Come on 24 lets get to the top of the charts.
This is what Tv is about. Jack kicking AS*. I never knew that the americans were so good. Maybe Jack is the only one.
Come on Jack. You have all these busy days and no time to think.
This series of 24 sees Jack, an American CTU agent, trying to single-handedly prevent World War 3. You no he will save the day in the end.
OK, so the plot sounds a bit far-fetched but its so watchable. Its originality and creativity are not marred by the irrelevent subplots and ridiculous action sequences due to the outstanding performances by the cast and the gripping production values. This is the only television show I have ever been addicted to - the desire to watch the next episode is almost unbearable for me. Thats why I went on to watch the fourth in one go. Yes one Go.
I cannot wait until Jack Bauer returns to our television screens with his third adventure. Worth the licence fee alone in my opinion!
He needs to stay out of jail for us to get this going.
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Outstanding 24 hours on the edge of your seat !!!!
24 started as a television conceit, but by the time you arrive at its second season, you will hopefully see it for what it is, an ambitious attempt at a 24 hour movie.
Having seen all seasons, I feel that season 2 best serves 24 as a concept and a real-time drama. A nuclear bomb and a twisting plot are key to what becomes, in my humble opinion, Jack Bauer's best day, so to speak.
Season 1 helped set-up everything for this one. Jack's wife's death, Nina's treachory, Tony's loyalty, Kim's resourcefulness, and above all else, Palmer's dignity and integrity.
24, is ultimately Kiefer's show, and he carries it off beautifully everytime, whether he be weighing down great storylines (a la seasons 1-3) or just plain awful ones (yes, season 4, I am talking about you)
However, season 2 in my eyes is Palmer's story more than anyone else's. It begins on him and ends on him. His first apperance as the President makes me feel though the United States would literally be better off if he was a real man, not just a ficitonal character. A fantastic creation, and performance from Dennis Haysbert, an incredibly underrated and undervalued performer.
There are so many moments that stick in my mind. The way I view 24 is that of a film. The first episode right through to the last is just one long plot for an extremely long film. Talk of a movie of 24 is redundant. They have already done it, time after time, from seasons 1-3, delivering the goods.
The best development involves the much loved character of George Mason who by episode three has inhaled a high dosage of plutonium and is given no more than a day left to live. His story is gripping, and come his demise, undeniably moving. His death is written and performed with such great understanding of how to conjure drama and deepen the meaning of the action set within the show's framework. The season belongs to Xander Berkely's Mason, and in short Kiefer's Bauer, and his face to face with Sarah Clarke's returning Nina Myers.
There is an electrifying scene where they are on a plane transporting her back to Los Angeles, when Jack, completely unprovoked, and unexpectedly begins a monologue about what he did with his wife the day before Nina killed her. So well acted by Kiefer is this scene that you forget this is a tv show. This is a movie. With all the professionalism and grandeure you'd expect from Michael Mann or Tony Scott.
The onyl mis-step is Kim's unfortunate storyline which begins very well, but then take s a serious plunge by the time we get over half way through. However, with that said, she bounces back for a last couple of episodes that allow you to forgive her plot thread's shortcomings, as her story comes full circle with a bang, and a loss of innocence on her part.
From the shocking suprise that CTU, the main set of the show, where everything happens, is blown up by the third episode, goes to show you how creative and brilliant the show's makers are. Not only taking a chance with that idea, but completely blowing its predecessor season out of the water, with plot twist after plot twist. The action expertly staged and choreographed, with many supporting film actors cropping up to remind us, as the audience, that we are, in every respect, watching a film, of the highest order.
People always ask me what my favourite films are. I always say stuff like "GoodFellas" or "The Shawshank Redemption,"when I mention,"Oh, and 24," they always laugh. But if they had seen it,they would know i am serious!
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24 seasons 1 - 4
This show is the best thing I have ever seen.
The action and tension are endless, and the stories are crafted intelligently.
Very rarely can you see where the plot is going to take you.
Everyone told me this was addictive. I thought how can a film or programme be so addictive?
The fact is, every episode leaves on something of a cliffhanger, and when you hear that familiar title music, you can't help but watch "just one more".
It makes shows like The Shield look pathetic in comparison.Yes they are quite different, but the standard of the writing and the magnetism of 24 is missing in The Shield, and many others.
I went out looking for other tv series after watching this, and nothing else compared.
I would recommend starting from season 1 and watching in chronological order to get the most from it.
Beware of the many cheap illegal Asian imports flooding Ebay at the moment.
They may be a bit cheaper, but the quality is markedly different and you are funding illegal crime and god knows what else by buying them.
MAKE SURE YOUR DVD IS A UK REGION 2 RETAIL VERSION.
If in doubt - ask them in no uncertain terms to clarify this. Any reasonable seller will be happy to dismiss your concerns.
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