My four stars are equivalent to the five star rating since I'm not much for fanaticism. And contrary to this statement, I am a fan of Jennifer Garner, and have three of her feature films also. I am a heterosexual twenty-something male, so it's nice to see a pretty face on the screen after having a bad day.
I was also surprised to find Mr. Bradley Cooper, and whoa, the show is a product of J.J. Abrams, the new Star Trek guy.
I used to listen to extreme metal in years past, but I've gone soft, and some of this show is dark for me, but it is thrilling. So this is Metal Jennifer Garner for me.
The season is very well crafted, but I feel it is played out too much in certain episodes, so I won't follow up with the next seasons. But that is how tv series go. It is nice how you can watch any episode in this season, because they fill you in with My name is Sydney Bristow intro. It was cool how she is a spy, then a double agent, THEN, she's part of a five hundred year old prophecy, the plot thickens; nice touch.
The soundtrack and original scores I dig. They've got Enya, 90's pop/alternative and an industrial rock thing going on, and the commentaries on select episodes are informative and insightful for the trivia buffs.