Re: 24 (Jack Bauer)
Posted by: JMac ()
Date: May 05, 2014 04:10PM

Hey Figge,

The best seasons of 24 are 1-3.

Season 4 is pretty crap, but the ending is one of the best endings of 24 ever (and would've made a great season finale...better than the actual finale).

Season 5 is good, but was widely raved about as one of the best of 24, a sentiment echoed by Kent.

Six was not great. 7 and 8 were ok, entertaining, but the show was showing its age.

So really, you can watch 1-3 for your core 24 needs. The end of S4. Five. And eight if you want.

The problem is that the threats become similar over and over. And you fall into the same tropes - the mole in CTU, the assassination attempt, etc. And the sturcture is always about Jack chasing a guy who has info, who then dies before he can provide a solid lead, then Jack chases the next clue and so on. And this from a 24 die hard.

24 is great for thrills, but has never matched the freshness of Season 1. And I have to admit there are better shows where the arcs are fully planned out like perfect puzzles in advance...with 24, you often got the feeling that the writers had backed themselves into a corner and were just improvising sometimes.


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