Before We Got LOST…


there was the original J.J. Abrams creation, Alias.  It began in 2001 and ran for a total of five thrilling seasons.  Its debut was actually delayed after the events of 9/11.  Tonight, while others watched a race (snooze), I decided to revisit the series courtesy of the DVD collections I received as Christmas presents over the last 8 years (I only have the first three seasons).

In a nutshell, the series centers on young, very attractive, very talented college student and full-time “bank employee,” Sydney Bristow (played by the very attractive, very talented Jennifer Garner… Ben Affleck is one lucky man is all I’m sayin’).  The bank employ is actually a cover for her role as a government operative.  Miss Bristow believes that she is working for a “covert division of the CIA” known as SD-6.  However as Sydney learns in the premiere episode, SD-6 is not at all what it appears to be.

As with Lost, there were many plot scenarios that if you missed one episode you became seriously confused.  I honestly cannot remember if this is the way the entire series played out, but each of the first three episodes ended with a cliffhanger.  This is reminiscent of other television shows’ practice of leaving the audience hanging  at the end of the season.  Just one of  the many series that you wish you could revisit for the first time.  But enough time has passed that it almost seems fresh.

Ms. Garner does have a tie to the area.  She performed in summer stock at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan along with such notables as the late Jonathan Larson, creator of the musical Rent.

3 thoughts on “Before We Got LOST…”

  1. I like Jennifer Garner in Juno, never seen Alias. But Violet for a child’s name? Well, as the mother of a Disney, who am I to say anything. I don’t know what Violet’s sibling is named.

    1. I liked Juno, also after I finally got to see it. Seraphina (sp?) is the Affleck’s newest addition… don’t ask me how I know that. Violet and Disney are two of the tamer names people have come up with.

  2. I’m going to submit Disney to an upcoming ‘unusual names’ article they’re having in American Profile, maybe they’ll choose to have her adorable face grace their publication.

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