The end of "Alias", "That 70s show" and "West Wing"
So while you guys were busy drooling over spychick Jenny Garner, my eyes were on Vartan, Sarks (that sexy British accent) and weirdly enough Spydaddy (christened by Alias fans) Jack Bristow. Not that I found the latter handsome or anything, just that he had charisma or something that made him stand out to me. And Marshall! Marshall! How can I forget about Marshall? Anyway, while the first and second season were fun, the whole Rambaldi prophecy and mystery in the later seasons made the show somewhat er, dull for me. Remember X-Flies? And, apparently, the series finale will not provide much answers to the whole Rambaldi storyline either. Remember, this series is created by J.J. Abrams, who is currently famed for Lost, another hit mystery-mythological drama series, that provides more questions than answers. Note to self: Do not watch Lost. So while I will miss Vartan (hey, give me a break, while you guys have Garner, who I will have to admit, does have a rock solid body, I had to search for someone to root for!), I don't think I will miss Alias much. It was just a summer fling.
Another series to hit retirement this year is That 70s show. Now, I think that Laura Prepon is one cool babe. Love her hair-did not like it when she turned blond, love her height! Topher Grace looked like a small boy standing next to her. I watched it regularly in the earlier seasons but seemed to have lost touch with it for reasons I myself do not know. Probably because I did not have Astro back home at that time. And during my absence, Donna and Eric had gotten together, broken up, gotten engaged and then broken up; Jackie had been with everyone except Eric; Hyde is still a stoner; Kelso is still, well, Kelso and we still do not know Fez's full name and country of origin (even in the series finale!). And now, the series is finally coming to an end, inevitable in my opinion since stars Grace and Kutcher had left the show. A happy ending of sorts apparently in the finale with said former stars guest starring- I have yet to see it.
The West Wing was also another series to have bitten the dust. Now this was a series that I was a true fan of for the first two seasons and I was not the only one. If Bartlet was running for presidency in real life, he might have won. And then, like the first two series above, I stopped watching it for reasons unknown. So I missed the introduction of Jimmy Smits as Matt Santos, the departure of Sam Seaborn and the death of Leo McGarry. The death of Leo McGarry touched a chord as the late actor John Spencer had died of a heart attack before the series ended and the death was written into the show. I will miss the earlier eppies of West Wings.
Now, looking back, I realised that I seemed to have these flings with television series but I have to say that right now, I am in a serious relationship with CSI and had been having a long term affair behind its back with Monk and a dilly dally with Veronica Mars. And God forbid, if these series were to end, I had better start shopping for a new spouse - soon!