Originally Posted by fatty
I watched a season premiere of 24, [i don't know if we're up to the same series as you guys in america] and was bored by half way. How can a show with 4-5 things happening at the same time be boring? I'm not sure, but the only redeeming point was the fact that the nuclear bomb actually did explode.
Agreed. So far this season has really failed to engage imho. I think it's because they've broken all conventions of what could possibly be realistic too soon. Whenever they've done this in the past it's been crap (the ridiculous Kim travesties in season 2 spring to mind), but this time they've put several of them in before the plot has settled in and before the reality distortion field has gone into effect so to speak. There's just been too much stuff going on from the get-go without the proper 24 build-up, and the usually great political stuff just hasn't been all that exciting (The bickering between Tom and Karen is all very Mike and Lynne in season 2, no?). I fear the real shark-jumping point for the show will be the Bauer family soap opera developments though. We'll see.