Review: Alias 401 – 405

It has been quite a ride, these past three years. Working for the wrong side, working for both sides, and working for the good guys. That’s the action part. Then there’s the murdered fiancee, and the distant father, and the deceased mother. That’s the drama part. Then there’s the Rambaldi device, and the prophecies. That’s the mysterious part. The first season was quite episodic, but it was a nice build-up for season 2 and 3, where it slowly evolved into highly serialised storytelling that had the effect of a non-stop adrenaline rush, with a cliffhanger waiting to grab you every week. Guess people didn’t like it that much (sliding ratings), so J.J. Abrams must have succumbed to pressure from the big studio bosses. All that added depth is now gone, and episode for episode roll by feeling a bit like the same. It’s still strong writing though, but it’s just not the same. It’s gone from being great to just being good. Let’s hope the tides return soon.

4 Responses to “Review: Alias 401 – 405”

  1. qbix Says:

    I’ve never watched Alias. What is it ?
    Where is it. Do I miss something ?
    Or are you saying I should even start watching it

  2. Kimputer Says:

    In short, it’s Jennifer Garner who is forced to work as a double-agent (CIA/SD-6), while keep her work under cover for friends. An estranged father also complicates the stories. In season 2 and 3 a host of interesting archenemies enter the scene. Combined with interesting story archs spread over a season, it’s much like you’re accustomed with in series like Star Trek: DS9.
    So, yeah, it’s a lot to take in, but if you follow the DVD’s from season 1 to season 2, you’ll be hooked in no time. (Dutch and Belgian TV stations are currently broadcasting season 1, 2 or 3, and in a very fragmented way, so it’s hard to keep track of)

  3. Mr T Says:

    Bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla…

  4. qbix Says:

    I see.

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