Jack Bauer returns May 5

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  1. Jan 14, 2014 #21 of 113
    Bierboy

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    That may be your opinion, but that's really an extreme one. I found the later seasons not as good, but to call them "excruciatingly bad" is really stretching it.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2014 #22 of 113
    Steveknj

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    OK, In my opinion they were excruciatingly bad. Better now?

    In my opinion "not as good" is an understatement. It was a show I watched every season of, but by those last couple of seasons, it was no longer "must" watch. The level of unbelievability (granted never a strong suit of this show) was equivalent to Under the Dome and The Following.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2014 #23 of 113
    MacThor

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    I'm with you. In fact, the decline really started in earnest in Season 4.

    In just 24 hours...
    The kidnapping and planned broadcast of the execution of the Secretary of Defense.
    Nuclear power plants across America are sent into a forced meltdown. (This also required a coordinated train crash to steal the device that controls all of the nuclear power plants).
    Terrorists steal a stealth fighter to shoot down Air Force One.
    Jack and Marwan scramble to get ahold of the nuclear football.
    The terrorists steal and launch a nuclear missile.
    Um, yeah...
     
  4. Jan 15, 2014 #24 of 113
    ihatecable

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    I'll only watch it if Chloe O'Brian is there,lol
     
  5. Jan 15, 2014 #25 of 113
    gweempose

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    Not only do I enjoy the show, but it's a pretty darn fun pinball machine as well ...

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  6. Jan 15, 2014 #26 of 113
    unitron

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    Well, in real life it'd be martial law.

    :D
     
  7. Jan 15, 2014 #27 of 113
    unitron

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    You and me both. Hope there's still a working VCR around here.

    I was just so put off by "Starbuck" 's character (and the huge plot hole of them not seeming to have actually done a thorough background check on her) that I kind of never got around to forcing myself through it after the first few hours.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2014 #28 of 113
    LoadStar

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    I haven't watched 24 for a few seasons. Part of what attracted me to the series at the beginning was the hook of "all events occur in real time." Unfortunately, the show fairly quickly threw that concept out the window. I hung on for a few seasons, but after a while, the show gave in to more and more ludicrous plotlines, and I gave up.

    As much as I'd like to watch this series for Yvonne, I doubt I will.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2014 #29 of 113
    zalusky

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    I am hoping that a 12 episode arc allows for tighter writing similar to cable. One where the whole arc is known in advance vs the writers room making up stuff as they go.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2014 #30 of 113
    Numb And Number2

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    Guy in a hole entering numbers into a Univac. Ahem, sure thing..

    Spunky proto-Fluke frets about her neighbor's mother's romance with her insane boss and a TV newscast airs all by itself. Phttttt, happens every day..

    :)
     
  11. Jan 16, 2014 #31 of 113
    Numb And Number2

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    I just finished re watching all 8 seasons marathon style. Left me wishing there was a ninth season. Got my wish :) Great, great, seminally great, show!
     
  12. Jan 16, 2014 #32 of 113
    gchance

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    That was always one of the things 24 did, was just write for 12 episodes. Around the 12th (give or take) a second plot would usually take hold. At very least, a second part of the big bad's "plan".

    Greg
     
  13. Jan 16, 2014 #33 of 113
    Big Deficit

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    And she'll be kidnapped in 10..9..8................:p
     
  14. Jan 16, 2014 #34 of 113
    NYHeel

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    I think the biggest problem was that the season was too long. You need a ton of stuff to happen over the course of a season and it gets ridiculous when you realize it's all 1 day.

    My brother used to say that show would be much better if it was called 16. I agree and think a 12 episode season has the potential to really work for a show like this. This is probably where they should have been all along.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2014 #35 of 113
    aindik

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    Wondering how important it'll be to watch the last 2 seasons of the original series before watching this. Hoping the answer is "not very." Because, as a wise man once said, "WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!"
     
  16. Jan 17, 2014 #36 of 113
    Steveknj

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    I always felt the same way, and as I watched it weekly, and not binge, I lost the continuity between the hours and many times forgot it was the same day. I wonder if you binged this if the continuity is there.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2014 #37 of 113
    andyw715

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    I think I'm going to start from the beginning... looks like plenty of time to watch 1 or 2 episodes per day
     
  18. Jan 17, 2014 #38 of 113
    Kamakzie

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  19. Jan 18, 2014 #39 of 113
    PacMan3000

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    What do you guys think about the format of the upcoming season? Do you like that they are essentially condensing 24 hours into 12 episodes, or do you prefer they had kept the real time format, and simply had the season take place over the course of 12 hours in a day?

    I think I prefer the latter actually, because otherwise, won't this just be like any other show? The episode = one hour format is what made the show special to begin with.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2014 #40 of 113
    LoadStar

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    They haven't really followed the "real time" hook since season one, if you ask me, so I'm not all that bothered by them further compressing it.
     

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