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Sunday, February 3, 2008

CAN ONE WATCH TOO MUCH ALIAS?


I'm beginning to think I've watched ALIAS (seasons 1-5) too many times. Yes, ALIAS ended several years ago, but still... Is it possible for one watch a program too many times? What is a healthy amount of ALIAS anyways?

I have two reasons for thinking that the possibility of too much ALIAS might exist. First, for the past week, the MARC trains between DC and Baltimore have been plagued by sabotage. Objects have been left on the train tracks deliberately. Several times the trains have stopped and the conductors have gotten off and moved the items; one of my trains suffered a burst air line on the way from Baltimore. Nearly an hour of repairs were needed before we could get on our way again. The train conductors claim it is children living near Laurel, MD. It is possible that teenage (or pre-teen) boys could be trying to cause some trouble. But what if...

What if there is someone on the train carrying classified information that another group or country wants to steal? What if sabotaging the trains into DC triggers some sort of operational plan directed by Amtrak that another government or group wants to study? If either of this situations are the case, it would be logical for the group needing to stop the trains or board them without being noticed would sabotage the tracks. That's what Sydney Bristow would do. Obviously.

Sadly this is was the first thought to cross my mind when I heard the conductors say they believed kids to be sabotaging the tracks. Am I crazy? Completely irrational?

My second reason for thinking I may have watched a little too much ALIAS is that in rewatching the 4th season, I realized that the music playing in one of the scenes is the song "You All Everybody", which is the song Charlie from Lost (also directed by JJ Abrams) sang throughout the first season. Basically, I'm starting to see how the storyline, props, and music from ALIAS impacted LOST. Am I pathetic for noticing all the details? Or do I just have a keen eye/ear?

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Fearing that I may have watched a little too much ALIAS, I'm giving it up (read: not watching an episode) until the end of the summer semester. This is an exercise in preserving my mental health. Please hold me accountable. Suggestions for good movies or other TV shows to watch over spring break (mid-March) would be greatly appreciated.

3 comments:

Jill said...

24 is a similar kind of program. But also similarly addictive. Josh and I are watching 30 Rock and The Office. Available on nbc.com and netflix.

Carla said...

i watch the Felicity series over and over again. i just finished season 3 on saturday night...talk about being a loser! my friend has season 4, and i am dying to get it back from her so that i can start it soon...again!

Carla said...

i just thought of some other interesting info for you as i read your post again, because i am a HUGE alias and lost fan, and therefore a jj abrams fan.

jj abrams also wrote felicity...hmm...coincidence that i enjoy felicity, alias, and lost? because of his involement in all of these shows, there are recurrent actors. jennifer garner was in a few episodes of felicity. from alias, amanda foreman (carrie), greg grunberg (eric weiss), and kevin weisman (marshall) were all in felicity. greg grunberg was also in an episode of lost...he was the pilot of the plane in the first episode.

actually, if you want to get technical. jennifer garner met her first husband, scott foley, on the set of felicity when she played his girlfriend.

this is what happens when you have series on DVD with the commentations...you get all the info.

i know what you are all thinking...carla: GET A LIFE! i can't help, i love TV!