Series Retrospective: ALIAS – ‘Repercussions’ (3×05 – Review)

In 2018, we began a deep-dive TV review series looking at J.J. Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. Over the next year, we’ll be looking at Season Three’s 22-episode run in detail… Outside of Reunion, Repercussions probably stands as the least remarkable episode of Alias’ third season yet, operating as it does in the shadow ofContinue reading “Series Retrospective: ALIAS – ‘Repercussions’ (3×05 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Dead Drop’ (2×04 – Review)

Over the course of last year, I began my first deep-dive TV review series looking at JJ Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. Over the next year, I’ll be looking at Season Two’s 22-episode run in detail… Dead Drop is far more of a confident, layered episode of Alias than it is perhaps given creditContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Dead Drop’ (2×04 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Snowman’ (1×19 – Review)

If Masquerade was a busy episode of Alias that needed to function as both ostensibly the beginning of a two-part episode, and deal with the reverberations from the mid-section of the run, then Snowman ranks as one of the most disposable outings in Alias’ debut season. Snowman in any other series would have been aContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Snowman’ (1×19 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘The Box – Pt 2’ (1×13 – Review)

The first part of The Box established that nothing would ever be the same for Alias once this story was over. The second part cements this one hundred percent in stone. In discussing part one of The Box, one of the major aspects that becomes clear watching this two-part story is how heavily indebted everythingContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘The Box – Pt 2’ (1×13 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘The Box – Pt 1’ (1×12 – Review)

If The Confession was the point of no return, The Box is the tale which catapults Alias into what is, barring one or two exceptions, a season and a half of dynamic, top drawer storytelling. Alias was a high concept TV series from the outset. The ‘high concept’ in Hollywood vernacular defines an idea whichContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘The Box – Pt 1’ (1×12 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Reckoning’ (1×06 – Review)

Alias is steadily building toward a larger point of revelation across its first season, as the title of Reckoning alludes to. Thematically, the journey of super-spy double agent Sydney Bristow continues to be about her own understanding of the bigger picture, and her place within it. The complexities of the narrative inside JJ Abrams showContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Reckoning’ (1×06 – Review)”