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Old January 22 2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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Alias...is the show any good?

I've heard a lot of things about Alias but I wanted to know from you guys if the show is any good or not. I've been thinking about watching it but I don't want to start watching a show that turns out to be crap.
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Old January 22 2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

Yes.
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Old January 22 2009, 11:58 PM   #3
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

It's an excellent show. I just started rewatching it a few weeks ago.
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Old January 23 2009, 12:03 AM   #4
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

Oh, yeah. Absolutely it's worth watching. Though it does eventually decline. First two seasons were great. Third season...eh, not so much, but I still found it fairly entertaining. Fourth season wasn't as good as that, but still watchable. I didn't even feel like I was watching the same show by season five though. I have the s1-4 DVDs, but not s5. If you make it that far, watch it. It just wasn't as good as I'd hoped.
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Old January 23 2009, 01:12 AM   #5
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

Very good. I agree, 1&2 are terrific. The next couple, not as good because the on screen chemistry that moved off (during 3), move out and there was some lack of the old spark. Some of teh story lines got looped around a bunch as well and no real direction apparent to the fans.

5 works okay but the last couple of episodes, especially the middle part of teh last show, redeemed much.

Definitely worth watching.
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Old January 23 2009, 01:24 AM   #6
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

The first season is very good, the second still good for the most part. But starting in S3 it quickly goes downhill.
I'd still advise people to watch the first season and a half, those are very good and worth it despite the drop in quality later on.
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Old January 23 2009, 02:27 AM   #7
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Season 2 (up until you-know-what) was seriously some of the best television I've seen in my life. Seriously, it was goddamned phenomenal.

After that it became increasingly silly, and then sometime around season 4 I just stopped caring. Still worthwhile - every season had some pretty strong moments. They were just fewer and further between later on.
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Old January 23 2009, 02:35 AM   #8
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The first season is absolutely wonderful and introduced a fascinating mythology. The second season was almost as good. The third season immediately went to crap. The fourth season's back half managed to save the show a great deal. The fifth season was horrible and Alias: The Next Generation. So basically just get the first two years and you'll get the good stuff.
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Old January 23 2009, 03:50 AM   #9
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

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The first season is absolutely wonderful and introduced a fascinating mythology. The second season was almost as good. The third season immediately went to crap. The fourth season's back half managed to save the show a great deal. The fifth season was horrible and Alias: The Next Generation. So basically just get the first two years and you'll get the good stuff.
Absolutely agree. I watched S5 mainly just to "complete" the series, but if it had ended at season four I would have been satisfied.
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Old January 23 2009, 08:36 AM   #10
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it's fucking awesome. i love it.
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Old January 23 2009, 08:48 AM   #11
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Re: Alias...is the show any good?

I have to agree with the majority on this one.

Alias is freaking fantastic. (For about 2 OR 3 seasons.)

Those seasons are NOT to be missed.

After that, it's a pale shadow of it's former glory, yet I'd wager we just remember it being not as good as the earlier seasons in direct comparison. It's more of an internal criticism really.

Put those last 2 seasons up against another show... who knows?
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Old January 23 2009, 08:49 AM   #12
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Yeah, I thought it was a great show. It is much easier to watch it on DVD than trying to watch it one episode a week, though. Everything is much clearer and makes a lot more sense when it's all fresh in your mind.
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Old January 23 2009, 09:33 AM   #13
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I've never watched Alias, but everyone raves about it, so it's definately on my to-watch list at some point. My husband has all the dvds (courtesy of his wife who brought them for Christmas and birthdays over the years), so it's just a case of making time.
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Old January 23 2009, 10:53 AM   #14
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Technobuilder wrote: View Post
After that, it's a pale shadow of it's former glory, yet I'd wager we just remember it being not as good as the earlier seasons in direct comparison. It's more of an internal criticism really.
I'd agree with that.
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Old January 23 2009, 03:31 PM   #15
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I blind bought the first two seasons but then just rented the last three and after I finished, ended up donating the first two to my library. Don't really have a desire to ever revisit the show.
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