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At Long Last Zombies

Another SFist post is up, which mentions zombies in passing.

That’s because today is a special day: at last, my little obsession over the past few months is over, and I’m caught up with “Alias.” TNT finally ran the zombie episode. I’d been expecting a whole zombie storyline, but they didn’t show up until the season finale. And they weren’t really zombies. But still, it was pretty damn impressive as a TV show season finale. On par with the best season, season 2. I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence, but what they both have in common is Lena Olin as Sydney’s mom. Kinda sucks when you make a show with one great, stand-out character that your staff really knows how to write for and makes for the best storylines, and you can only have her make guest appearances.

I do think it’s kind of funny that throughout the entire series so far, the only times they’ve showed Jack Bristow kissing a woman, it was with someone he was angry at or repulsed by. C’mon, dude — you’re an actor! And it’s Lena Olin and Isabella Rosselini for gosh sakes! Can’t you just take one on the chin for ABC, and put some passion in it?

So all that’s left is the two missing episodes from the beginning of season 4, but I already know what happens in those from flashbacks and such. Then I have to pick a new hobby. I do have these “Lost” episodes on DVD sitting around…

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5 thoughts on “At Long Last Zombies

  1. Dude. Watch those “Lost” DVDs already! Sheesh!

    Too bad you already knew how that zombie episode ended (and they may not technically be zombies, but they’re close enough for me. More like zombies in the “28 Days Later” sense then the “Night of the Living Dead” sense) because that moment with the car? Made me scream and literally leap from my couch.

    I love how there doesn’t seem to be any mention in the new season of the fact that an entire European city was enveloped by a glowing red orb and the entire population turned into “zombies.” I guess on “Alias” earth, that’s just Sunday.

  2. Drella says:

    Oh the “Lost”. Pa and I just watched the last disc from season one last night and are trying to figure out how we can watch this season’s episodes NOW. We are hopelessly addicted.

  3. Larry says:

    Chuck, Chuck, Chuck. How can you call yourself a respectable TV addict and not be watching Lost? I haven’t the slightest idea what a Desperate Housewife is, but I’ve got my Tivo hooked up to give me intravenous feeds of Lost on a weekly basis.

    Do an experiment for me…watch the Season 1 DVD in one sitting, because I’m thinking that’s really the way it’s meant to be seen. It’s a phenomenal show, but the one thing I have trouble with is that sometimes a week or two goes by in the real world and I start screaming at the tube, wondering why the characters haven’t “investigated this,” or “talked about that.” Well, it’s because in “Lost-time” it’s only been like an hour or two, but I keep forgetting that. So, a marathon viewing session should fix all that.

    Once you’re caught up, then I’ll put you on my speculation alias, because it’s almost as much fun trying to guess what the heck is going on as it is watching the show.

    Honestly, I’m not that into TV, but I’ll willingly admit that Lost is the greatest thing ever to grace the small screen since the cartoon, and maybe Farrah Fawcett.

  4. All right, I admit it. I’m scared. Y’all can see what happened to me when I started getting into “Alias.” It started out as “this is a pleasant enough little spy show,” and then ended up with me having to make new categories on my weblog just to keep up with all the rambling.

    Getting into “Lost” now would be like coming late to a party, but not just a regular party, one of those mystery parties. Y’all would be going on about season 2, and I’d still be times-shifted, wandering around saying stuff like, “You know what? I bet they’re in… Purgatory!” and everybody else would just roll their eyes.

    I’ll get around to watching them, no question, but I’m still going to be behind afterwards. And like Drella said, I’ll be desperate to watch this season’s episodes NOW. I guess maybe that whole iTunes downloading episodes thing made more sense than I gave Steve Jobs credit for. I don’t WANT to pay two bucks a pop to get caught up, but I can see myself getting tempted…

  5. Oh yeah, and as for “Alias” and “that moment in the car:” it kinda worked for me, when I saw it at the beginning of season 5. I’d only been spoiled about Vaughn’s revelation, not the car, so when I saw it in the “previously on Alias” bit, I had a “holy shit!” moment. And then it got immediately resolved without my having to wait a few months, so I got the best of both worlds.

    I’m not good with crash scenes, anyway. It still takes me 10 minutes to back out of my driveway whenever I leave, because I keep picturing that scene from “Adaptation” in my head.

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