I am a huge fan of Alias since the showed aired in the UK and have bought all 4 season boxsets which I have not got bored of and love to watch over again.
Series 1 begins with Sydney Bristow - a spy for SD-6, an organisation she believes to be part of the CIA. When she finds out they are the enemy she thought she was fighting, she goes to the real CIA and becomes a double agent, working undercover at SD-6 to bring them down, going on fantastic missions around the world, all the while trying to lead a normal life and keep her spy work a secret from her best friends who believe she works at a bank.
Throughout the series she learns truths about herself, her father - with whom she has never been close to, her fiancee who is killed in the first episode, and her mother who died when she was a child. Sounds complicated? There are many twists and turns throughout all the 4 series, with unravelling plots which are just incredible. I don't want to give much away as EVERYTHING is linked together in more ways then the viewer knows.
You have to watch it from the beginning to understand the full story. Each series ends with a fantastic cliffhanger, especially season 4 -my jaw dropped, I was so so shocked!! I cannot wait for series 5!
It is such a shame that it has not got the recognition it deserves in the UK (with all the channel swapping and inconsistent airings) as it is a fabulous, award-winning show with an excellent cast of actors. Jennifer Garner is brilliant as Sydney Bristow- her performances are an inspiration.
It is the type of glamourous TV series the US do so well.
I got into Lost because it is made by the same people who make Alias, and I love it just as much -for those who have got bored of Lost -stick with it, if Alias is anything to go by, the fun has only just began with Lost.