Show Review: Alias (2001)

Oh man, I’ve forgotten how much I love this show. It’s been years since I’ve watched it and it totally holds up. Sydney Bristow working as a double agent to avenge her fiancé and uncover the secrets that her father’s been working on unearthing for decades. Aaaaaaaaaaaaah. It’s so good!

This is the show that first introduced me to Jennifer Garner and Gina Torres and Merrin Dungey and Mía Maestro and Bradley Cooper and Michael Vartan and David Anders and just OH MY GOSH THE WHOLE CAST IS GREAT. I knew Victor Garber from Legally Blonde, but his character in this is EONS better. It’s also the show that first introduced me to J. J. Abrams’ work.

What I love about this show is how every episode takes place in a different part of the world, with Sydney getting to embody all different kinds of disguises. Sydney is really the heart and soul of this show and is such an icon, honestly. Her relationship with Vaughn is literal OTP material, too, and they were one of my first ships.

I’m only on season one of my rewatch, but I’m so excited to get to the drama that is season three and the fallout of the season two finale – if you watched it, you know what plotline I mean. I don’t think there’s been a show to fill this one’s shoes in all the years since. This one and Buffy are just enduringly fantastic.