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  • This show is a BIG WASTE OF TIME!!

    0.0
    Alias is a stupid show about girl named Sydney Bristow and she fights bad guys off. I think it's cool seeing a girl kick guys' butts, but it is very stupid and stuff.Her outfits are not fashionably right, her dad is a psycho, and her boyfriend is a lier. To top that off, she is working for a dude that has not really changed and all. Alias needs better actors, better story lines, and better make-up.
  • Alias Sucks Now! Used to be a favorite, but now forget it. I've got better things to watch now.

    0.0
    I invested years of watching Alias only to be let down by the removal of Michael Vartan. Garner and Vartan made the show, not excluding Victor Garber and other members. Garner does not hold this show on her own as much as she thinks she does. Bad move. Should have tried to determine how the public will react.

    What can you expect from a woman who's love of her life is Ben Affleck. Poor girl, her life is now full of bad choices.

    Even if Vartan is not removed (and I'm not talking dream episodes where he comes back to tell her it's okay to go on without him), it is absolutely too late.

    Everyone I know that used to watch it or DVR it have stopped watching and stopped recording. You'll feel it in the numbers soon enough.
  • Alias has got to be one of the worst shows on TV!!!.

    0.0
    Alias .... Alias, where do I even start? It totally sucks!. The jist of the show is basically a half-way attractive girl who's a terrible actress running around playing dress up and having some "fun" with her boyfriend. I can't see how people wouldn't get tired of the same old same old week after week after week since o1'!!!. Doesnt anyone think that's a little bit dumb?. Oh, the season finally was horrible as well, I don't know what went through peoples heads when they decided to make this show... Thank God for ABC's 'Lost'! ! ! ! ! !.
  • I can just say that this tv show is the worst piece of crap i have ever seen. No way in hell that a girl like her can kick ass with guy that she does. And no way any agency would give here job, more like a model agency.
    0.1
    I can just say that this tv show is the worst piece of crap i have ever seen.

    No way in hell that a girl like her can kick ass with guy that she does.

    And no way any agency would give here job, more like a model agency.

    Worst show

  • This show couldnt be any worse

    0.2
    I hate Jennifer Garner, and I hope that her and Ben fail miserably. Poor Ben has to put up with this dumb poop eater. I would rather watch poop in a toilet than watch her act. Her movies suck as well as her tv show. I hope it gets cancelled and that she goes on drinking binge and becomes an alchoholic.
  • Um red hair ?what the efff!

    0.5
    Heres the reveiw ...some chick ...action ....ummm red hair what the eff is with the red hair shes like i must infiltrate the base and crap then itts like RED HAIR!!In your face the whole show is completely usless !!!(unlike family guy)Shes got some good movies thats it but now a days who doest have good movie like million dollar baby there was like 800 people who credited for a good movie.what im trying to say with all this ranting and whining is that i need to fill the 100 word limits so im writin this ok now..This show sucks(and is homosexual)thank you for choosing the mikey man rant system good bye.
  • I'm glad the madness is over

    2.0
    I am not sure why this show is rated an 8.8 but I guess there are awfully a lot of clueless people in this world. I like action movies and shows. I was recently introduced to the show and since I got far to like season two I felt like I had to watch the rest but I must of admit the show was really pathetic and predictable. It's just not realistic. I hate the fact that Sidney always wins every fights. I hate the fact that Sidney talks to her superiors as if she's in charge. Like in real life agents don't have any of the authorities they portrait her to have. And for a computer engineer I feel stupid when they are in missions and they coming with these weird technologies. Their tech can hack to any system. He is do brilliant that he is knowledgeable in basically anything known to man kind. On top of that why can't no one of these people died. They get shot or stab but wake up in recovering. The bad guy gets shot but wakes up in the morgue. Next time as a producer you have some nonesense imaginary crap such as this fairy tail, please keep to yourself.



    GPS tracker in form of liquid. Transmit data over laser. Really? And please can someone tell me how Sydney found Vaungh and Anna in the basement when no one knew where they were. Please can someone tell me how Anna has an unloaded gun in her hands and about to shoot Vaughn and then realized it was empty. She's an agent. There is a weight differences between a loaded gun and an unloaded gun. This show was just a joke.



    If you someone like me who are into these kind of shows, check out Homeland.
  • ALIAS - Ripley has to gank a bunch of monsters on a distant mining colony in space, oh wait that was ALIENS. ALIAS is like 24 but with bad actors and a nonsence plots about prophecys and unicorns. Think 24 mixed with Charmed and your almost there...

    3.0
    If you havent seen alias beforethen here's what happens EVERY episode:-

    Sydney (a disturbingly ugly girl) dresses up in fancy dress and goes to a party/club/mansion and breaks into an upstairs room and steals something, then gets caught for around 8 mins before escaping and going back to HQ for a good cry.

    show starts off with her working for the bad guys who she thinks are good then shes working for the bad guys undercover for the good guys then when they finnally take down the bad guys they decide to make the head bad guy in charge of the new good guy HQ (ok someone in head office is smoking the crack pipe again). When you find out what the plot is after watching the show for far too many series you find its all about some prophecy from god knows when with super high tech safes containing ancient wooden machines that are even harder to unlock than safes just to give off a crappy peice of paper that is basically an arrow to the next safe.

    Add a gay techno beat from start to finish, some actors who cant make facial expressions and talk like stephen hawking on valium and you have ALIAS.
  • A dissapointing show that continues to show flashes of brillance only to shoot itself in the foot.

    3.0
    One of the biggest dissapointments of the year. After last years dissapointing fourth season the show looked to be picking up steam heading into the season finale. However, with the additions of a new cast and the loss of series mainstays Alias has become a show clearly on its last legs. It seems the writers have just given up and constantly thrown surprises of new characters in to make up for lack of creativity.(Lorne season 3, Nadia Season 4, and Rachel and others in season 5) Jennifer Garner is a talented actress, as is Victor Garber and Ron Rifkin, but with these characters playing insagnificant roles (Garber) or reprising the same role of the villian (Rifkin) that leaves Garner to herself. The pregnancy storyline, while significant could have been handled better. I would have taken it much better if the action parts of the story centered around Michael Vartan instead of a new cast. I do not see this show surviving past the season unless another major overhal is done and quick.
  • Reprisal and All the Time in the World - Alias, which started with a bang, has ended with a whimper.

    4.0
    I was very disappointed in the finale. I absolutely HATE that they killed Jack off and that Irina ended as evil. Also, they promised to answer all the questions and I have to say that they failed to keep that promise. The biggest unanswered question of all is: What the hell was Rambaldi up to and why did he set all that crap in motion in the first place?

    Other thoughts I have about the finale:

    I'm glad Sark survived in the end and that he showed some human feeling.

    Sloane deserves his fate - but I would have preferred him dead.

    I don't care about Tom committing suicide via bomb. He was a weak character from the start.

    I never cared for Rachel until the finale, but she finally seemed likable to me. I laughed appreciatively at the under-wire bit. Ah, the joys of being a girl.

    I loved Peyton's snake-induced confessions, which I feel is very poetic as she's such a snake herself. But what happened to her in the end?

    I agree with those who have noted that the "drop ICBMs on D.C. and London to profit on the rebuilding" plot line was lame and unworthy of Alias.

    All in all, it was a sorry ending to a sorry season. Alias deserved better. When it started it was so awesomely perfect! From the premiere episode, I was enthralled. But it lost steam toward the end. It slipped in my estimation in season 4 to the extent that a cartoon - on Nickelodeon, no less - replaced it as my number one favorite show. Well, I'll hang on to the memory of those early days which were the best the small screen has ever known.

    R.I.P. Alias, I'll never forget you.
  • Overrated

    4.3
    What a crappy show. Might as well make it into porn. The show rides on the fact that Jennifer Garner is in skimpy outfits most of the time. The acting and storyline is horrible. Save yourself sometime don't watch this show. Watching this show makes me want to kill myself.
  • It's no use watching this crap anymore.

    4.5
    Mygod this is terrible. Why do I even bother to watch it? First season was awesome, second was okay, third was HORRIBLE and this one is not far behind. What's up with this Rachel Gibbons (Rachel Nichols) thingy? Is she going to replace Garner when the baby arrives. God, let's not hope they'll give it another season. This show died when Vaughn (Michael Vartan) died.
  • 1st season:This is awesome now: what the....

    4.6
    The first time I watched this show I thought man this going to be one **** of a show. Now what the heck happened. In the second season the whole thing just started to get stupider and stupider. Without the double agent thing going on the whole thing became a plain out waste of my time. The writers need to get better, fired, or something just make this show as good as it was. I will never watch a show that starts off good. There is no way a show with a good begining should just become a peice of crap come on.
  • All the time in the world (2) Sydney, Jack and Vaughn must stop Irina, Sarke and Sloane from destroying the world.

    5.0
    I really thought that with the amount of drama and time put into the Rambaldi Prophocies I thought that for the last episode things would all be explained. We only got about five minutes to reallise that in the end all Sloane wanted was to be imortal. Thats what he had been chasing all thase years.

    It also never explained who the old man was at San Cielo (the prison where Sydney gets the Rose) I mean when he says 'he told you would come'did he mean Rambaldi or just the guy before him waiting to see when Sydney turned up to give her the rose (it was a necklace used to find where Rambaldis endgame would be played).

    The last thing I have to say is that I'm sorry Nadia was killed it would have given Alias a more emotional deapth as at the end of the show it just shows Sydney, Vaughn, there son Jack and daughter Isabelle and friend Dixon walking off down a beach. What kind of ending is that. Normally there is somekind of voice over or something telling you what happened as I would have liked to know what happened to Prphet 5 and all the other terrorist organisations that where controlled by them. Where they brought down? Or just absorbed into other organisations?

    I give it a 5/10 as Alias is over and done with but in my opinion it wasn't ended well.

    luv emma
  • Only better than Baywatch

    5.0
    This is like seeing Mission Impossible on TV. Too much unbelievable stuffs (or too much hitech stuffs) plus beautiful girls replacing Tom Cruise. Good to watch once in a while but would change the channel for a better movie or commedy show. If you liked Mission Impossible too much, you might like Alias.

    I liked Mía Maestro as Nadia better than Jennifer Garner. She is much prettier but yes she need to get better in acting.
  • the disappointment was huge for this season. I thought they could have made it a whole lot better then it was. And who puts a known terrorist in charge of a black ops division? thats just stupid.

    5.0
    I felt that this season was no where near what the other seasons were, i was rather disappointed. the first was great the seacond even better the third was not great but it was ok. the sloane clone thing, idea was good and tht could have went along way, and what its with people not staying dead in this show? i mean they get a bullet to the head and they still live what is going on?.
    The thing that annoyed me the most with this season was sydney's attitude it was annoying me to no end, and the fact that Arvin Slone a known terrorist or enemy of the state or whatever he was classed as was put in charge of a black ops division what is going on there?
    i hope that the next season, if there is one, is alot better or i will be alot more disappointed
  • They're beginning to underestimate the audience

    5.0
    Back during the first few seasons the show was genuinely gripping. Now its dealing with multiple personality disorder because it needs to deal with the seeds it planted during the first three seasons but it also must try and deal with people who can\'t remember anything that happened more than ten minutes ago. This season shows that many people are willing and able to deal with complicated plotlines that span the course of the season. With the success of "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives", "Alias" should look prophetic. Now, with the recent turn of events, it looks like J.J. just gave up or didn't have a coherent plan to begin with, which doesn't bode well for "Lost". I hope they get back on track next year.
  • Confused also.

    5.1
    I don't know what happened but after they killed of Vaughn, I just don't understand it anymore.
    You don't kill him off in the first place. Maybe he is coming back...i don't know.. but i am not watching anymore until they get it figured out or it becomes more clearer.
  • The last episode of alias was alittle quick

    5.8
    They spent quite a bit of time actually writing the first few years this was hurry up and get it over with more fake than usual It was obvious that Sloane was going to live forever...What was the point of the happy ever after I am surprised Jack didn\\\'t come back to life too Also could they have found a different actress to play Sydney as a little girl and Sydneys little girl at least put her in period clothing I really liked this show at first but found this final very dissapointing Jenifer Gardner was good as usual its the writing that was poor
  • good

    5.9
    I dont watch this show that much but i like it for the mystery and the spyness of it i love mysterys and this is a good one taking you to a kind of another world , when im watching this im wondering does these things really happen in the us or are these things just fiction, but the more i watch it the realer it becomes and the more believable it is that these things could really be happening in the world today , this is show is good for that but it doesn't really pull me in like other shoes i watch.
  • Im not here to slag this show off, it has some very good strong points, but there are substantial poor areas, which other similar shows such as 24 or prison break manage to do much strongly.

    6.0
    I own the boxsets to all seasons, and there are areas which are deeply shocking and very entertaining, particularly with the earlier seasons. However, the outrageous plot is simply stupid in areas, particularly with irina and how one of her friends was genetically copied. These, although on the screen are shocking and entertaining, switching on a brain cell will tell you the main character/enemies will just be duplicated. This approach means the show generally leaves more questions open than it answers, which is an excuse to continually watch episodes, however represents generally little value, considering it is ultimately very predicable. Dont get me wrong there were some areas which i enjoyed substantially, the costume and special effects are on par with 24, and the location rendering is also interesting. Perhaps the biggest flaw of this programme, is that the fundamental purpose of everything was centred on ramboldi, who i had very little interest in.
  • Good argument with lack of military advisors

    6.0
    I followed this show for some time and tried not to miss even one chapter. The argument was very good, really, with strange objects with some kind of powers, and Jennifer Garner had my attention all the time. Mostly with that changes of image and clothes.

    But when armed action appeared they committed absurd errors and behaved as true novices. If i were their boss they all, including Sidney, will be fired.

    That's the reason for the 6. Why don't they use someone for military advice? Why they do so good work with the argument and then fail so much with the action scenes?
  • So derivative that it actually hurts Is it La Femme Nikita? Is it Dark Angel? Is it Charlie's Angels? Is it Mission Impossible? Is it the conspiracy thread from X Files?

    6.0
    No! It's the worst bits of all of the above. Although to be fair, it's overwhelmingly Nikita, even down to the angst ridden protagonist.

    What more needs to be said? Well, on the plus side, Alias has the courage to end on cliffhangers, which makes for an interesting change. That's about it though. The acting is sadly mediocre. The main character is bland and uninteresting, and (as with Dark Angel) the actress has clearly been cast to fit a preconceived look (collagen-lips-on-stilts in this case) and not for any particular acting ability. That's a damn shame, especially when you consider that X Files showed that you don't *have* to cast valley girls to attract viewers.

    The supporting cast demonstrates that you get what you pay for, although what John Hannah is doing slumming it in this mess is beyond me. The blaring score jars with the attempts at genuine tension and drama, and they are so keen to showcase the star's mediocre physical skills just because they can that they never pause to wonder if they *should*. Leave the kickboxing to Buffy, guys, it's essentially frivilous and fantastical and ruins the pretentions towards a gritty feel that you insist on putting on.

    Alias gives you no reason to care about its protagonist, other than the artificial Saturday Serial cliffhangers. On tha basis alone, it should be consigned to the archives as soon as possible. Unfortunately, audiences and critics aren't just tolerating it for being the least-bad of the current slew of Men In Black shows, they are rather sadly confusing least-bad with actively good. I guess that means that we get exactly the quality of show that we deserve. Sad, sad, sad.
  • Acting good. Camera work and music bad.

    6.1
    Too much Shakey-Cam. It's a cheap, pointless, and OVER USED device. I like the acting scenes, but the quick-cut/shakey cam crap is a bit too much. Also, waaaay too much music. I don't need constant violins telling me to be tense...also Vartan's french accent was abominable. I would expect more from someone born in Paris and raised for first 15 or so years in France. Not to mention he's a good actor. Invest a little more time in the accent. The worst FX shot ever...cliff scene.
  • What the heck happened?

    6.1
    Back when Alias first started, it was a compelling, entertaining fast-paced show about a woman who must reconcile the life of a spy with trying to have a normal life. But somewhere along the way, this one lost focus and went downhill fast. I'd pretty much say it was season two when they had SD6 taken out so Syd and Vaughn could get their groove on together. After that, it's been desparately trying to find itself again and never succeeding.
  • Alias is back, and ready to give us the best last episodes ever!!

    6.3
    I am so glad it's back! I actually started to stop watching Alias. I was getting bored with Syd pregnant and the new people coming in. Vaughn being dead made us so mad, but I had faith in J.J Abrahms and knew it couldn't be true, nobody ever dies on Alias! But I was ready to watch the final episodes, staying faithful to the series I had watched for 5 years since the beginning. Vaughn being alive made us so happy, and finding out that Syd and Jack knew, a revelation! It was a staging of his death!! And the last episode with Will's return was one of my favorites of all of them, it was just great to see him again, and go out into the field with Sydney. And what a double whammy with guest stars- Gina Torres back as Ana-Espinosa. How great was it to see Amy Acker and her working together again as they did in Angel! But I'm glad Will didn't die, and that his goodbye was a great one. I loved it when he was "uncle Will" holding the baby. And what a shocker, Ana becoming a Sydney double, it explains why Syd fought herself in her dream state back in season 4! They're tying it all together. Now they just gotta give us more Vaughn, and tie up Rambaldi's story. I know they'll give us the happy ending we all want!
  • TV audiences weren't ready for this show

    6.6
    because I don't think it got the due it deserved. Jennifer Garner played a CIA spy that was constantly slipping in and out of disguises and sticky situations. Sidney Bristow was definitely skilled in espionage, but as a drama that people, well I, could relate to- I didn't feel there were enough moments of connection there.
  • I'm disappointed with the 5th season!

    6.6
    Doesn't it sound familiar? Sydney's fiance dead? That's totally lame for me! Don't they have any other ideas? I guess it's because Jennifer got married and now she's got a kid, and Benny doesn't want her ex boyfriends hanging around?
    The other thing is the new girl.
    I don't remember her name, but I'm sure that everyone, who had watched the 3rd epsiode knows that she's:
    a)blonde,
    b)double agent...
    Hmm, let me think... Hey! That's almost exactly the same like with Mike's 1st wife? Surprise, Surprise...
    On the other hand the new guy is kind of cute, and so is the girl. So maybe it's gonna be another couple?? :)
    Anyway, I hope so, cause this would be the only thing stopping me from deleting Alias from my favourites..
  • This show is, unfourtunatly, losing ground!

    6.8
    It is sad to think that Alias is coming to an end, but...it really isn't like it used to be. Season one and two were the best! After SD-6 went down, it really wasn't as suspenseful and fun like it used to be. It used to leave me begging for more but now, I don't really care if I miss a few episodes. I mean Sloane was bad, now he's good. Suddenly Sydney has a sister, a lot of the original cast has been killed off. Plus, she's pregnant, which good for Jennifer, but there is no more action it has turned more into a soap opera with a gun. Too bad it didn't have one more season to really kick things back up into gear.
  • This was the greatest show ever!

    7.0
    I used to love this show, season one was amazing! But with the abrupt and painful to watch finale, (the acting sucked, it was too computer generated looking) it killed the entire show, even previous seasons.
    I wanted to go back and watch season one, but after watching the series finale, i canceled my recording for the season one repeats!
    Lets just hope JJ.Abrahms doesnt do the same with lost. I dropped the shows rating done to a 7, i thought of giving it a lower score, but it did peak in quality awhile ago. I never really got into 24, I turned it on and it was always freakishly boring. But alias kept me semi-interested all along. It had a good run, and im just glad its dead, but taking time to end it better wouldnt have killed them.
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