You've put your finger on the problem, Austin. David Strathairn's Dr. Rosen IS believable; we accept him as a real person. Unfortunately, he's alone. Look at successful shows like BSG, SG-1, NCIS, The Good Wife; they all have ensemble casts of highly individualistic people who complement each other well -- no confusing of characters there. Even in non-ensemble shows, stars-plus-support, it's the support that can make or break a show. I'm convinced a major reason Burn Notice turned out to be a hit is that it has the best supporting cast of all of USA's caper shows. And In Plain Sight is struggling for the opposite reason -- good star, weak support. Maybe the other Alphas will blossom in time, but so far it's all Rosen.