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24 season premiere

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by drizzt3117, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I'm looking forward to seeing Jack torture his brother, guy is a complete ass.
     
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    JBZ Senior member

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    I'm finding this season is getting to be unwatchable. [​IMG]

    I'm starting to feel that way, as well. I know it's fiction and isn't necessarily always realistic, but the idea that, on the day the U.S. has suffered a nuclear attack, the White House Chief of Staff would try to force the NSA to resign, the NSA would actually resign, and the President would permit this to occur without a detailed explanation, strains the boundaries of credibility, even for a show like this.

    I think I'll stick around to see what James Cromwell brings to the table (other than the nagging question of how a man so tall could have sons so short). He is a very solid actor.
     
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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Being a big fan of 24, I have to say this season is totally underwhelming. It doesn't have the twists, tension and cliffhangers that made the previous 5 seasons so much fun to watch.
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one recognizing how most of this season has been devoted to pushing plots than any actual action.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm still pissed that they didn't get Donald Sutherland to play Old Man Bauer. I love James Cromwell, but come on, that was a golden opportunity they missed.

    And yeah, I agree with Get Smart--almost unwatchable. [​IMG]
     
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    I think this episode was very good, personally.

    James Cromwell... pretty hardcore.
     
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    eh, I didnt like the double/double cross. and wouldnt it be pretty easy to figure out that Bauer Sr killed his son?

    I'm still not sure what part Palmer's sister and her arab bf have to do with anything....it's like their storyline is made to be so dramatic but it seems you could take it out completely and you wouldnt be missing anything.
     

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