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"24:Legacy" Jack is not back.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by andyw715, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I thought it was pretty good. Not peak Jack Bauer good but good enough for me not to let more than a couple of episodes back up on the tivo. I thought the subplot involving Carter's wife (and brother) was a serious weak point. I couldn't wait for her to get off the screen in the second half of the series.
  2. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I enjoyed it, but it's a pretty forgettable season of 24
  3. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    One ep in and, er, if this doesn't get much better real quick then I'm not sure I'll how much further I'll make it. I held some small hope that they'd try something fresh but, no, same formula/same character-types/different actors (most of whom are not especially talented). Cripes, they even have the bickering CTU computer geeks.

    I always considered 24 a live cartoon, utterly ridiculous but fun and action-packed. The later seasons were enjoyable enough, but they were pretty much just rehashes of the earlier, better seasons. So this feels like a rehash of a rehash. They should have called it "24: Been There, Done That".

    Maybe I'll marathon season 3 of "Bosch" this weekend instead...
  4. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I shall quote you to yourself: I just hope it's as silly, dumb, and plot-holish as ever.

    Your wish is granted! As always, the fine print says "be careful what you wish for..."


    I actually thought it was OK. The last half was more enjoyable to me than the first half, although there were some silly things in both halves. Just ONE TIME I'd like to see a show where someone is being blackmailed by a loved one being threatened, and instead of folding like a cheap card table they actually do their job (and the smart thing, 99% of the time!) and tell the authorities.

    I liked that they "went there" a few times in this season. I enjoyed the visit from one of the characters from the original seasons. I agree the wife and brother plot was lame but it did have the most excellent battle between (minor spoiler)

    terrorists and gang members.
  5. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Hey, not fair!

    Actually, silly, dumb, and plot-holes are fine with me. But bland, tired, and utterly lacking in imagination? Not so much.

    I will give it at least one more ep. Hope springs eternal.
  6. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    I really liked the brother character. He was much more interesting than his hero brother. I'd watch if they did a "24' around him.
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    I enjoyed it as much as the original as it was equally incredulous but a fun ride.

    Always cracked me up how characters are severely injured, hospitalized, and back on the job on the same day.

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