December 16, 2020:
2005 Inkworks Alias #P1 Season 4 Promo Card
The list will be embarrassingly long once all is said and done, but boy, did I lean in hard to watching TV this year. My movie watching output was equal to that of a standard year, but once Coronavirus hit, I was Captain Television. Most of what I watched was whatever was available on Amazon Prime. I have access to most of the major streaming services, minus HBO, but for whatever reason, Amazon is my fallback option. I watch the stupidest shit on there. You say there's a show that was originally just YouTube clips that a middle-aged British guy made to document his navigation of a narrowboat through the canals of the English countryside? Sign me up! Or how about a middling police procedural set in Melbourne, Australia? Let's go! Two thirty-ish Latino dudes go to flea markets and try to acquire Mario lunchboxes and Sega Master System games and shit? Hook it up to my veins!
The one show I may have leaned into the hardest, though, was ABC's Alias. I had watched the first season a couple of years ago, and being home with nothing to do this spring was the perfect impetus to jump back into the series. Over time, I acquired the rest of the DVD sets (all five seasons), and made my way through seasons 2-4. In the middle of my binge, Amazon actually acquired the rights to stream Alias on Prime, but I stuck with the discs. Season 5 may have to wait until Christmas Break, but I look forward to a satisfying conclusion.