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I started watching Alias when it first started, but there were a lot of
shows I liked, so I started taping it and then never got around to "catching
up", along with many other shows. I picked it up again toward the end of the
second season and have been watching ever since. I put the first
season DVD on my Christmas list and received it, so I watched it as fast as
I could. I really love the show. It is not as good as Buffy but better
than La Femme Nikita. Sure, it is a little far-fetched sometimes, but
anyone who watches action-adventure shows is used to that.
The actors do a great job, with no exceptions. The story can sometimes
be convoluted but, like The X-Files, it doesn't really matter because the
important part is the relationship between the guy and the girl, and how they
try to have a normal life amid all the chaos.
Even my mother-in-law, who started watching it when I was watching Season two
on DVD, got into it and says she really likes it. That's because it's great
drama. It is not predictable, the dialogue is clever and the people are
The first 2 seasons were mainly about how Sydney tried to bring down SD-6.
She and Vaughn were just friends in the first season but started developing
something more going into season 2. By the end of the third season they
were in love, but we all know things don't go as planned when it comes to
romance on TV...
I had to return the first set of disks that I received (through amazon.com)
because some of the disks skipped. They were happy to replace them
and I have never seen any other problems with their disks. The set has
many "extras" that are fun to watch.
With the season two disks, I had seen a lot more of the episodes, so I just
rented the few that I needed to watch, through netflix.com Season two gets a lot
more complicated as they tried to top themselves. Interesting guest stars
started to appear, and Syd's mother was more involved. The season's ending
episode was a real shocker. Syd figured out that her roommate was really a
spy and had tried to kill Will. She had a big fight with her that
demolished her apartment (so much for that set!). Syd woke up in China and
was told it was 5 years later. Then she finds out that Vaughan is
married. That may be the best cliffhanger in the history of television.
I do intend to buy the second set of disks for my collection, and then of
course the third. I can hardly wait for season 4!
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