Alias...is the show any good?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by amdmiami, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Professor Zoom

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    I LOVED the first two seasons.
    I struggled to care in season 3, and stopped during season four, and I never looked back.

    I was actually pretty mad--it was such a great show and it just...fell apart quickly.

    Not as quickly as Heroes mind you, but that's a different thread.
     
  2. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    I enjoyed it. There were some drops in quality, but overall, I thought it was great:)
     
  3. TheMasterOfOrion

    TheMasterOfOrion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The JJ cult will tell you its wonderful but I say overall its a poor show. :scream: It looked interesting enough to me in season one, there was a good plot and some good chemistry between actors but it quickly fails and turns into a fashionable drama. Time jumps with Sydney waking up after a 24 month snoozefest, who's sleeping with who, shock antics from 'Lost' and pointless plot twists and that sort of thing. :( Most of the time the series is nothing more than a Fashion performance from Jennifer Garner masquerading as a scifi/thriller
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  4. Roshi

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    Thank God you're here to enlighten us lowly degenerated earthlings!
     
  5. Gaseous Anomaly

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    QFT, I too lost all interest half way thru season 2. Just too much unexplained shifting thru time and plot.
     
  6. the_wildcard

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    The first 2 seasons were great because the writers spent a great deal of time creating this intricate mystery and subplot. But that's how all JJ Abrams TV shows start off.

    But then at some point, you have to start answering some questions or else people will either lose interest because of boredom or of frustation.

    I think that's what happened with Alias. When JJ Abrams left the show to work on other projects, the writers didn't do a good job of creating a great answer to the mystery. Instead it just dragged on which ultimately hurt the show. Luckily Abrams AND ABC realized this before it was too late and decided to cancel the show but not before giving ample time to wrap things up in some logical fashion.

    LOST suffered from this too I think, but Abrams learned his lesson. That's why they've already annouced that LOST will only last up to 5 seasons I think and more importantly, Abrams and the crew already have the ending in the mind.
     
  7. Mr Light

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    ^^
    Lost is running six seasons; we just started the fifth.

    My understanding on what happened to ALIAS was the execs didn't like the serialized nature of the show and in-depth storyline of Rambaldi hints. That's why every new year brought more standalones and less serialized Rambaldi mystery. That's why the entire series was rebooted in the Super Bowl episode, because they felt her double agent status was too confusing to viewers. I'm not sure but I imagine that's why they rebooted AGAIN with S3. That's why the first half of S4 (as I recall) had no running story at all.