So, I've been thinking about doing this for some time. As many readers may know, I'm a huge TV fan, and tend to digest entire series in a weekend. So I thought I'd do a TV alphabet, go through each letter of the alphabet and identify my favourite TV show that started with that letter.
Alias is a show I watched well after it's original air date. I think I picked up the first season on DVD for cheap, and it was all over from there.
The show follows Sydney Bristow, a secret agent played by Jennifer Garner. Pretty early on Bristow discovers the agency she's working for (SD-6) isn't all it's cracked up to be, and she ends up living a double-double life. Yeah, I loves me some Jennifer Garner, she ticks all the "girl next door" boxes, so that was certainly part of what kept me coming back for more. But there was more to it that that.
It was created by JJ Abrams, creator of LOST, so it's not surprising that in later series it developed it's own fascinating mythology around Rambaldi, a fictional renaissance inventor who was a combination of Leonardo Da Vinci and
Nostradamus, having designed incredible devices and predicted the future with uncanny precision. Plus the stories featured plenty of missions to exotic locations and fantastical cover stories that mirrored Mission: Impossible.
The show featured a number of awesome actors - Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) made his first big break here, and David Anders as the villainous Julian Sark was awesome.
Finally, Jack Bristow (played by Victor Garber) finishes 2nd (behind Jason Bourne) in terms of fictional real world characters I would want to rescue me if I was ever kidnapped / about to be murdered.
Other series worth mentioning: Angel, the A-Team.
Up next: The very difficult letter B.