2001 TV-14 3 seasons


2001 TV-14 3 seasons
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Created by J.J. Abrams, this action-packed spy series made a star of lithe leading lady Jennifer Garner, who redefined armed and dangerous as double agent Sydney Bristow, a CIA operative whose mission is to destroy a global crime syndicate.
Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Greg Grunberg, David Anders, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey, Lena Olin, Melissa George, Mía Maestro, Rachel Nichols
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2001) - 6 discs

Jennifer Garner stars in this mystifying series as Sydney Bristow, a grad student who's also a double agent for the CIA and one of its adversaries, SD-6. Bristow transforms herself -- literally and figuratively -- from a rookie into a veteran agent. As she stays constantly on the run from unknown enemies, her penchant for disguise helps her while she contorts through every plot twist and confounding situation. Michael Vartan co-stars.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this action-packed spy show from J.J. Abrams features a significant amount of violence, including a few graphic shooting deaths and frequent fights. Characters are constantly deceiving one another, which can make it hard to tell for sure who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are. The main character, Sydney Bristow, is a double agent, but her motives are well-meant, and she's a strong, independent role model. The show has a complex mythology that can make casual viewing a challenge, but for teens and adults who embrace it, this is a very entertaining, exciting series.

Sexual Content

When Sydney goes undercover, she often wears revealing outfits.


Frequent onscreen graphic shooting, punching, kicking, and more.


Words include "bitch" and "damn."

Social Behavior

Amid frequent deception, double-crosses, and other forms of manipulation, the show has strong themes about the importance of family, friends, and love. That said, it's often difficult to tell who the true "good" and "bad" guys are, and in many instances, violence is the only method used for dealing with conflicts.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters use sometimes use alcohol and "knock out" drugs to catch villains.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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