the first thing that got me hooked were the musical numbers. they were so vibrant and out of place in a lawyer's world. seeing "jack bristo" (the dad in alias) crooning was a hilarious sight. dr. chen's character was a funny jab at chinese stereotypes. as i watched it more and more i got insanely hooked. the bad part was knowing it was cancelled when i started watching. it was an amazing 26 episodes, and i'm glad they finally aired the last few episodes. the characters really grew over the show's life. one's you hated you end up liking.
it was also interesting to see how they treated faith & religion. it reminded me of the quote from chris rock's character in dogma. faith is what matters.being a good person is all you need to worry about. this was a nice change from all the lawyer,doctor,cop shows. i am very sad to see it go, too bad they can't cancel all these blasted reality shows.