Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Review - Alphas Season 1 Episode 8 A Short Time in Paradise

Boy was there something off with last night's episode. I've enjoyed watching every episode of Alphas, but "A Short Time in Paradise" was a chore. The main problem is that the alpha this week, a cult leader named Jonas, is a stock character from all perspectives. His powers allow him to give people something that makes them feel good, he has messianic ideas, and people are dying. That's it. Nothing about him or the situation changes from the first time we see him to the last, and it's not even that scary or creepy. But the writers continue to show us Jonas's powers again and again as if the audience will realize something new after the 10th time.

The subplots have significantly more substance, as Rosen shoots a gun for the first time and kills Jonas, and Rachel's father comes to terms with his daughter's condition.

Score: 8.0/10
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