Created by JJ Abrams, Alias
plays like a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer
and James Bond. Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) is a super (and super-sexy) spy, fighting nefarious villains and working for the good guys--or so she thinks. Recruited as a college freshman for espionage work, Sydney found her true calling with SD-6, a secret division of the CIA. When her hunky doctor-boyfriend proposes to her, she decides to let him in on the truth she's not supposed to tell anyone: she's not a grad student with a demanding job for an international bank, but a secret agent who constantly puts her life on the line for the free world. But when SD-6 discovers her security breach, her fiancé is brutally assassinated, and Sydney suddenly finds herself face-to-face with the truth: she's been working for the bad guys. Deciding to become a double agent for the CIA and bring down the evildoers, Sydney gets one more surprise--her estranged father (Victor Garber) is also working for SD-6, and the CIA as well. Welcome to the family, Syd!
Confused? This is all just the first episode. With its double-edged tension (how long can Syd play double agent?) and one heck of a MacGuffin (the dreaded Rambaldi device, the mythic creation of a Renaissance genius), the show leads its viewers from episode to episode with visceral, compelling action, not to mention the nascent romance between Syd and her CIA handler, Vaughn (Michael Vartan), and her clashes with her heretofore distant father. Sharp, smart and always suspenseful, Alias' centre was held by the gorgeous Garner, a stellar action heroine and an even better actress who could pull off Sydney's exotic undercover missions and conflicted emotions with equal dexterity. By the end of this first series, which concludes with a breathtaking cliffhanger, you'll be seduced into Alias' world with, happily, no desire to escape. --Mark Englehart
The complete first season of the hit TV show containing all 22 episodes. Working as an agent for a top-secret division of the CIA, SD-6, Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) discovers that her bosses are not actually the CIA but enemies of the state. The real CIA enlist her as a double-agent and her mission is to complete the tasks set by her bosses at SD-6 whilst reporting back to the CIA. The episodes are: 'Truth Be Told', 'So It Begins', 'Parity', 'A Broken Heart', 'Doppleganger', 'Reckoning', 'Color Blind', 'Time Will Tell', 'Mea Culpa', 'Spirit', 'The Confession', 'The Box (1)', 'The Box (2)', 'The Coup', 'Page 47', 'The Prophecy', 'Q&A', 'Masquerade', 'Snowman', 'The Solution', 'Rendezvous' and 'Almost 30 Years'.