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24: Live Another Day - 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM - season finale - July 14 2014

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jamesl, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I'd be ok if they just renamed it 12 and went from there.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Dude, you need a smiley :)
     
  3. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    A common mispronunciation that always bugs me is the word "roof". It should rhyme with "poof", but many people pronounce it so it rhymes with "woof".
     
  4. aindik

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    For some people all three of those words rhyme.

    I think for me poof and woof rhyme, whereas roof is like the vowel sound in tooth.
     
  5. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    I guess I should have used "spoof" or "proof" as an example. You get my point, though. :)
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    This is another example of something that's a regional pronunciation. Unlike NU-CU-LAR which I hear people from New Yawk, to N'Owlins mispronounce :)
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    And has been noted, there's a difference between pronouncing words differently, and scrambling words.
     
  8. Bierboy

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    This.
     
  9. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    This was still 24 hours.... toward the end of hour 12 they put up a quick:

    "12 hours later" on the screen for when Jack got to the helicopter.
     
  10. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Yep, they did it quickly and someone could have missed it. The next to last segment ended at 10:40something p.m. and the next one started at 10:50something a.m.
     
  11. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I didn't miss it, but it was basically just a gimmick to maintain the 24 hour span of the show. Other than that one jump, all events happened in real time per the show's format. But I think a 12 episode season is just fine, so what the hell, let's reboot the franchise as "12." :D
     
  12. SeanC

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    I agree I thought it was a silly thing to tack on just to make it "24".
     
  13. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Or we could still have 24, next time do this...

    Episode 1, scene 1. Jack goes to bed at say, 10 pm. Falls asleep. A phone call wakes him up 12 hours later...it's the President! There's a situation. Show continues in one-hour real time episodes for the next 12 hours. :D
     
  14. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    LOL

    They could do webisodes 1 hour each of Jack sleeping.
     
  15. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    They could eat up 12 hours per season between episodes by having him travel to a different country a couple of times.
     
  16. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    How about any time he gets in a car, it takes him the more realistic 1 hour to get somewhere in large cities?
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Nah, beaming from place to place is hard-wired into the show's DNA by now... :D
     
  18. Hunter Green

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    I think the time jump did a little bit more than maintain the 24-hour cycle; it also allowed us to see a bit of the denouement, the fallout for the events of the show, which is something that the real-time aspect has often left us to infer or just live without. It was a little gimmicky but I think it also worked well.
     

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