March 22, 2006

24

Well, it's been 5 long years and still this show lives up to expectation.
Sure, you may ask, 'JUST HOW MANY BAD DAYS CAN ONE GUY HAVE (?)', but really that is a moot point, when a show is this good.
The production, the acting, the way you are pulled out of your living room into a world where one man represents the supreme good, and anyone that gets in his way is an a**shole – there is no other show like it. Obviously, at times, a willing suspension of disbelief is required; but that just adds to the fun.

Currently, we are about a third of the way through series 5. Alas, I am having to revert to watching it on Sky One, until I get back to uni.
They've definitely picked up the pace in this series though. Series 1 – it took about 23 and a quarter episodes before they realised that Nina was the mole; this series the mole was exposed in a fraction of that – 3 or 4.

But how can I comment on series 5 without mentioning the first episode…

LOOK AWAY NOW if you haven't seen it….

Wow – those first five minutes. To take out not just one, but TWO of the main characters; characters that perhaps had started to seem 'safe', really showed that 24 is still capable of pushing that envelope. Dare I say it, this could be the best series yet – and we're not even halfway. Also, Palmer's assassination pretty much renders the first series null and void; but I'm sure that won't stop me watching the first series box set again sometime in the future…

Speaking of box sets, I've just ordered season 4, to be added to 1,2, and 3. Awesome.


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