Alias: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Box Alias The Complete Fourth Season Jj Abrams. PRODUCT ALMOST NEW, CLEAN AND FULL: SIX DVD (s) VIDEO, AND BOOKLET FOURREAU PLASTIFIE.En QUÉBEC.NTSC.VERSION ORIGINAL IMPORT Zone 1 (English). His English, Spanish subtitles.
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After season three, I was hoping the show would get back on track, and with this season it did. The set-up feels a little too much like they were trying to recreate the first season magic, and that's just not going to happen. But they did do a good job of telling great stories over the course of the season.
Many fans didn't like the first third, which were mainly stand alone episodes with hints of a plot thread moving through them. Personally, I found them just as engrossing as the regular episodes. By the mid point of the season, things are beginning to gel with the storyline about Vaughn's father taking the forefront. The last third was another can't miss thrill ride that ended with the end of the world - almost - and the best cliffhanger of the series. Although I really wish they'd dump the Rimbaldi storyline already. That's the one aspect of the show I've never liked.
This six disc set continues the great season DVD sets this series has already been given.Read more ›
To summarise Syd - a kick ass secret agent, once working for SD6 who she thought was a black ops division of the CIA - it was not. On finding out she turns double agent working for the real CIA to bring down SD6 headed by the nefarious Sloane. On completion of her task and after many high octane adventures and close shaves she ends up working for their real black ops division and rejoins many familiar faces (her Dad Jack , soul mate Vaughn and work partner Dixon)including to our horror, let alone hers, Sloane as a "reformed goodie" Director of the new division which in itself opens the door to a "got to see next weeks episode" insatiable hunger.
The season opens with some edge of the seat fight and chase scenes and costume change / disguises. Whilst the "stand alone" nature of this season put many loyal fans off, I cannot fault it in general. All that we usually hope for in a show like this was there - stunts, drama, family tensions, twists and shocks and with all our favourite characters still at the fore. I loved the extra injection of humour by using Flinkman more often, the tension between Syd & Sloane added drama and even to the end I was unclear if he was bad or good. The gradual rebuilding of her relationship with Vaughn was realistic to me, given what they had been through in S3 as was the tension with her dad Jack.Read more ›
Immediately it's SD6 all over again with Sloan again in charge running a secret ops organization. You could almost be forgiven for thinking that series two and three never happened.
The other big change with this series is that that for the most part these are all one-off episodes with few story arcs and few cliff hanger endings.
It feels different!
Onto the positives there are some great performances especially from Angela Bassett as CIA Director Hayden Chase. And there is the welcome return of the villains Anna (Gina Torres) and Sark (David Anders)in a two-parter. We are also treated to an Alias first; the Jennifer Garner directed episode 'In Dreams'
There are also a number of fine episodes too. So why only four stars?
Well, without the tightly knit stories and story arcs it loses some of the tension and pure excitement of the previous seasons.
And this may help to explain why season four ratings dropped in America.
Also, being a fan it's impossible not to notice some of the inconsistencies of this season. With JJ Abrams no longer at the helm new writers have on occassion made errors that don't make sense. Like how come Marshalls wife has no idea what he does when she used to work in the same office as him!
But when all said and done it's Alias and great TV, if you are a fan it's required viewing. If not, it's worth checking out too. And there is a gtreat cliff-hanger series ending!
Interestingly, series 5 (Which looks great!) has reverted back to the tightly knit, tightly woven stories that made seasons 1,2 and 3 such mesmerising viewing
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This is an excellent series in the classic spy drama genre. Some of the scripted scenarios are a little far fetched but because of the great action sequences and nail biting plots... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Graham Kidson
very good one for see more than one time and recommended itPublished 1 month ago by samuel lijovitzky
started watching series 4. enjoying the series. package in good condition and dvd's playing well.Published 5 months ago by Mr Phillip Naylor
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