One Day of TV

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Almost four years ago I got hooked on a high-concept television show. The style of show had never really been done on television before, but had several stints in Hollywood... the idea of the show was to have it play out in real-time, where the events happened in a minute-by-minute time line. Critics and viewers were skeptical of this idea, but Kiefer Sutherland and Fox made sure that 24 was a success. From the first show, I was hooked, and I've watched the show every season since then.

Now, 24, like any other show, has its ups and downs. We suffered through seasons two and three with Kim getting into mess after mess, but we also stood up and cheered with Sherry Palmer came back into the mix to spice things up. If someone wanted to get technical, they could call shenanigans on the show since it isn't REALLY 24 hours long (rather it's closer to 18.5 hours long), but that's just getting nitpicky.

No, I've got other issues with the show, and week by week those issues are becoming more and more painful:

I could go into more, but I won't. The show is still very fun to watch, but something needs to change. How about a different storyline completely? How about an entirely new cast? Or how about dropping it for a season or two?

I don't know what the answer is, that's why I don't work in television. But if something doesn't change, then I'll be forced to take my 24 (18.5) hours of life back and devote it to some other show.

+ original post date: February 23, 2005 08:35 AM
+ categories: Why 24 Sucks


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I agree completely with you. I'm seriously addicted to this show, but am getting weary of the bad acting and redundant sub-plots that roll throughout the show. I have to admit, though, that this season is better than last's season. The concept is pretty fantastic and Fox has pulled it off well with 24.

This is actually the first season I've watched weekly. The last 3 seasons, we just waited for the DVDs, then did a 24 marathon and watched all 24 episodes in a weekend! It's fun that way, and nice because you get to skip the commercials.

+ author: Nelson
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:22 AM

They pee during the commercials. That is also where the other 5.5 hours disappear to. A lot of peeing and eating sammiches during commercials.

+ author: Ray
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:23 AM

I haven't ever seen that movie but I did see an episode of the OC a few weeks ago. Also, when I was a kid, I watched the Doogs of Hazard. And the Ducks of Hazard. And the Dukes of Hazard.

+ author: Crasymaker
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:23 AM

Seth..you forget that you actually use your brain. The show (and most other shows) is targeted to those who sit in a stupor on autopilot and will buy anything that is put on screen, no matter how rediculous it actually is. Youve been blessed with the curse of intelligence.

+ author: Anonymous
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:24 AM

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