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Friday, May 25, 2007

TRUTH BE TOLD


I love the TV show ALIAS.

Truth be told... I am obsessed with ALIAS. Not only have I watched and analyzed every episode, but I also have some wonderful ALIAS friendships. My friend, Becky Lehman, and I watched every episode of seasons 3-5 together. The show is one of the foundations of our friendship - we're obsessed together. We once chased down a Postal Service employee to get a package from my mother containing a VHS tape of several episodes we had missed. We HAD to watch those episodes before the series finale. This past spring, Becky and I joined with our friends, Harriett and Lindsey, for an ALIAS season 5 marathon. We watched the entire season in one sitting - it was an amazing, action-packed day (9am - 1am).

I decided about a month ago that I was going to reward myself (with something) the day I resigned from my job. I mentioned to David not too long ago that I was thinking about buying myself all five seasons of ALIAS on DVD. Yesterday on our walk home from work, David surprised me with the ALIAS box set! The full set (pictured above) includes: EVERY MISSION. EVERY SECRET. EVERY ALIAS. What this boils down to is 29 discs, 105 episodes, a commemorative Rambaldi box (with a secret compartment containing another disc of unseen footage), and an ALIAS: Revealed book. I couldn't be more excited or more thankful to my husband for such a wonderful gift.

As you can probably imagine, I'm planning to watch the entire series during my summer sabbatical.

In addition to watching ALIAS and making ALIAS friends, I've also been sharing my love for ALIAS with members of the youth group at our church. I've been teaching the youth Sunday School class all year and ALIAS has some great material to teach from - friendship, honor, staying true to oneself, trust, deception, betrayal, lies. The youth enjoy watching bits and pieces of the show, and we have had some great discussions and lessons as a result. I've taught four lessons based on ALIAS so far and have another four planned. I'm actually contemplating putting together a curriculum...

If you're interested in learning what ALIAS is all about, you'll want to read this.

1 comment:

Carla said...

beck...i love alias too. when i was sick last year i watched seasons 1 and 2 non-stop because i started watching it at the beginning of saeson 3 when vaughn was married to that british chick. so, lots of questions were answered for me last year. i have the same obsession with felicity...i have all 4 seasons on DVD...oh, sex and the city too...all 6.

i am pathetic, i know!