Mr Mole wrote:It's just not Shakespeare...
Most shows are not. Have not seen the most recent, but the one prior with Rosen's daughter's betrayal was really well done. They took their time with his angst, while moving the subplots along, instead of rushing to the conclusion. Plus Strathairn is a great actor.
Mr Mole wrote:Watchable, but predictable and cliche
I think what has made the show good recently is that it handles things that we, as comics fans, see as cliches well. My point is, many things that seem cliched to us are not that way to the general public. For instance, I recently posted rules from Mutant Growth Hormone in the 1610 universe. Low and behold the trope appears in the aforementioned episode. To me it was familiar territory handled well. To some it might have been a new cool idea.
On a related note, I loved Ledger's performance, but the Joker being a force of nature-like character that just wants to watch the world burn was nothing new to me. To some it was a revolutionary presentation of the character. But really, it's a decades old idea. Just handled incredibly well.
NOTE: I'm not comparing the Alphas to Dark Knight, I'm just using it as an example.