The Secret World of Alex Mack was one of my favorite childhood shows on Nickelodeon. I used to watch this back in 1994 and was glad to have completed watching all of the episodes of all four seasons. I remember waiting eagerly for the show to start every afternoon after I got back from school. Great memories.
Alex Mack is an ordinary teenage girl, living with her parents and older sister in the corporate town of Paradise Valley. After her first day of junior high school, while walking home, Alex is nearly hit by a truck from a chemical plant, and during the incident, she is drenched with a top-secret chemical called GC-161. She soon discovers that the chemical gives her strange powers. These include telekinesis, plus the ability to transmit bolts of electricity through her fingers, or morph into liquid form. However, her powers prove to be unpredictable (such as when her skin starts glowing brightly while she’s nervous). She confides only in her sister Annie, and her best friend Ray, about her powers and decides to keep them a secret from everyone else, including her parents, for fear of what the chemical plant CEO, Danielle Atron, will do to her if she finds out —Wikipedia
I had always wanted Alex’s powers – zapping things with electricity, moving objects with the eyes, and transforming into a puddle of water, which can travel at fast speed. xD The intro. gives a sense of nostalgia:
Larissa Oleynik was my favorite Nickelodeon actress. I liked her tomboy-ness ’cause it reminded me of myself back then. Additionally, I thought she was quite pretty.
What I really loved about the ending of the show is that it left the viewers to guess whether Alex ever took the antidote to get rid of her powers caused by the chemical spill or not. In the last scene (watch it here), she simply looks down at the small capsule with the antidote in her hand and then later looks straight ahead with a cheeky looking smile. I loved it! It was a terrific way to end the series. I wouldn’t mind watching this wonderful show again.