Featured TV Show of the Week: “Alias”
Isabelle is back and today I’m going to be blogging about one of my hidden treasures… the TV show called “Alias”. Now, if you know me, then you’ll know that I love anything that relates to espionage/spies. Yeah, I’m kind of crazy about that stuff. I just love it and when I came across this pretty old show, I decided to give it a chance. “Alias” was created by J.J. Abrams and aired from 2001 to 2006, spanning 5 seasons, aka 105 episodes. I know what you’re thinking… 2001?! Yeah, I get it. For our generation the years seem a little boring but don’t let the show’s age stop you, it’s incredible. In fact, the show was one of the first new and modern spy shows of its generation. Before I go on, I will tell you now that this post will include no spoilers but will run through the basics of the series.
"Alias" follows the life of Sydney Bristow, a seemingly normal grad student with a secret. She’s a spy whose loyalties lie with the CIA but she works for its opponent, SD-6, meaning she’s a double agent. Her work for the two agencies require her to pick up new identities and disguise herself daily, hence the show’s title. With the help of a few accomplices and her natural talent for improvisation, Sydney embarks on a series of tasks that lead her from one mystery to another. 
On a broad scope, “Alias” seems like just another one of those spy shows, but it’s more than that. The storylines are carefully calculated and put into place so that each season merges with the next and before you know it, the show leaves you stumped with its sneaky brilliance. Little details that air in one episode would be revisited in a future airing and suddenly you’re kicking yourself for not noticing it before. I can’t forget to mention the importance of the relationships between the characters from the show. They’re all twisted in a weird way and you’ll find that many relationships will collide in surprising revelations throughout the series. 
Headed by a group of emotional actors and tricky writers, “Alias” is a must see for any spy fanatic and beyond that. Its compelling action makes it fun, its many twists and turns make it spontaneous, and its vulnerable and touching relationships make me cry. It’s really a win-win for all. The boy who wants some action, the girl who wants the romance, the brother who wants the comedy, and the sister who wants the inspirational lesson will all be satisfied by this one show. I am truly impressed by its intelligent artistry and creative wonderfulness and I’ll be honest, I blew through five seasons in a week. Yes, I might be a little addicted so I’ll hand it to you now… WARNING: THIS SHOW IS DEADLY ADDICTIVE. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You should still watch it, though. It’s available on Netflix and you can rent it on DVD. All-in-all, “Alias” is a must watch. Thank you J.J. Abrams for this amazing, delicious show, I blame you for my lack of social activities, and I really want you to bring it back through a movie or a reboot even though I know it ended at the right time.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Let me know if you want me to do a detailed recap of the first episode of the series! Until next time…