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Old January 17 2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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Sy Fy cancels Alphas

The show won't be coming back for a third season:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/01/16/alphas-cancelled/

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Old January 17 2013, 04:58 AM   #2
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Re: Sy Fy cancels Alphas

I never could get into this show. The pilot episode lost me half-way through, and I never heard anything really buzzworthy about it to lure me back. It was just sorta, I dunno, there.
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Old January 17 2013, 05:06 AM   #3
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The show certainly didn't fall apart like many bemoaned it would after the departure of Ira Steven Behr at the end of Season 1, but neither did it latch onto the grander, epic feeling he left the show aiming towards. In the end, even if "the big picture" felt somewhat stunted it did open some intereresting character beats and emotional avenues.

A decent time filler, with a pretty likable set of characters.

A pity.


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Old January 17 2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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Huh, I tried it, but, after sticking through all 4 seasons of Heroes, my appetite for the show it seemed to be (based upon the first couple episodes) was pretty sated, so I didn't follow it, but, I was under the impression it was doing really well?

Sorry for the folks who watched it regularly
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Old January 17 2013, 05:22 AM   #5
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It wasn't brilliant, but it certainly was diverting. Like most of SyFy's material, hardly edgy or groundbreaking, a bit predictable at times, but put together with charm and care by its crew and actors.

It took 7-8 episodes to find its own groove but when it did find its feet it was substantially more entertaining that Seasons 2-4 for Heroes.

Though that show did have the trainwreck "it-can't-get-any-worse-oh-no-sh*t-it-did" appeal that no show has developed since. Well, American Horror Story is having a good go...


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Old January 17 2013, 05:32 AM   #6
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I think with this SyFy has firmly stolen Fox's reputation for cancelling shows too soon.
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Old January 17 2013, 05:34 AM   #7
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Not too bummed, although I did catch it. Warehouse 13 is better.
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Old January 17 2013, 05:38 AM   #8
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I watched the show to its end. It ended on a cliff hanger. I wasn't anticipating a resolution to that cliff hanger.

I am looking forward to Lost Girl, Warehouse 13, and the final two episodes of Haven's current season.
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Old January 17 2013, 06:05 AM   #9
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I watched the first several episodes, the characters were really blah and forgettable. I didn't really bother with it too much. Still probably better than what they will replace it with.
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Old January 17 2013, 06:15 AM   #10
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Re: Sy Fy cancels Alphas

I know it's probably a non-realistic hope, but maybe Warehouse 13 could do another crossover with the Alphas characters and bring resolution to the Alphas storylines (especially as some speculate that certain Warehouse agents are Alphas). It worked for The X Files and The Lone Gunmen and Millennium, right?
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Old January 17 2013, 06:18 AM   #11
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I literally this week decided to finally check the show out, and I have the first two episodes now on the Skybox. Now I wonder if I should even bother.

Ah well. I have a lot of TV to watch as-is (I got the Forbydelsen Blu-Rays over the holidays, not to mention Borgen's second season and some other shows) and between Defiance and the return of Falling Skies and Continuum, I guess I'll have enough SF TV for the year.

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Though that show did have the trainwreck "it-can't-get-any-worse-oh-no-sh*t-it-did" appeal that no show has developed since. Well, American Horror Story is having a good go...
That's pretty much AHS's raison d'être. There's a TV show that basically lives on its ability to go completely off the rails every week.
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Old January 17 2013, 06:23 AM   #12
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Bummer... this isn't Respecting The Badge!
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Old January 17 2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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Re: Sy Fy cancels Alphas

USS Kongo wrote: View Post
The show won't be coming back for a third season:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/01/16/alphas-cancelled/

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This doesn't surprise me. It took them so long to announce anything I knew when they did it would be a cancellation. In most cases when Syfy renews a show, it happens while it is still on the air. When they don't it seems to happen just before production should be gearing up for a new season.
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Old January 17 2013, 05:54 PM   #14
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Shame. I only started watching it (on dvd) shortly before the second series aired here. I enjoyed it
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Old January 17 2013, 09:30 PM   #15
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The show won't be coming back for a third season:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/01/16/alphas-cancelled/

Sean
This doesn't surprise me. It took them so long to announce anything I knew when they did it would be a cancellation. In most cases when Syfy renews a show, it happens while it is still on the air. When they don't it seems to happen just before production should be gearing up for a new season.

BSG got picked up for it's first season at the very last hour before the contracts were up. Maybe they were looking at cutting costs for the lower ratings and just couldn't find a way to make it work.
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