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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

I'm back from a long weekend in New York, and my PVR welcomes me home with a week of taped shows. Well, not entirely. I'm not sure how I managed to have Their Eyes Were Watching God taped twice. And The OC is a rerun -- even if it's the fabulous Hollywood episode from last year, "We've got the rights to do Golden Girls as a movie. Only we're going to make them young. And hot."

But there's 24.

Is it me or is 24 getting cheesier?

Of course the pulse bomb takes ten minutes to charge up.

Of course Jack can't disarm the bomb by simply shooting the crap out of it with his 9mm.

Of course there's another mole in CTU.

Of course the terrorists have yet another catastrophe planned for the same day!

Boy, some days it just doesn't pay to get up in the morning, does it, Jack?

3 Comments:

I watched a couple of episodes of 24... cheesy? It reeks, or is that, creaks? Probably both.

By Anonymous Alexandra, at 9:53 AM  

Who's the other mole? I didn't think they'd made a second one apparent, although I've been guessing all along it's going to be the Secretary of Defense. I also think the second catastrophe involves the new president and air force one.

This season started off better than the last, which of the four was the worst. Second season is the best, in my opinion. The fourth season seems to be losing it, which kind of suck because I really enjoyed the beginning episodes. (They have GOT to stop escalating the threat each season - stuff is getting increasingly more improbable. What's on the slate for season 5? Terrorists crashing an asteroid into the Earth, to knock it out of orbit and send it hurling into the sun?)

By Blogger C.J., at 10:56 PM  

Of course, if you're looking at the overall story arc of the series - we're in the second act. The stereotypical area where most stories break down and wave their arms on the side of the road waiting for AAA.

I think season five has eliminated two characters too early - Aisha Tyler's character and the disturbed daughter of CTU's director. Those storylines should run parallel with Jack's and end when his ends. Now that they've chosen to kill them off they've left gaping holes in the overall plot. Bad logistics and bad plotting.

Is it that the showrunners think they have to jampack their season with as much info/pseudo drama as possible instead of telling a great story?

Hmmm...

By Blogger Bill Cunningham, at 12:00 AM  

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