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Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

Dave!Anybody who knows me even a little bit is aware of my unrequited love for good television. Unlike the movies, TV shows allow you to form an ongoing relationship with characters in a way that cinema can't match. Most television is pretty bad, but a few shows elevate the medium to dizzying entertainment heights. That being understood, how amazing was Alias last night? The series kind of lost its way last year, but creator J.J. Abrams had promised to restore the show to past glory this season, so excitement was mounting. Could he manage such a feat?

Apparently he could, and did so 20 minutes into the first episode.


How is it possible for somebody to be so astoundingly talented? In just twenty minutes Abrams brilliantly turned the dynamic of the show around 180 degrees, returning us to all the things that made Alias so much bloody fun to watch. Every character has been taken back to their roots, including series lead Jennifer Garner's "Sydney Bristow"...


And if that wasn't enough, Mia Maestro has joined the cast as Jen's super-spy sister, so now we've got two hotties kicking ass on the show. Still not enough? Angela Basset has joined up as well.

Un-freakin-believable. Espionage never looked so good.

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  1. Chris says:

    I’m going to watch it later. But for now I have to go to work. I’m sure it’ll wait until I get back. Then again I could call in sick….

    Nah, it’ll wait! Thanks for the praise though, it’s something to look forward to then? 🙂

  2. annette says:

    I went to bed after the first twenty minutes. Does this mean I have bad taste?


  3. Dave2 says:

    Seek psychiatric help immediately. 🙂

  4. I saw in Media Life today that the overnight ratings were sensational. I vote for more outfits like the one above…

  5. mrjerz says:

    I have seen every episode of the show the first time, never in reruns. After last season, I got so sick of the emotional drama that I swore it off. Of course, that didn’t last and I watched last night. If they can make it as exciting as this show, I’m in. But let’s please get over the relationship “Felicity-type” crap drama and stick to spy work, eh?

  6. Dave2 says:

    Odd you should mention Felicity, as J.J. Abrams created both shows! I think that they add the drama/romance as an attempt to court the female demographic. Michael Vartan (who plays Vaughn) has said that the scripts this year are much more action-oriented, so I guess there’s always hope.

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