January 08, 2007

Jack's Back. And he's brutal.

JackSince the demise of The West Wing, nothing on television gets me going more than Fox’s 24.

Its fifth season picked up the Emmy Award for Best Drama and Best Actor – an incredible achievement for an action-based show up against more ‘serious’ dramas.

But its sixth season is going to be serious, sensational and utterly spectacular. A whole week ahead of its U.S. premiere I’ve seen the first two episodes (my girlfriend will kill me) and this is 24 as we’ve never seen it before.

The storyline’s going to be heavily controversial (remember the outrage of the Muslim community during Season 2?) and the first two episodes are shockingly graphic at points – (check out the OH MY GOD moment 60 seconds from the end of Episode 1). If previous seasons were rated 15, this one’s definitely for the strong-stomached adult.

But the rollercoaster ride is about three times faster than anything we’ve seen before. We get to see acres of Los Angeles in under two hours and there’s surprising new residents in the White House.

Jack goes from zero to superhero in under ninety minutes, and by 9am, Jack is sure-as-hell back.

This is going to be the longest twenty weeks of my life.

EDIT: Oh my freaking word. The next two episodes take this to a whole new level.


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  1. episode 4 is rather “oh my god”.

    08 Jan 2007, 04:16

  2. I have so far avoided watching the first 4 episodes. I have decided to wait the 6 days until the season starts on Fox then have a 24 party. I have watched the season 6 prequel, the trailer but have avoided the 19 previews that Fox have produced which is slightly excessive and the minefield of spoilers that have appeared on the internet.

    I am currently reading Kiefer Sutherland’s biography in preparation for the new series which is rather sad.. and have put the season 6 cast picture as my desktop.

    Damm the person who leaked the first 4 episode dvd! I hate temptation

    Oh, and last week I watched Fox’s prison break not quite as good as 24 but comes close especially in the second season and would recommend checking it out.

    08 Jan 2007, 11:51

  3. Andrew – I’ve seen episodes three and four now.

    This is what 102-inch widescreen, high-definition TV was made for.

    It’s just a shame I have a 12-inch laptop.

    08 Jan 2007, 19:59


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