I had a whole lot I wanted to say about that episode, Darin, but I happened to be very busy that week and by the time things slowed down I had forgotten what I wanted to say. When the title appeared on screen, ny wife said, "Oh, great... my favorite character trams up with my least favorite." I was a good episode, though.
Tim, I think Tracy and I watched only one episode each of both the British and American versions of Being Human.
Alphas is not as good as good Heroes, but better than bad Heroes.
I think that's a fair assessment. I don't think that it's a bad thing that the characters on Alphas aren't as likeable as the characters on Heroes (and I'm not suggesting that you do, either). For starters, I think they're less likeable because they're more realistic, and less melodramatic.
It's only a problem if you find that you don't enjoy spending time with those characters -- a issue I've been wrestling with with this show. On balance, I'm enjoying what I see enough to keep coming back.
I hadn’t heard anything about this show since the first season ended last September. It wouldn’t have surprised me if it wasn’t renewed, but it did surprise me very much (pleasantly, I assure you), when my DVR picked up a new first-run episode on Monday night thanks to last year’s settings. Season one did provide and ending… a downbeat and depressing one, but an ending nonetheless. Good to have something new to watch in the midst of the summer doldrums.