Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Sydney's Iconic to Jamie's Bionic
Nearly three years ago when I started this little slice of Alias wonderment, I signed myself up to receive TV Guide. I figured I needed to have THEE magazine dedicated to the ins and outs of TV and it’s programming. I also began receiving weekly e-mails from TVguide.com, which is great now that my subscription to the magazine has expired.
This morning I received such an e-mail and this week’s cover story? The Bionic Woman. And what did TV Guide have to say about The Bionic Woman? Tons of good stuff! Like this…
“So while Jamie Sommers will still have supersonic hearing and speed, the new bionic babe will feel more like a character out of 24 or Alias.”
YAHOO!! I’ve been missing Alias a lot lately- the fast action genius of such a fantastic drama/action with all the characters I love and want to be friends with. So, seeing this little line of happiness made me, well, happy! I know we’ve all been looking for something to fill the void- clinging to the return of our favorite actors to TV (Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, David Anders) hoping we can taste a little bit of what we crave so much. Perhaps this new show- that looks and feels very much like Alias to me- will be the extension of Sydney Bristow and her gang of do-gooders. Perhaps we will connect with this Jamie Sommers as she discovers that her doctors have made some fairly important decisions regarding her future without her and that she must adapt and cope with the changes. Maybe we will become increasing interested in her love life. Maybe, just maybe, we will dig in and root for this girl has she uses her new physical powers to take down the bad guys.
I don’t want to get our hopes up- because you know, Alias can never be replaced- but I would like to have hope again, wouldn’t you?
Check out the article here at TV GUIDE and check out The Bionic Woman at NBC.com.