(It doesn't help that I'm finding John Barrowman increasingly irritating as a performer; there's being cocky and fun and there's being a preening jackass, and Barrowman is looking likely to peg the meter on the preening jackass end of the scale. Best thing about the show so far is that it's introduced me to Ciera Payton, who's got a bit role as a secretary/mistress and who is *hot like fire.*)
ALPHAS has more ups, I think. It's an uneven show, but while the pilot is clumsy and ineffective the series gets better from there. It does a pretty decent job of giving all of its characters stuff to do, and given its budget it has some creative action bits. I'll keep watching because I like co-exec Robert Hewitt Wolfe and actor Malik Yoba, and I want to see what the show'll do. The biggest downside so far is that I find team leader Dr. Rosen to be kind of a dick. He's especially creepy with the team's super-sensed investigator, to whom he comes off as not so much paternalistic as like a high school guidance counselor who can't tear his eyes away from the front of a girl's sweater. It really makes me not like him much. But we'll see where the show goes.
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