I was beginning to think that Becky
and I were the only people on the planet who saw how pedestrian and poor the season finale of Alias was
. I will say it again--the final two minutes with the memorable and intriguing cliffhanger do NOT excuse how poor the forty or so minutes leading up to it were. But yet, every where I turn, people are gushing about how great it was...
Then I dropped by Peter David's blog this morning. And he has his belated review
of the season finale of Alias
--and I couldn't agree more. Is it any wonder that this man is one of my favorite authors? He gets right to the heart of just why the season finale--indeed, the entire season--of Alias
was just disappointing all around.
Here's a sample of what David said:
I mean, I know this program has had its occasional dalliance with science fiction/fantasy elements through the incessant obession with Rimbaldi, the combination Da Vinci and Nostradamus about whom we've learned little and--ultimately--cared less. And yes, I suppose you can say I was surprised, which in the case of LOST is a good thing. Surprise is good. The unexpected is good. But I absolutely cannot parse what was going on. Now I admit, I missed an episode here and there, so there may be key pieces of information that I don't have. But as near as I can tell, Rimbaldi's endgame was to transform the entire world into zombies? Again, I say WTF? A giant red corona of energy hanging over the city transforms the finale into Night of the Living Syd? It was like watching somebody else's finale. I kept waiting for Sydney to run around a corner and crash headlong into Buffy or Angel.
Preach on, Brother David! Preach on!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/08/2005 09:22:00 AM