Alias was the show that made Jennifer Garner a star and acted as JJ Abrams' proving ground before he moved on to Lost. Working for a secret organisation pretending to be part of the CIA, Jennifer Garner's Sydney Bristow was a double (and sometimes triple) agent undertaking an entire Bond film each and every week. The sub-Da Vinci code mysticism was a low point (and don't even mention the whole Russian zombies incident) but as a whole Alias was an action-packed weekly adventure that outclassed just about every other show in the genre. Plus it starred Ron Rifkin, who is awesome.
Phase One (Season 2, Episode 13), Not because it starts with Garner in lingerie (twice) but rather because the whole show's format is turned upside down.
Did You Know?
Alias was inspired by a joke storyline for Abrams' first show, Felicity, where the title character spent a summer as a government agent.
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