dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
So, I finally tried out Alias that early 2000s spy show starring Jennifer Garner.

My verdict: it's not bad but I am not smitten, either. Also - dated.

I'll keep up for a few eps to see if it gets better.

* The washed-out colors were popular around that time, I remember - still, I think I have been spoiled on the vibrant, saturated colors of kdramas and it all looks a little dingy to me.

* This is not Alias' fault - it the fault of me watching it 9 years later. The thing is, with friends who were Alias junkies, I know all the big plot twists, the revelations etc. This robs the story of its edge, rather. Not its fault, but there it is.

* I like Jennifer Garner. She has a certain 'wholesome strength' thing going. I do wonder what kind of a brainy person joins the CIA without much recruiting structure/proof. Eh, whatever.

* Now, you know the one character I genuinely loved? Sydney's father. He's tough and unscrupulous and I have fun watching him.

* I live in fear of them sneaking evil Russians in or *shudder* having JG speak Russian. If it's as good as her Chinese (even I could tell it was horrid), I am in for a treat.

* This proves I am not much for spy genre. Institutionalized dishonesty does not appeal. You wouldn't have angst of your very specific type if you just became a middle manager.

* Will is the friend that's in love with her, right? I wish he'd shave and do something about popping-out eyes. I haven't met Vaughn yet - hopefully he's more attractive.

Ultimately: not bad, and I'll keep up for a few eps, but will probably drop it shortly. If I want a spy story, I'll rewatch IRIS. That's only 20 eps and, I am sorry, JG, but Lee Byung Hun is a hella hotter than you are.
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
So, I finally tried out Alias that early 2000s spy show starring Jennifer Garner.

My verdict: it's not bad but I am not smitten, either. Also - dated.

I'll keep up for a few eps to see if it gets better.

* The washed-out colors were popular around that time, I remember - still, I think I have been spoiled on the vibrant, saturated colors of kdramas and it all looks a little dingy to me.

* This is not Alias' fault - it the fault of me watching it 9 years later. The thing is, with friends who were Alias junkies, I know all the big plot twists, the revelations etc. This robs the story of its edge, rather. Not its fault, but there it is.

* I like Jennifer Garner. She has a certain 'wholesome strength' thing going. I do wonder what kind of a brainy person joins the CIA without much recruiting structure/proof. Eh, whatever.

* Now, you know the one character I genuinely loved? Sydney's father. He's tough and unscrupulous and I have fun watching him.

* I live in fear of them sneaking evil Russians in or *shudder* having JG speak Russian. If it's as good as her Chinese (even I could tell it was horrid), I am in for a treat.

* This proves I am not much for spy genre. Institutionalized dishonesty does not appeal. You wouldn't have angst of your very specific type if you just became a middle manager.

* Will is the friend that's in love with her, right? I wish he'd shave and do something about popping-out eyes. I haven't met Vaughn yet - hopefully he's more attractive.

Ultimately: not bad, and I'll keep up for a few eps, but will probably drop it shortly. If I want a spy story, I'll rewatch IRIS. That's only 20 eps and, I am sorry, JG, but Lee Byung Hun is a hella hotter than you are.
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
So, I finally tried out Alias that early 2000s spy show starring Jennifer Garner.

My verdict: it's not bad but I am not smitten, either. Also - dated.

I'll keep up for a few eps to see if it gets better.

* The washed-out colors were popular around that time, I remember - still, I think I have been spoiled on the vibrant, saturated colors of kdramas and it all looks a little dingy to me.

* This is not Alias' fault - it the fault of me watching it 9 years later. The thing is, with friends who were Alias junkies, I know all the big plot twists, the revelations etc. This robs the story of its edge, rather. Not its fault, but there it is.

* I like Jennifer Garner. She has a certain 'wholesome strength' thing going. I do wonder what kind of a brainy person joins the CIA without much recruiting structure/proof. Eh, whatever.

* Now, you know the one character I genuinely loved? Sydney's father. He's tough and unscrupulous and I have fun watching him.

* I live in fear of them sneaking evil Russians in or *shudder* having JG speak Russian. If it's as good as her Chinese (even I could tell it was horrid), I am in for a treat.

* This proves I am not much for spy genre. Institutionalized dishonesty does not appeal. You wouldn't have angst of your very specific type if you just became a middle manager.

* Will is the friend that's in love with her, right? I wish he'd shave and do something about popping-out eyes. I haven't met Vaughn yet - hopefully he's more attractive.

Ultimately: not bad, and I'll keep up for a few eps, but will probably drop it shortly. If I want a spy story, I'll rewatch IRIS. That's only 20 eps and, I am sorry, JG, but Lee Byung Hun is a hella hotter than you are.
dangermousie: (LoVe: dressed up by _feistygirl7_)
[livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns's posts on Alias are making me want to check it out.

Also, some BSG S3 spoilers are out and reaction to spoilers and spoilers themselves )

ETA: 59 out of my 104 icons feature ships. Hmmmm.
dangermousie: (LoVe: dressed up by _feistygirl7_)
[livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns's posts on Alias are making me want to check it out.

Also, some BSG S3 spoilers are out and reaction to spoilers and spoilers themselves )

ETA: 59 out of my 104 icons feature ships. Hmmmm.
dangermousie: (LoVe: dressed up by _feistygirl7_)
[livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns's posts on Alias are making me want to check it out.

Also, some BSG S3 spoilers are out and reaction to spoilers and spoilers themselves )

ETA: 59 out of my 104 icons feature ships. Hmmmm.

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