Alias: Season 1 (2001 - 2002)

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Season 1
Alias

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With dazzling action sequences, fine writing, and believable characters, Alias sets 'em up and knocks 'em down as solid escapist television, even if the narrative grows confusing at times.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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User Ratings: 52

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 30, 2001
2
Air date: Oct 7, 2001
3
Air date: Oct 14, 2001
4
Air date: Oct 21, 2001
5
Air date: Oct 28, 2001
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2001
7
Air date: Nov 24, 2001
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2001
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2001
10
Air date: Dec 16, 2001
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Cast

Jennifer Garner
as Sydney Bristow
Ron Rifkin
as Sloane
Victor Garber
as Jack Bristow
Merrin Dungey
as Francie
Evan Dexter Parke
as Charlie Bernard
Amy Irving
as Emily Sloane
Joey Slotnick
as CIA Agent Steven Haladki
Gina Torres
as Anna Espinosa
James Handy
as CIA Director Devlin
Carl Lumbly
as Marcus Dixon
Ken Olin
as David McNeil
Angus Scrimm
as Agent McCullough
Miguel Sandoval
as SD-6 Agent Anthony Russek
Elaine Kagan
as Litvack
Patricia Wettig
as Judy Barnett
Quentin Tarantino
as McKenas Cole
Natasha Pavlovich
as Irina Derevko
Keone Young
as Prof. Choy
Wolf Muser
as Ramon Veloso
Peter Berg
as Noah Hicks
Quentin Tarantino
as McKenas Cole
Don Took
as Agent Grey
Tobin Bell
as SD-6 Agent Carl Dryer
Agnes Bruckner
as Kelly McNeil
Lori Heuring
as Kate Jones
Edward Atterton
as Danny Hecht
Eugene Lazarev
as K-Directorate Agent Kreshnik
Ric Young
as Interrogator
Yvonne Farrow
as Diane Dixon
Nancy Wetzel
as Amy Tippin
Roger Moore
as Edward Poole
Paul Lieber
as Bentley Calder
Arabella Holzbog
as Sydney's Mom
Terry O'Quinn
as Mr. Kendall
Tom Everett
as CIA Agent Paul Kelvin
Subash Kundanmal
as Dhiron Patel
Scott Vance
as Security Section Agent #1
Greta Sesheta
as CIA Receptionist
Jeff Chase
as Bodyguard
Scott Paulin
as Robert Stoller
Jay Gerber
as Prof. Mizzy
Nancy Dussault
as Helen Calder
Norbert Weisser
as Jeroen Schiller
Allison Dean
as Stella Campbell
Joseph Ruskin
as Alain Christophe
Tony Amendola
as SD-6 Agent Barcelo
Francesco Quinn
as Minos Sakkoulas
John Simmons
as FBI Officer
Alex Kuz
as Shcherbakov
Bob Clendenin
as Kostia Bergman
Tony Sears
as SD-6 Agent
Kirk B.R. Woller
as Exterminator
Boris Krutonog
as Igor Sergei Valenko
Peter Dennis
as Prof. Bloom
Kamala Dawson
as Dr. Lemon
Ray Laska
as Floor Manager
Lisa Dinkins
as FBI Agent Barker
Kevin E. West
as CIA Officer Logan
Stephen Liska
as Ilyich Ivankov
Jon Curry
as Phillips
Frank Hoyt Taylor
as FBI Agent Dunn
Mark Golasso
as Ed Davis
Adzine Melliti
as Bodyguard #1
Carole Gutierrez
as Laura Stensen
Maurice Godin
as SD-6 Agent Fisher
James Hong
as Maitre D'
Robert Baley, Jr.
as Dixon's Son
James Warwick
as Driscoll
Patrick Pankhurst
as Brendan Dahlgren
Tim Halligan
as Dr. Mallaska
Conrade Gamble
as Bodyguard
Richard F. Whiten
as Off. Pollard
Michael Halsey
as Prof. Hoyt
John Storey
as CIA Officer
Duane Journey
as Sniper Team Leader
Ming Lo
as Agent
Neil Dickson
as John Smythe
Luis Medino
as Eduardo
Richard F. Whitten
as Off. Pollard
Xavier J. Nathan
as French Officer
Sam Ayers
as Man on Phone
Erica Inez
as Hotel Manager
Christopher Grey
as Security Guard
Kenneth Nan
as UCO Host
Raymond Ma
as Taiwanese Businessman
Randy Mulkey
as Navy Seal
Nameer El-Kadi
as Algo Saibi
Kaline Carr
as Franco's Assistant
Miguel Nájera
as Agent Gonzalez
James Lew
as Quan Li
Allen Williams
as Sen. Mark Townsend
Randy Hall
as Security Agent #1
Joe Toppe
as Security Officer
Lilyan Chauvin
as Signora Ventutti
Alonzo Paz
as Lead Security Officer
Clint E. Lilley
as Patel's Bodyguard
Maurice Irvin
as Man in the Couple
Philip Tan
as Taiwanese Security Officer
Tristin Mays
as Dixon's Daughter
Lawrence Lowe
as Security Agent #2
Anya Matanovic
as Opera Student
Cosimo Fusco
as Logan Gerace
Frank Patton
as Roulette Dealer
Tom Waite
as Guard #1
Joseph Vassallo
as Vatican Station Chief
Bobby Rodgers
as Reverend
Emily Wachtel
as Beth at Airline Counter
John Fletcher
as 1st Card Player
Hamilton Mitchell
as 2nd Card Player
Alex Veadow
as K-Directorate Officer
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Critic Reviews for Alias Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (21)

It's a taut, action-filled opener, and Garner's charisma and agility in this demanding role give it a special glow.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's action escapism.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

This spy game is not a game like chess or even checkers, but I enjoy it for its surprises and colors-it's a game like Payday, colorful, quick, and fun.

Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Abrams directs stunning action scenes, and he develops a shadowy world of long-term potential.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Alias is so captivating because the actors and the writers make you believe in the characters, the situations and the jeopardy.

Oct 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Alias was created by the writer who created Felicity and, for all its action and adventure, it has some of Felicity's aching sensitivity.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

With such a powerful cast and stimulating storyline, it's hard to catch anything more captivating on television today.

Feb 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are plenty of implausibilities and overripe melodramatic moments, but rather than detract from the show, they only add to its guilty pleasures.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Felicity creator J.J. Abrams has amped up this drama with explosions, chases and hand-to-hand combat, along with a touch of sadism. What's missing is a grounding in reality.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Creator J.J. Abrams is a master of the relationship genre, but he also knows how to make the small screen look like the big one at the drive-in.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a treat to see longtime Broadway actor Victor Garber, co-starring as Sydney's aloof father, another SD-6 agent turned double agent. Their estranged relationship is actually poignant, though it sounds idiotic in print.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

If this ludicrous female fantasy works, I'll be confused all over again about what it says about America's psyche.

Feb 25, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alias: Season 1

  • Jul 11, 2017
    From J.J. Abrams comes the exciting, action-packed spy-thriller Alias. Season 1 follows a covert spy named Sydney Bristow who works for a black ops division of the CIA named SD6, but when they kill her fiancé for knowing too much she learns that SD6 is actually a rogue terrorist agency; which leads her to become a double agent for the real CIA in order to take down SD6, and she soon discovers that her estranged father is also a double agent working for the CIA. Jennifer Garner is brilliantly cast as Sydney, giving an incredibly versatile performance that allows her to play a vast array of characters. And the writers do an extraordinary job at building the seasonal story arcs and at creating riveting episode cliffhangers. The fight choreography and music are also especially well-done and add a lot of energy to the show. Plus, the show features a number of impressive guest stars, including Terry O'Quinn, Gina Torres, Peter Berg, Quentin Tarantino, and Roger Moore. A groundbreaking series that reinvents the spy genre for the 21st century, Alias delivers an exceptional first season.
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  • May 24, 2020
    This season was the best for giving Syd range she is a spy but also a grad student who has close friends she hangs out with parties with. I thought they could have introduced a couple more love interests and let us know how Fran, Syd and Will met. I feel like only Syd and Will had strong character development while everyone else was one dimensional in this season. I wish this milo rambaldi character that holds a strong influence over the show in its entirety would of been more credible by providing more evidence/ flashbacks to what he was working on and how it really relates to future events. I love the different disguises she works up and the wigs look very authentic for a show done in the 2000s.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    عميلي استخبارات أميركية تعارفا في العمل وأبقيا علاقتهما سرا وانجبا فتاة دخلت نفس عالمهم المظلم وتم تدريبها على أعلى مستوى وتجنيدها للعمل في أحد شركات الاستخبارات الخاصة لتكتشف في النهاية أن والديها عملا كل على حدة كعميل مزدوج لشركات استخبارات وأجهزة دول أخرى، فيما تطارد هذه العميلة الشابة أصول وأجزاء ومعلومات حول ملفات تقع بين الأسطورة وما بين غرابة الخيال العلمي.
  • Apr 13, 2020
    Cliched spy drivel. Not for me.

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