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Alias among TV Guide Online's best drama picks

Discussion in 'Alias' started by verdantheart, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    You can also vote for Alias as best drama today, June 5, 2003. Go to www.tvguide.com.

    No More Drama: Emmy Contenders Revealed!
    Thursday, June 5, 2003


    In this last of TV Guide Online's series of helpful memos to members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, critic Matt Roush, Michael Ausiello and our bumper crop of professional couch potatoes pick the best of the tube's top dramas. Of course, we're not saying the Academy must nominate the shows we suggest. Us? No way. We wouldn't dream of doing a thing like that. As if! All we're implying is, if there is any justice whatsoever in the world, when the actual nods are announced on July 3, we'll find the Academy has given these programs the props they're due. And the contenders oughta be:


    24: By now, even as cool as the one-day-per-season gimmick is, we're over it. What we aren't — and can't get — over is the mind-blowing consistency with which this show surprises us. In a year in which the show's filthy-rich baddies sought to start WWIII, the only thing we could be sure of week in and week out was that, dang, there isn't a single thing that we can be sure of!



    Alias: Besides giving babe-watchers a post-millennial Emma Peel who's as stimulating to the mind as she is to the eyes, this spy game knocks us out by taking more chances in 60 minutes than many series do in their entire runs. This season alone, the show turned itself inside out by blowing up SD6 (aka Villain Central), then by ending the year with the theft of two years from heroine Sydney. Caramba!



    American Dreams: To appear edgy, some series flash a little skin, and others throw in the occasional curse word or engage in ultra-violence. But this show? Nope. It simply, frankly refocuses the tumultuous 1960s through the wide eyes of an American Bandstand teenybopper. The result? Surprise — it's profoundly affecting. Plus, it's got a beat, and you can dance to it.



    Boomtown: Its high concept notwithstanding — casework is played from a variety of points of view within the same episode — this cop show succeeds on the merits of its top-drawer acting and pitch-perfect writing. Moreover, while we may not always like the core crimefighters, we always get them — no mean feat, that.



    The Shield: In its sophomore season, this police drama has continued to pick up where NYPD Blue left off, eschewing watercooler flirtations in favor of gritty street conflagrations. Better still, in its adamant refusal to trade in black-and-white characterizations, it's reminded us that while black can be beautiful, shades of gray are dazzling.
     
  2. AliasBabe12

    AliasBabe12 Rocket Ranger

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    YAY!!!! ALIAS was nominated. . it better win
     
  3. Azalea

    Azalea Azy in Wonderland

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    Unfortunately, those are just what the TV Guide critics think should be nominated, not the actual nominations. Those won't be announced until July, and judging from past experience, Alias most likely won't be up for best drama, even though almost all the critics agree that it should. Emmy voters are older, out of touch, and usually don't go for actual quality, per se. Although Jennifer Garner will probably be nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, since she was last year and Emmy voters are fairly predictable.

    The real question is whether Lena Olin will be nominated. Almost all the critics agree she deserves it, but will the voters have even seen enough of her performance to judge? Probably not, but we can always hope.
     
  4. Vaughn_Lovah

    Vaughn_Lovah Vaughn's Chin Fondler

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    well poo then
     
  5. aliasjgfanaticmv

    aliasjgfanaticmv Rocket Ranger

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    ^_^ Yeah! Hopefully they will all be nominated
     
  6. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    I expect that she will be, and I also expect that her chances are better than Victor Garber's chances for a repeat nomination given the buzz and the relative quality and crowded nature of the supporting actor field. And, given a nomination, she has a good chance of winning, in my opinion--probably a better chance of winning than Ms Garner.
    ;)
     
  7. Alias_Gay

    Alias_Gay Rocket Ranger

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    Hopefully both actresses will be nominated ... they most certainly deserve it ... (y) (y)
     
  8. Sydney Look Alike

    Sydney Look Alike Rocket Ranger

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    That would be so awesome if ALIAS got nominated. The show would get more attention for crying out loud! (By the way, this isn't related but I was watching Sleepless in Seattle and what do ya know! Victor Garber was in it!!!)
     
  9. nance

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    ooohhh Alias has to be nominated!!!! ooohhhhhh... i'd do anything for them to win an emmy!!!! and if Jen was nomiated for Best Actress for a Drama Series... :jump:
     
  10. Seanman2326

    Seanman2326 Rocket Ranger

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    Jennifer, Michael, Victor, and Lena all deserve to get nominated for the Emmys....(not to menion Alias itself....)

    Sean
     
  11. SiriCerasi

    SiriCerasi Rocket Ranger

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    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ALIAS! :woot:
     

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