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AdamH
04-18-2007, 10:25 PM
Alright. I've seen threads for Lost, House, Drive, and an insane amount of American Idol threads....but where is 24?

This show is probably the most consistently best show on TV today! With the exception of season 4 (I've dubbed it the Rehash season since they pretty much redid all the ideas of the first 3 into one), this show has always delivered.

So in the waning moments of Season 6, I give you the 24 thread.

(Unless there's another one here that I completely missed...in which case, point me in the right direction, please! :) )

So who thinks that the relationship between Jack and Audrey isn't going to end well?
Is any of the main characters going to die before the end?

The Scip
04-18-2007, 10:30 PM
The current season of 24 is by far the worst season they have had. It isn't even on my top 3 shows list anymore.

The Shield, The Unit and Heroes are all better than 24. Sorry if I am raining on the parade. Atleast this might spark some conversation about the show.

:)

truelyana
04-18-2007, 10:33 PM
There is - See Here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58650)

WildScribe
04-18-2007, 10:54 PM
My dad likes the show... *shrug*

billythrilly7th
04-18-2007, 11:25 PM
Best.Show.On TV

And we discuss 24 and Jack in multiple threads across the vast forum.

It's that good.

With that said, this season, IMO, did take a bit, just a smidge of a dip.

But it's still awesome.

Thank you.

tourdeforce
04-18-2007, 11:29 PM
Finally, Buchanan realizes that he cannot trust Chloe.

I've been waiting six seasons for that.

ChaosTitan
04-19-2007, 07:40 AM
Finally, Buchanan realizes that he cannot trust Chloe.

I've been waiting six seasons for that.

Really? You saw this moment coming before either character was even on the show? ;)

Kidding aside, this season has been iffy for me. Morris annoys the crap out of me (his entire kidnap/torture/drinking storyline was just...eh...who really cares?). Chloe isn't really her usual snappy self anymore. They killed Curtis. The whole "let's try to make a cute couple out of Milo and Nadia and hope people forget they are just a Tony/Michelle knockoff" is lame. Buchanan is relagated to window dressing and pensive stares.

Best ep so far was the one with the Logans. Then we don't hear about them again. :rant:

I want to like this season, I really do. I've been a fan since Day One, and own all five seasons on DVD. But the whole "bringing the world to the edge of nuclear disaster" was old two seasons ago. I have hope for this new storyline (I love that Audrey is the one in mortal peril, instead of the go-to-girl Kim, as long as Audrey stays far away from mountain lions). Vengeful Jack worked last season. Hopefully it will save the last half of this season.

Serenity
04-19-2007, 04:17 PM
I miss Tony... :e2bummed:

That having been said, I've only really been 'shocked' by a few moments this season. And that's not what I've come to expect from 24. The whole scene with the Logans was priceless. I hate Morris, the whole Milo/Nadia thing makes me want to vomit, and-dammit- I miss my "I'm Buchannan, but I can still give the kick-ass speeches and deadly looks like I did as McQueen" moments from James Morrison (a man I completely adore!). Kiefer is doing a great job, imho, with a not-so-great plot line. And quite frankly, I'm kind of hoping that Audrey doesn't make it, because well, I'm just evil I suppose. Although my favorite moment this season was probably Chloe's 'breathilizer test'. Let's blow up CTU again, make some casting changes, and go back to chasing the bad guy.

I think that's the main problem. They made it about chasing the nukes rather than chasing the bad guy.

And please, please, PLEASE, (spoiler from the last ep, in case you haven't watched it yet...) no more instant recoveries by Wayne Palmer. If he miraculously wakes up from this current 'stroke' and goes about like nothing ever happened I will scream.

Anyhow... I miss Tony. :e2bummed:

tourdeforce
04-19-2007, 06:08 PM
Really? You saw this moment coming before either character was even on the show? ;)



And don't even get me started on the series finale of LOST! Quite a disappoint there! What were they thinking?

ChaosTitan
04-19-2007, 06:33 PM
:ROFL:

ChaosTitan
04-24-2007, 09:53 PM
Last night's episode was somehow....predictable. Certainly not what I've come to expect from this show. :Shrug:

Thank God, though, Chloe finally spoke her mind. "You shouldn't arm nuclear bombs for terrorists." Thank you! But now that Buchanan's been fired ( :cry: ), will Morris get his transfer?

One can hope.

ALLWritety
04-27-2007, 10:47 PM
Hi
I saw several eps of 24 but they were all the same to me. OK have a different bad guy but there is nothing different in the plots. I really couldn't get in to them at all. Unlike NCIS or With out a trace where they do the same job each epi but the writers still give such a varity that was seriously lacking in 24. Maybe i just didn't see enough but I got bored with the same routine of 24.
Kev

ChunkyC
04-28-2007, 04:03 AM
Have to agree with Kev. Neat premise and it started out ok, but I got bored with 24 before the end of the first season. How many times did his daughter get kidnapped in one day? Good grief. Once it started getting absurd, that's when it lost me.

Cate
04-28-2007, 09:26 AM
I love this show--love Kiefer, but this season is not as good. And I miss Tony too!

Still, it beats the heck out of most of the junk on tv these days....

ChaosTitan
04-28-2007, 07:08 PM
How many times did his daughter get kidnapped in one day? Good grief.

Fortunately, they figured that one out after the whole mountain lion thing became a pop culture joke. She's only been spotted in two episodes since season three, and for that, I thank TPTB.

ChaosTitan
05-02-2007, 12:00 AM
:Wha:

Sooner or later, they'll figure out that Jack is always right, just make him president, and the world will be at peace. Or something.

Er....anyone else finding the episodes so predicable as to be (dare I say it) boring? It's sad that the only good thing in last night's episode was shirtless guest star Michael Shanks (of Stargate fame).

:e2hammer:

merper
05-02-2007, 04:48 AM
For a season that started out so good, it completely went to crap. I'd like to say it was when they did a total plot shift to the Audrey thing, but it was even before that. I mean - come on, VP tries to seize power from P? Is that or is that not the exact same thing as the last half of season 2. I've been laughing during the show at points during the past 5-6 episodes, which can't be good. If they want to keep this going another season they need something really novel, that people wouldn't expect. I hope the Chinese get away and the Russians attack the US base. A good world war would definitely perk up the show. Then season 7 could be about jack ending it singlehandedly over the course of 1 day.

Pisarz
05-02-2007, 05:53 AM
Er....anyone else finding the episodes so predicable as to be (dare I say it) boring?

Yup. I called the Audrey-will-spit-out-a-key-bit-of-info-but-otherwise-be- out-of-it arc long before it happened.

Normally, with 3 episodes left I'd be salivating. But last night's show didn't even end on a cliffhanger!

And how come the Logan storyline, which in reality would have been all over the news, hasn't even been referenced since he was flatlining in the ambulance?

ALLWritety
05-02-2007, 09:10 AM
Hi,

Chao Quote:
"Sooner or later, they'll figure out that Jack is always right, just make him president, and the world will be at peace. Or something."

Then Jack will be killed as ALL the Presidents get killed in this show!!!
K

merper
05-02-2007, 10:26 PM
Well, at least the guys in charge know how much they're sucking:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-channel30apr30,1,4561337.story?ctrack=2&cset=true

ALLWritety
05-03-2007, 08:37 AM
Hi
I read in the paper yesterday that 24 is losing a very large chunk of its fan base. They are bored and switching off. The rating have dropped dramatically. over 1/3 has gone.
nuff said!!
Kev

Art_Sempai
01-18-2010, 02:30 AM
It starts tonight.
More running yelling and shooting people...sweet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_%28season_8%29

Fran
01-18-2010, 08:43 PM
It's going to be shown two weeks behind over here. :cry:

I hate you all... :tongue

Snowstorm
01-18-2010, 09:03 PM
Rats. For the first time, I watched 24, and its two-hour premiere last night.

I DON'T want to get hooked. I DON'T want to get hooked. I DON'T want to get hooked. I DON'T want to get hooked. Repeat ....

ChaosTitan
01-18-2010, 09:07 PM
SPOILERS.


So far, I think the new season is off to a good start. I love the mix of familiar character actors, and I even liked Freddie Prinze, Jr. The new CTU looks awesome. Chloe is as blunt as ever.

Jack getting sucked back into things was obviously inevitable, but a small part of me couldn't help but hope he just got in the damned car and went to the airport.

I honestly wasn't surprised by the "twist" of the foreign President's brother being the bad guy mole.

Doug Hutchison is an awesome bad guy. He really, really is. And I was surprised by the twist of him being a cop. That last scene with him was chilling.

My burning question: Where the hell is Tony????

katiemac
01-19-2010, 03:46 AM
My burning question: Where the hell is Tony????

Probably playing on the LOST island. Now that Reiko Aylesworth (Michelle) has been on the island and married to Doug Hutchinson, I fully expect her "24" husband to show up on LOST.

I'm underwhelmed. For the past few years I've watched the four-episode premiere, then tuned in for the final episodes. And I don't ever feel like I missed anything. But we'll see how tonight goes after I catch up with them online later.

I'm with Chaos on the *spoilers*. Saw the brother mole from a mile away, and I really felt Jack should've just gone back in the car. And now we have another CTU director unfamiliar with his methods and intent on pushing him down.

childeroland
01-19-2010, 06:55 AM
They really have to drop the bad ex-boyfriend storyline, it's almost as annoying as one of Kim's subplots.

Keep Renee, though. Keep Renee for every episode, please. Renee is awesome.

Art_Sempai
01-19-2010, 07:04 AM
It seems a lot of characters can't connect the dots this season. :ROFL:

Snowstorm
01-19-2010, 09:07 AM
I DON'T want to get hooked. I DON'T want to get hooked. I DON'T want to get hooked. I DON'T want to get hooked. Repeat ....

Well, shit.

STKlingaman
01-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Ho-hum, how, why is it that there is always
a character with some ridicules personnel
issue (Katie Sackjoff), right at the critical
moment/day. And how did she get
federal top secret clearance for a anti-terrorist
top flight job with this mysterious past?
Another, stupid story line, with more holes
then there are bullet holes in a day.

But, Annie Wersching (Renee) is scorching HOT!

Enzo
01-19-2010, 07:18 PM
24 season 7 starts next week where I'm living, but I'll be watching this thread green with envy.

Lavern08
01-19-2010, 08:38 PM
It starts tonight...

...More running yelling and shooting people...sweet.



Sweet indeed - Hunny and I are huge fans! :snoopy:

cscarlet
01-19-2010, 09:24 PM
Hubby and I were quite disappointed with the lack of "DAMN IT!" coming from Jack. We'd originally thought about doing the 24 drinking game, but now figure that's probably better suited for later on in the season. ;)

That being said, I thought it worked. (I hope this isn't considered a spoiler, but...) I'm glad they brought Renee back, and I'm curious to see how her plot line plays out. I wasn't surprised at all by the "twist" in who the internal person was... but it doesn't seem like they were really trying to hide it either, so I'm okay with that.

All-in-all I'm hoping for a good season :)

*pops more popcorn*

Noah Body
01-19-2010, 11:48 PM
I thought it was just too much, and it goes to show that you really can draw a crowd by beating the same dead horse eight years in a row. I didn't bother watching last night's installment. I'll be passing it by this season.

seun
01-21-2010, 05:54 PM
(I haven't posted this in the main 24 thread as the new series doesn't start here until this weekend so I want to avoid spoilers for UK viewers).

I've just finished re-watching season 7 of 24. Was anyone else gutted when it turned out Tony was a bad guy - sort of? I know he had his reasons, but still. I wanted him to become like that guy Mulder talked to in the first series of the X Files. He could give Jack secret info and vanish for hours on end only to come back with more info that changes everything. Alas, it's not to be. :cry:

Enzo
01-21-2010, 06:58 PM
I'm starting to watch season 7 next week. But the Tony thing has been around for a year and a half, so no surprises there.

seun
01-21-2010, 10:39 PM
True, no surprises, but I still felt dismayed on watching it a second time. All the way through I'd hoped he'd somehow be absolved of the things he did, but I suppose that's the power of such good writing and characters.

Art_Sempai
01-22-2010, 09:03 AM
I thought it was just too much, and it goes to show that you really can draw a crowd by beating the same dead horse eight years in a row. I didn't bother watching last night's installment. I'll be passing it by this season.


Yeah, but it's a running yelling and shooting people dead horse. ;)

heyjude
01-22-2010, 11:42 PM
Um, it's 24. You pretty much know what you're going to get.

Jack. And he's good.

mellymel
02-05-2010, 09:00 PM
I'm a huge fan of this show. I've been watching it since season one and dh and I are hooked. I will be so bold as to say it is my favorite show of all time (next to So You Think You Can Dance and True Blood).

Just wondering if there are any other 24 lovers out there. The season is great so far (as usual). I love how every season seems to be so current and closely related to a major, similar event going on the real world. I think that is what draws me in. The writing is brilliant though I'm a bit disappointed with a few of the cast members this year. Specifically the CTU director (ugh, sorry, he's awful and the writing for his character seems a bit stupid to me) and what's her face who goes to work in a skimpy black dress. couldn't they at least put her in a nice white button down and black slacks? Other than that, I'm liking it.

It's funny how only a few seasons after having a black president on the show, we have a black president in office for real. Now they have a woman president (love the actress playing her). I wonder if it's a sign of things to come?

Hittman
02-06-2010, 06:32 AM
The bumbling CTU agent doesn't quite fit. Not that government isn't stuffed full of such characters, but it doesn't fit with what we've seen in CTU for five years. (For non-fans, CTU didn't exist last season.)

I'm also not buying that a high ranking official there has a secret past CTU doesn't know about.

But this is pure popcorn movie, anyhow. I'm willing to forgive plot holes and goofy errors in exchange for lots of action, lots of chases and lots of stuff blowed up.

nevada
02-06-2010, 07:54 AM
Quite honestly, I'm extremely disappointed this year. I only came to 24 last years so I watched 6 seasons in about two weeks ( i wasn't working) and i loved it. This year however, it's just not good. Renee makes ridiculous choices, starbuck has a secret past no one knows about, i guess they don't vet security personnel. Kiefer sutherland's german is non-existent, why did they decide to make him german and couldn't Jurgen Prochnow coach him better? And to top it all off, last episode, when the russian kid got shot, you could see the special effects baggy sticking out of his shirt.

I expected more. It had better improve or i might not finish this season.

JimmyB27
02-08-2010, 04:50 PM
Meh, I got bored by 24 a long time ago. First few seasons were new and exciting, but now, like most programmes do, it's got very samey and boring, imho.

Lavern08
02-08-2010, 09:48 PM
The bumbling CTU agent doesn't quite fit. (I agree, but he could become a hero in the end - time will tell)

I'm also not buying that a high ranking official there has a secret past CTU doesn't know about. (Yeah, what's up with that?)

But this is pure popcorn movie, anyhow. I'm willing to forgive plot holes and goofy errors in exchange for lots of action, lots of chases and lots of stuff blowed up. (Indeed!) :D

Hunny and I are huge fans too - At least it's something to watch now that football season is over. :Shrug:

Enzo
02-09-2010, 07:33 PM
I'm in the middle of season 7 and I love it. Yes, some things get repeated - the evil terrorist threatening to blow up power plants and stuff - but it's still exciting enough to take my breath away.

Diane Amy
05-25-2010, 07:31 AM
Very much agreed.

I hope the movie plans aren't just rumors.

poetinahat
05-25-2010, 07:37 AM
You've already started a thread on this exact topic, over in Mystery. Why a second?

maestrowork
05-25-2010, 08:05 AM
Jack Bauer or Jack Shepherd?

Wayne K
05-25-2010, 08:09 AM
:popcorn:

Cricket18
05-26-2010, 01:38 AM
LOVE Jack Bauer.

Thought the finale was just okay, though. Very predictable and a bit hokey.

Oh, well. See you on the silver screen, Jack!

JimmyB27
05-26-2010, 03:32 PM
A 24 film!?

Wasn't the whole selling point of 24 the fact that it was in real time, over 24 hours? Man, and I thought three hours for LOTR was a long time to be sitting in a cinema!