Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Vitals: Sydney Bristow thinks she's working for the CIA, but after her bosses kill her fiance she realizes she's working for SD-6, a criminal organization, instead. She teams up with her dad, who's also a superspy, and then finds out that her mom, another superspy but evil, is alive. And then she's brainwashed to become evil, but then her memories are erased, and then the bad guys turn out to be the good guys, except not.
Famous names: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, J.J. Abrams
Crunchy goodness: 3
Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: The Alias video game, released by Acclaim in 2004, features the voices of Garner and other stars of the show. Says UGO.com: "Alias is a poor action-stealth title that is nothing but a guilty pleasure for fans of the series. "
Elevator pitch: She's like James Bond with breasts, a blue wig — and huge daddy issues.
Deadliest spoiler: Sydney and Michael (her former CIA handler) have a daughter — who scores high on the spy-aptitude tests, thus ensuring her future in the same business as her parents, her grandparents, her cousins, and her cousins' orthodontists.