Tuesday, April 28, 2015

JJ Abrams: Alias

JJ Abrams' second TV series, Alias, actually began while Felicity was still running. In fact, Felicity was the inspiration for Alias. Apparently, about halfway into the first season it occurred to him how much fun it would be if Felicity lived this secret life. Like she was a spy or something. But, there was no way to incorporate THAT into Felicity. So, the idea germinated and Alias was born. Sydney Bristow, played by Jennifer Garner (who made appearances on Felicity), actually was a spy attending graduate school. Voila. The idea manifested and was a HIT. Alias was one of those shows with talent up the wazoo, tons of action, an over-arcing mystery, and just Awesome. The show aired from 2001-2006.

Also the show had Michael Vartan, who played Michael Vaughn. Sidney and Vaughn were a HOT couple. Just steamin'.

Did you laugh when they realized they were on coms? That older guy was her dad. Can we say AWKWARD???

1 comment:

  1. I'd forgotten this blog was here. Shame on me! I loved this show, bought the DVD's sold them, then found them used and decided to get them again to watch the series again (did I ever mention I invented binge watching back when 24 season 1 came out on DVD and I almost watched the whole thing in real time?).

    Garner and Vartan were steamy (although she seemed to tell him it was over forever every other episode-she did the same with her father). The casting was excellent: Garber as her father, Rifkin as Sloan, the techie guy who I am blanking on his name. Although sometimes the scripts seemed a little rushed, I think that was to focus on the story arc, and by the end of the show I was half convinced there was a Rimbaldi.