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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced and always keeps you thinking, 13 Feb. 2004
This review is from: Alias: Complete Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Alias is a wonderful show - with the death of Buffy (in terms of a series rather than in terms of a dead vampire slayer), it perfectly fills the void that has been left. Ironically for something that I started watching as a replacement, I feel that in many ways it is a better show that Buffy ever was.
The dialogue is razor sharp, the acting (while somewhat hammy at times) is compelling, and the characters are memorable. However, where Alias really excels is in the over-riding plot arc - the episodes are links in a chain of breath-taking cliff-hangers. There's something very appealing about a show that leaves you with your mouth open while you inch ever closer to the edge of your seat every time the credits roll.
The villans in Alias are more than the simple 'baddy of the week' stereotypes popularised in many shows. They are complex and multi-faceted - something that is inevitable considering how densely layered the plot is. Your perceptions are constantly shifting as the characters react in terms of their own personal agendas and their often complex emotional attachments to each other.
Arvin Sloane for example is rephrensible in almost all of his actions, but as a man you can't help but be impressed by his determination, his fortitude, and his devotion to his duty as he sees it. He has a deep affection for the main character (who despises him), which causes him considerable anguish when he must take steps that will harm her.
This is a most excellent show - you would be doing yourself a service if you checked it out.
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