Why Syfy’s superhero series Alphas is TV’s best show about mental illness

TV has always had trouble tackling mental illness as a topic. The idea of doing a series about depressed, manic-depressive, or schizophrenic characters is daunting: Where is there room for the semi-standard weekly moments of uplift? HBO’s In Treatment took viewers through several weeks of intensive psychotherapy with…

Don’t slam the door on your way out: 24 accidental TV finales that worked as series-enders

1. In Treatment, “Adele: Week 7” (December 7, 2010)
Nothing frustrates TV fans more than an accidental finale. When a show is canceled, the producers often don’t have enough warning to wrap up the story; it’s hard to watch a final episode that closes on an ambiguous note, doesn’t show off the series’ strengths, or ends…