Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Sex and the CIA

The next season of Alias is going to cut back on all the Rambaldi/Covenant/Oh-my-god-my-sister-is-a-biological-weapon stuff and focus more on Sydney's personal life.

Not sure about this really. Of course people are going to stop watching the show if they can't follow the story - Alias has always been a bit like The Pretender: miss one episode and you're screwed for the rest of the season. But take away all the cool conspiracy, secret nasty organisations stuff, and what will be left? The story of a snivelling secret-agent who cries far too often for someone supposedly so strong, and her absolutely dismal love-life. We'll be treated to a plethora of episodes about Sydney and Vaughn and the whole "should we?", "shouldn't we?" situation (much like the current season, come to think of it), where Vaughn is pathetic and Sydney invariably cries.

I don't mind them scaling back the conspiracy stuff a bit, as long as it doesn't go too far. I can very easily see it turning into Sex and the City, but with guns and a better wig collection.

Actually, bring on Sex and the CIA. As long as we can still have evil, brooding Jack, I'm happy.

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