Alias in the Media
Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 1:17 AM
Actually I liked JJ in that article. It helps that he didn't talk about the triangle but it was mainly cause he seemed concerned about a) the fans and b) telling the best story possible. I know he could just be blowing smoke but the fact that he's aware that you need to pay some things off (something Chris Carter never learned) and you need to do it in a believable way gives me hope. Then again it could be that New Year's cheer.
Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 5:47 PM
Right at the line is where JJ shines. Clifford the Big Red Ball and severed hands in boxes buried in the desert plays to this crowd.
"As we've been talking through ways to take the idea that we have for the end, there have been some ideas recently that are so extreme that if we actually dare to do some of these things, we'd have to be really careful that we don't cross the line.
And of course:
I'm not the biggest Sark fan, but I could change my mind if his character is given more of a focus.
"Wait until you see where his story goes. Starting, I believe, in episode 13, it's huge for Sark
Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 5:54 PM
Edited by babysister, Jan 2, 2004 @ 5:57 PM.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 11:12 AM
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:01 PM
Among their brilliant nuggets of wisdom: Skanky is out, lovely is in. Also out? Jennifer Garner. She's been replaced by The O.C.'s Mischa Barton. (And perhaps not entirely unrelated, Martha Stewart's out while "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cooking" is in.)
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:25 PM
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:27 PM
Also out? Jennifer Garner. She's been replaced by The O.C.'s Mischa Barton.
Ok, I really don't know much about Mischa Barton, but any comparison between the two just seems wrong.
Good for her for getting off those silly lists. She seems above that sort of thing. I really think that in the long run she will be a very respected actress with staying power.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:36 PM
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:44 PM
If you look hard enough, they do resemble one another.
what the fuck do James Carville and Gollum have to do with each other?
That reporter was on the Today show or some similar show this week talking about his list; he didn't seem to take it all so seriously. At least his segment on TV was kind of tongue in cheek.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 11:01 PM
I'm guessing they're going on the "It" Girl factor type of thing. Except I don't think Mischa is as big of an It girl as they probably think. Sure The OC's getting a lot of press, but much of that is for Adam Brody (deservedly so, imo). Not a great comparison with JG vs MB by any means, really. A better choice, if they were determined to declare JG out, would have been Amber Tamblyn from Joan of Arcadia (young and talented lead, quirky show that's a hit with critics...).
How does Mischa Barton's being "in" relate to JG's being "out."
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 12:23 AM
And from the DVD review:
an obnoxious cross between "Felicity" and "James Bond".
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 1:28 AM
I think the Mischa Barton comparison was a little inept, though. Maybe Alias was the hip show last year, and The OC is the hip show this year, but JG is the lead on Alias and Mischa Barton is part of the ensemble on The OC. I think JenMD's right: Amber Tamblyn would be a much more apt comparison (and acting-wise would be much more of a close call).
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 1:44 AM
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:19 AM
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:24 AM
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 10:31 AM
Don't take it too seriously, the "it" life span for anything is about as long as that of a fruit fly.
Hee. Yeah, it's like those silly Jessica Shaw lists in Entertainment Weekly, of what's In, Five Minutes Ago, and Out. It's just supposed to be funny, and doesn't mean anything. But still, for some reason, I read it each week, and become happy when things I like (such as espresso drinks, bubble baths, or Jennifer Garner) are "In". Damn you, pop culture, and your hold on me!!!
eta - Hey, Alikona! Does the Dreamwatch interview have any spoilers? Thanks!
Edited by ray18125, Jan 4, 2004 @ 4:57 PM.
Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 2:59 PM
Nope, no spoilers. And it's the third page that I really liked -- not all of the "this love triangle is really great!" stuff.
Edited by alikona727, Jan 4, 2004 @ 10:44 PM.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 11:37 AM
Edited by hitchhiker, Jan 5, 2004 @ 10:15 PM.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 1:46 PM
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 2:32 PM
And I think there's no way that the other members of the cast don't see that MG's skills as an actor are weak, esp compared to the rest of the cast.
This seems a bit odd...did I miss something in reading JG's interview or elsewhere for that matter? I thought Garner made some very encouraging comments about her co-star and what she brings to the show.
I suspect that the rest of the cast has noticed that MG is a weak link in the chain
ETA please feel free to point me to where you've seen anyone from the cast of Alias has given off the slightest hint about MG's incompetence. Up until now, I've yet to read anything that could be attributed to the cast...the negative sentiment against MG has been coming from the message boards, TV show reviews and whatnots. But it now appears that some of you seem to know what the cast is really thinking and feeling about MG as well. Perhaps because I'm not Hellen Keller that I'd need a bit more hints in reading between the lines for what some are so certain to be the cast's current pulse.
Edited by babysister, Jan 5, 2004 @ 4:04 PM.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 2:56 PM
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:28 PM
Edited by Jinnie, Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:28 PM.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 3:49 PM
JG did make that type of comment. But IMO, I think she has little choice but to praise MG. JG couldn't snark on her and still be the VBR product rep that is an important part of being the star of a show. JG has to say good things about her b/c it's her job.
did I miss something in reading JG's interview or elsewhere for that matter? I thought Garner made some very encouraging comments about her co-star and what she brings to the show.
Edited by hitchhiker, Jan 5, 2004 @ 10:14 PM.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 5:10 PM
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 5:14 PM
Back to topic. The next time Michael Vartan tries to pick me up in a bar, I will be sure to be more gentle when I dis him.
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 5:25 PM