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)”

Series Retrospective: ALIAS – ‘The Two’ (3×01 – 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… You could make a strong argument that Alias peaked at the tail end of its second season, and from The Two onwards the journeyContinue reading “Series Retrospective: ALIAS – ‘The Two’ (3×01 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Second Double’ (2×21 – Review)

In 2018, I began my first deep-dive TV review series looking at JJ Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. This year, I’ll be looking at Season Two’s 22-episode run in detail… Though not officially classed as a two-part season finale for Alias, Second Double originally aired on the same night as The Telling, which givesContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Second Double’ (2×21 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Truth Takes Time’ (2×18 – Review)

In 2018, I began my first deep-dive TV review series looking at JJ Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. This year, I’ll be looking at Season Two’s 22-episode run in detail… Truth Takes Time could have, and perhaps should have, become the catchphrase for Alias in the same manner ‘The Truth is Out There’ didContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Truth Takes Time’ (2×18 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘A Free Agent’ (2×15 – Review)

In 2018, I began my first deep-dive TV review series looking at JJ Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. This year, I’ll be looking at Season Two’s 22-episode run in detail… There is a strong argument to be made that A Free Agent is the episode in which the second era of Alias truly begins.Continue reading “ALIAS – ‘A Free Agent’ (2×15 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Cipher’ (2×03 – 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… If Trust Me worked to establish Sydney Bristow’s psychology toward her mother, Cipher begins the same process withContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Cipher’ (2×03 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Trust Me’ (2×02 – 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… On some level, Trust Me is really where Season Two of Alias begins. The Enemy Walks In didContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Trust Me’ (2×02 – Review)”

ALIAS (Season 1) – Overview

The first season of Alias, the show that put superstar producer-director JJ Abrams on the map, has aged remarkably well. Airing in 2001, a matter of weeks in the wake of the traumatic September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, Alias had the unenviable task of providing overblown, B-movie, pulp escapism toContinue reading “ALIAS (Season 1) – Overview”

ALIAS – ‘Almost Thirty Years’ (1×22 – Review)

When you think about it, Alias gives away the final twist at the end of Almost Thirty Years by virtue of its title alone. Season 1’s climactic episode is probably best remembered by critics and fans for those final couple of minutes, in which Sydney Bristow is confronted with a twist on the truth thatContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Almost Thirty Years’ (1×22 – Review)”

ALIAS – ‘Rendezvous’ (1×21 – Review)

Given Rendezvous has to work as the middle piece in a three-part climactic best for Alias’ first season, and tie together threads which have been building across the entire year, it’s surprising how well it works as an episode on its own terms. The main reason for this is that Rendezvous finds a way toContinue reading “ALIAS – ‘Rendezvous’ (1×21 – Review)”