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So Much More Than A Spy Drama,
This review is from: Alias - The Complete Collection (Seasons 1-5 + Rambaldi artifact box) (DVD)
"Alias" will always be one of my favorite television shows of all time. For me, it is right up there with shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "My So-Called Life", which also had strong, charismatic female leads. What makes "Alias" such a terrific show is not just the concept of Jennifer Garner kicking [...] in flattering disguises. There is also the fact that the storylines are so complex and creative that the show is bordering on science fiction, yet they are interlaced with heartwarming and very real, human moments (which seems to be J.J. Abrams specialty), not to mention the outstanding performances not only by Jennifer Garner herself, but also the show's two extremely talented lead actors, Victor Garber (Jack) and Ron Rifkin (Sloane). You couldn't ask for much more than this wonderful series, which is at times slick and action-packed with shocking revelations and at other times is just as easily light-hearted and endearing.