Kind. Rewind: Nadia is staying with Syd, Weiss joined
the gang at APO, and Jack lied to Nadia about who killed Irina.
original air-date: 01-19-05
When reviewing a TV show there are a few
things that one has to keep in mind. Basic plot details
of this week’s episode are always good things to throw
in, some character development that occurred and any special
effects that just looked kick ass are also points that you
might want to remember while writing. But, as anyone who
reads reviews knows, there is one key thing all of us reviewers
look for and that’s the screw-ups.
What went wrong, what didn’t make
sense, and what we just didn’t like are the things
that we will make blatantly obvious to our readers because…well,
we’re critics and we’re supposed to criticize.
That’s not to say that we don’t give praise
when it is due. Letting everyone know that there was just
an hour of TV on that didn’t suck is one of my few
joys in life. However, sometimes there is a certain feeling
of euphoria that one gets when something on the show just
annoys the hell out of you and you get to bitch and complain
about it to a bunch of people.
there isn’t much to complain about where Alias
is concerned these days. The episodes, while being mainly
self-contained, have been fast-paced yet surprisingly easy
to follow and just plain fun to watch.
we got to see a guy break into a million pieces because
of a wacky bio-chemical! There wasn’t a special effect
as cool as that in the entire 120 minutes of Elektra
(at least it felt like 120 minutes), and we got to
see this in the comfort of our own living rooms.
Besides that, the plot of the story worked
well, the character elements that we have been dealing with
currently (like Weiss’s crush on Nadia and Vaughn’s
guilt over Lauren) fit in nicely, and we learned that there
might be another crazy member of the Bristow/Derevko/whatever
family lurking somewhere out there.
I could make the comment that Vaughn seems
like he’s being a little bit of a pansy about this
whole Lauren thing, and that he should be a man and just
get over it already, but then my less cynical side tells
me that the writers are probably trying to give the show
a shot of realism by making BoyScout all conflicted, so
I give my cynical side a smack and it shuts up.
"Ice," like last week’s episode, was just
what Alias has been missing since the middle of
season two. It was exciting, had an interesting storyline
and was just basically well done. I mean, who didn’t
like seeing Marshall flirting with Nadia only to be shot
down when Weiss mouths “You’re married”?
It was classic.
So, after some careful consideration, I’m
thinking that maybe I should start complaining that the
show doesn’t suck enough…that I miss being confused
by Rambaldi nonsense and long for the days of convoluted
storylines because they gave me something to talk about,
But, then I reconsider and figure that I
should just be grateful that Melissa George isn’t
on the show anymore…