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Couple of years back, I was dubious: the awesome Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos comic, Alias, was to be adapted for the small screen. In the time between announcement and its debut, my interest was piqued:
- they didn't turn the comic's love interest, the indelibly street Luke Cage (The Good Wife's Mike Colter) into a white dude; and
- it's from Netflix who did a pretty good job with Daredevil.
- gone are the case-of-the-issue/mini-arc structure of the comic, replaced by a whole damned season of damned backstory;
- where the comic had nuance and subtlety, the show defaults to television-grade exposition and enough cringe-worthy cliches to fill a bingo card with cringe-worthy cliches; and
- where the comic's lead was profane, damaged and still heroic in classic noir fashion, the show's lead is unlikeable, a leaden sulk, and shown as often as possible in her skin tight jeans and singlet.