A shadow of its former self

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ALIAS

I was a loyal ALIAS fan. But not anymore.

Seasons 1 and 2 were amazing. Season 3 was better than Season 4 but not as good as the previous two…. although the cliffhanger at the end of the season finale inspired such hope for Season 5.

I thought maybe JJ Abrams would return to ALIAS’s roots….. bring back some of the original SD-6 bad guys and storylines. But NOOOO… they kill off Michael Vaughn, they bring in these other flimsy characters, and there’s no character development for the original cast. Why is Victor Garber still on this program? He’s been reduced to reciting instructions into handsets/headsets in the scenes he’s in.

It’s a waste of my time.

And it breaks my heart – just a little bit – because ALIAS was the first smart show on tv in a very long time. And the producers managed to wreck it. ALIAS introduced so many novel concepts and complicated plot twists. Each and every episode was new and exciting.

But the creators dumped ALIAS because LOST became such a phenomenon. I’ve tried watching LOST and just don’t get it.

I popped in an episode from Season 1 after watching tonight’s show. I shouldn’t have done that –  the contrast proved that season 5 is just a mockery of the original.

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