Alias - Season 1 details
|Starring:||Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, Kevin Weisman, Jennifer Garner, Quentin Tarantino, Bradley Cooper, Ron Rifkin, Roger Moore, John Hannah|
|Directors:||Ken Olin, J.J. Abrams, Mikael Salomon|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Television, Thriller|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females|
Alias - Season 1 - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Alias - Season 1 - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
Alias - Season 1 - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
Alias - Season 1 - Disc 4
|15 Disc 4|
Alias - Season 1 - Disc 5
|15 Disc 5|
Alias - Season 1 - Disc 6
|15 Disc 6|
|Rental release:||29 Sep 2003|
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An excellent spy seriesBy Andrew from London , 05 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I was unsure about this series at first; there was no doubt it had an engaging plot right from the start and the characters were all well played and the dialogue well written. However it also had a very banal side to it, comprised of the main character's (Sydney Bristow) social circle, who unaware of Sydney's true identity as a CIA agent live out their ordinary lives involved in such mundane activities as school, gossip, weddings, and affairs. There is a stark contrast between the secretive highly dangerous life Sydney leads as an undercover agent, to that of her 'home' life when not on a mission, when we are subjected to the trivial details of her friends social lives. I can only imagine that this was created in order to appeal to a wider audience; those that enjoy spy thrillers, and to those that enjoy soap operas.
Fortunately for the show the good outweighs the bad by a large degree. The action and suspense is brutal and realistic, the plots are convoluted and will keep you guessing all the way. And certainly by disc 4 onwards it seems the writers have a better understanding of their characters and the overall storyline, as things begin to get very interesting and the more mundane characters and aspects of the show thankfully take a back seat.
The primary characters are excellent in each of their roles, and certainly one of the best is Sydney's enstranged father, a cynical verteran CIA agent who keeps everyone at arms length yet obviously is desperate to strengthen ties with his now grown-up daughter. I can only imagine that the 2nd series will get even better.
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Too far fetched to have any substanceBy a customer from Cheshire , 13 Dec 2007I persevered with this until halfway through the second disc and then had to give up, as it was just too ridiculous. It's a nice idea, but the plots are so unbelievable that ultimately you're made to feel that the writers think you're an idiot. Even if you're prepared to accept that Jennifer Garner speaks every language under the sun and has the ability to single-handedly fight off the bad guys with a few well-aimed kicks and grunts (fun for the boys perhaps), then there are other things to irritate. Overriding an entire IT security system by placing a piece of plastic against the computer monitor screen? Give the viewer some credit, please.
Alias Season 1 - Disc 1By Pauline (3 reviews) from Stratford-upon-Avon , 07 Dec 2007I really enjoyed this, I got to the end of the disk and couldn't wait for the next one!
Engaging ShowBy disaxster (8 reviews) from London , 19 Nov 2007Good writing and definitely good acting, I believe it was inspired by La Femme Nikita but the romance between Sydney and Vaughn is not as powerful as the one between Nikita and Michael. The main Rambaldi search was a little stretch but I suspended my disbelief and enjoy the entertainment.
were it all beganBy deadlyelektra (1 review) from Bristol , 24 Oct 2007i rented this having never seen ANY alias and only because the adverts made it look cool..... well it was the best thing i ever did. this is a masteriece of tv. and the story has me thouroughly hooked.... JACK BOUER!!!!!????? he has it easy compared to Sydney bristow!
Absolute ToshBy MarkDavies (33 reviews) from Swansea , 21 Sep 2007I didn't know what to expect when I watched this but I cannot do corny series. Alias is corny and therefore has no credibility. Am I sexist or is it that whenever a girl takes the lead role in an action series, it doesn't work. Vic in The Shield is a prime example when it does work.
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