Originally Posted by starbase63
The main thing is, JJ and Co. are supposed to be these creative geniuses...
I mean, aside from Felicity and Lost, what has he done?
He took the character of Rollin Hand from the original Mission Impossible, made him a hot chick and called it "Alias"...
Wow. That's selling Alias
so short I don't even know where to start! Alias
is the best series of its type, period. It's the most densely plotted show I've ever seen - more happens in a single episode of Alias
than happens in a single episode of most shows, and yet they still find time for effective character development - and frankly makes the Bond films and their ilk look like unimaginative river-bed dredgings. And I like
There's nothing wholly original in this world - even the much-heralded Lost
is an amalgam of a number of other shows, as was The X Files
, the rebooted Galactica
and a slew of other recent 'classic' shows. I'm not saying everything Abrams and co touch turns to gold (witness the witless and hopelessly imitative Fringe
, which if there's any justice at all will get canned in a few months), but as far as I'm concerned, Abrams gets a free pass purely based on Alias
, which is as close to unimpeachable as anything I've ever seen...