It’s hard for me to describe The Secret World of Alex Mack mostly because it doesn’t make sense. In the pilot episode, Alex is walking home from school when she almost gets hit by a truck from a chemical plant (Why is she walking along a busy road? That’s how you get kidnapped. No joke.). The truck swerves out of the way just in time, but one of the barrels full of chemicals crashes onto the road and douses Alex in the substance.
The chemicals cause her to have cool powers and thus made her world become secret. But it’s actually not a secret because her sister knows and so does her best friend.
Alex is kind of a boring character. She’s very ordinary and normal except for her powers. I definitely wouldn’t be her friend. Jk I’m not really in a position to turn down friendships. Alex’s dad and mom are pretty normal too. They’re nice, normal people. Her dad works at the plant that dumped the chemical on Alex so she definitely can’t tell him about it. In fact, Alex’s dad’s boss is on a hunt for the person who was caught in the chemical spill and wants to use them as a test subject. I don’t know why Alex wouldn’t want to be a test subject—you get paid for doing nothing. And she always complains about not having enough money. I just solved all her problems.
Alex’s sister Annie is the smart, brainy type who overachieves to no end. She’s fascinated by Alex’s predicament. Alex’s best friend Ray is a cool, down to earth black dude because Nickelodeon made it a point to have a cool, down to earth black dude in every show they aired. He accepts Alex’s problems and powers.
Some of Alex’s powers include morphing into shiny, slippery gel so she can go unnoticed when she sneaks into rooms. When she was learning to use this power, she would often turn back into human form, but she would be naked. I always thought that was so risqué. I was 7 though.
She also had electricity come out of her fingers which could come in handy never. But for some reason they found a purpose for it. Alex also became telekinetic after the spill which makes no sense. Not that her other powers make sense either, but she shouldn’t be able to move things with her mind after getting chemicals spilled on her. She should just be blind and have huge burn marks. Sometimes her skin glows when she’s nervous so I guess that’s kind of like a fault.
Overall, this show was pretty stupid. I just always wanted to see Alex get operated on and have crazy tests done to her.