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The result was an hour of TV storytelling that felt as risky and exhilarating as jumping out of a plane, which Sydney does.
"Phase One," in many ways, defines my love of television, its narrative possibilities, and the belief that it's worth loving more than is probably healthy.
What sets Alias apart? For one thing, there's writer J.J. Abrams (Felicity), who knows how to surprise you without making you feel as if you've been duped.
What at first seemed like a casting gimmick has turned out to be a genre-bending coup: The Spy From the Dysfunctional Family.
Kudos to Abrams, then, for realising this and having the balls to turn the entire show on its head halfway through season two.
My problem with Alias from the start was that it's too derivative of other series with mythological story arcs; that its supposed surprises were actually pretty predictable.
I can't remember the last time a mid-season episode shook up a show's world order in this way. It was utterly thrilling.
The streamlining of Alias could have meant the dumbing-down of one of the most brain-teasing shows on TV. It didn't. Alias version 2.0 capitalized on the post-September 11 world order.
Audience Reviews for Alias: Season 2
Nov 15, 2018Season 2 of Alias takes the show to a whole new level with even more shocking twists and turns that completely reinvents the series. When Sydney's mother turns herself over to the CIA and begins to cooperate, Sydney starts to connect with her and begins to question everything that she thought she knew; meanwhile Stark and Sloane form a new alliance and continue to search for Rambaldi artifacts. Terry O'Quinn and Lena Olin join the cast and deliver incredibly strong performances; especially Olin, who does an excellence job at playing Sydney's mother, and makes her a complex and captivating villain. Also, the writers do an extraordinary job at constructing the story arcs and creating mystery and suspense. Additionally, a number of big-name guest starts make appearances; including Faye Dunaway, Rutger Hauer, Ethan Hawke, Olivia D'Abo, Christian Slater, Danny Trejo, and David Carradine. And the game-changing season finale leaves audiences on the edge of their seats. Extremely ambitious, Season 2 of Alias is full of compelling drama and thrilling action.Dann M Super Reviewer
Jul 24, 2020It's added mythology and strong character growth continues to make Alias a treat.
May 24, 2020I miss Syds school and friend relationship from season 1 and I hate how unfortunate Will and Frans life becomes in season 2. I love how disciplined Syd and Vaughn were about not acting on their feelingS for one another until they put an end to SD-6. Once Phase one is complete post Alliance the storyline falls apart and they don't develop the storyline as well as they did in season 1 and Sloane plans and obsession with rambaldi really doesn't make sense. I like the ideal of parental connection also that we get a chance to see Irina. I think they make Syd really emotional in this season when it comes to her parents I would have thought sense she essentially raised herself that she would kept them at arm length not getting all attached or trusting. I did not like the disguises I'm this season the were culturally incentive for brown facing and cultural appropriation is never ok