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on 3 February 2005
The main reasons to watch Alias are that it is action packed (almost to overflowing) and fantastic fun (actually that may not be the main reasons for many... but we will come to that).
It is the story of Sydney Bristow, a brilliant young college student who has been recruited by SD-6 (a group posing as a division of CIA) who discovers that SD-6 is really a criminal organisation (after they kill her fiancé) and is recruited by the CIA to work as a double agent. To complicate matters further her father (from whom she is effectively estranged) is also a double agent working for SD-6 and the CIA.
Series 1 follows her story through a series of capers, mostly attempting to retrieve various artefacts created by Rimbaldi (a renaissance genius) for the CIA while appearing to work for SD-6. This is set against the backdrop of her difficult personal life; a personal life made more complex by a nascent romance with her CIA hander, attempting to form a proper relationship with her father and the problems of lying to her friends.
All the episodes are full of action (they seem to pack twice as much into a single episode as most series), the sub-plots are great fun (if a little silly at times) and the tension of being a double agent is maintained throughout. As usual some suspension of disbelief is required (is Sydney really the only agent in either SD-6 or the CIA?) but that is not hard; it is so much fun that you don't really care.
The supporting cast a uniformly excellent but the series belongs to the preternaturally beautiful Jennifer Garner (who is probably the 'real' reason people like the show) and her amazing collection of wigs and costumes. She is an excellent actress who appears to be equally at home with the physical demands of the 'action' as she is with the actual acting.
Really good fun (and the second series is even better)
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