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Fitting tribute to an amazing show,
This review is from: Alias - Season 1-5 The Complete Set [DVD] (DVD)
I only discovered Alias last year. For four years it had slipped under my radar.
It was through Lost and the whole J.J. Abrams connection that I decided to give this show a shot, and I was not to be disappointed. In fact, I ended up loving it so much that Lost was put into the shadow for a good few months.
Seasons 1 & 2 are the most polished pieces of TV work I've ever had the fortune to experience. Drama, intensity, emotion, mystery, surprises... everything you could possibly desire. There really isn't a dull moment in the entirety of the first 48 episodes.
While it might be true to say that the show lost its way slightly in Seasons 3 & 4 - perhaps too many standalone episodes and a few rehashed ideas - there's no question that it was still very enjoyable and still much better than most shows.
And though Season 5 suffered slightly due to being shorter than most fans (and no doubt the writers) would've liked, Alias was right back on form for it's final run as it built towards a fitting climax.
To summarise, I can't speak highly enough of this show. It has become my favourite TV show of all time. For high tempo action fused together with intriguing mystery, Alias is as good as it gets.
Buy this set and own every episode of the most under-rated show in history.
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Initial post: 13 Mar 2011 22:11:48 GMT
I bought this box set on the above review, loved LOST and was like the above drawn by the JJ Abrams connection. So far am only one the first series, and am loving every minute of it. My only comment is that unlike LOST and say "24", I am flabbergasted by the fact that the heroine, apart from the pilot episode and despite all her conflicts, impressive fight scenes and punches that she endures, she never appears to look any the worse for wear ! She returns to Los Angeles without a mark on her the next day! This aspect, for me, makes it less authentic. I suppose if she returned to her flat and had evidence of injury, this would raise questions with her flatmates ! However, on one episode I watched, she received a massive punch square to the face, and not a drop of blood was spilt ! She came out of it looking like the airbrushed model from the glossy mags !! Other than this, full marks for the story line, the characters and the action. Will still enjoy it, but shame about the lack of realism which could, if you were not a fan, cause the viewer to lack any sympathy with the character.
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