1/4 of 24 More Reasons +1 to NOT Watch

Hey, stop reading these old posts and go directly to the good stuff at Why24Sucks!

I'm all caught up on 24 now, and as I stated before, I'm losing more and more faith with each passing week. Here's the latest beef:

  1. LA is, in fact, a time warp city
    Not only can CTU officials (or Government agents) drive from one end of the city to the other in no time at all, but sunset in LA occurs in less than 30 minutes. When Habib Marwan was seen jumping on a bus at the beginning of the episode, the sun was extremely bright. Thirty minutes later, it was pitch dark outside, no dusk, no sunset, nothing. It's okay though, it's hard to film during that time of day.
  2. LA is also and surprisingly empty town
    When, and if, I decide to hatch the world's largest terrorist attack on US soil, I'll be happy to know that I can escape out of a surrounded building, hop a bus, and wind up in a part of LA where NO ONE is. Then, even though my picture is all over the news as the nation's most wanted man ever, I'll be able to walk around wherever I like and not worry about a thing.
  3. CTU's personal assistants rock
    It was sad to see what happened to Driscal's daughter (which was a bogus story line in, and of, itself), but it's great to know that even though CTU is short on man power and they have every available resource working on stopping the terrorist threat(s), there's still servants to make sure Ellen's office has a nice full pitcher of water... just in case she grows feint. People in distress gotta drink!
  4. Life Goes On for more washed up actors
    What a pleasant surprise it was to see Corky's dad on 24. He may just battle the Defense Secretary for worst actor on the show.
  5. In the future, all Corporate HQs will have EMPs
    Juuuuuuust in case they need to silence all electronic equipment within an eight block radius. Oh, the devices will also pulse weird-colored light and make a noise much like the Tardis did on Doctor Who.
  6. The rules of EMPs are odd
    How strange that while the EMP was charging (not detonating, charging) the first thing to go was the analog phone lines. Then the cellular service went out (but if you were sharp, you noticed that while Jack's phone was searching for service, he was still able to check voice mail). Soon after that, the lights were flickering. But throughout the entire time (ten minutes, remember, is how long it takes the EMP to charge), the computers still worked. Then, right after CTU tried to gain contact with their Helicopter pilots, security guards INSIDE the building were using walkie-talkies. Uh-huh.
  7. Next week...
    "You want me to kill a federal agent?" Sure. We also want you to be extremely dry in your acting... oh, and be over-dramatic, too, please.

How sad. The show is becoming a weekly poke-fun-fest for me... if you'd like to watch with me and have me point all of this stuff out in real-time, just let me know.

+ original post date: March 9, 2005 09:21 PM
+ categories: Why 24 Sucks


(comments rss feed)'re becoming one of THOSE people. The people that can't let go of reality for 42 minutes in a day to live fantastically (meaning 'not in reality'). Though I too scoff at the ridiculous proximity of every important building and meeting location in the show, and the lack of people shown in the background, I like to 'let go' and just enjoy the cheap thrill.

On a different note, thanks for bringing Dr. Who back to life! That show freaking ROCKED! I was pretty young (as I'm guessin you were, too), but it was my first exposure to the "To be Continued..." idea. I remember running up to my parents after Dr. Who was over and saying "Hey! It's continued for the SIXTH time!!!" Of's kinda of sad and pathetic to think of that now that I'm older. Guess I wasn't (aren't?) very smart. And if that's the case...that's probably why I like 24.

+ author: Nelson
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:17 AM

1. The closer to the equator you are, the shorter sunset is. Since LA is closer to the equator (look at your handy globe), the sunset is shorter than a sunset in fun-fun Kansas City. Therefore, your observations of sunset timeline are tainted by your Kansas City based expectations. Also, why you gotta be a hate-a?

+ author: Ray
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:17 AM

Alright... while Ray is correct about those closer to the Equator, the shorter twilight you get, it doesn't mean that while KC would enjoy a 45 minute dusk that LA's would be less than 15 minutes in the same day. The sun was setting at the 6:00 pm hour, meaning that it's late Winter... if the small difference between KC and LA's latitude is enough for that drastic a change in dusk-timing, then imagine a place even closer to the Equator... they would have negative dusk -- it would be dark before the sun even started to set.

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:18 AM

Your going to hell... all of you.

+ author: David LOVES JACK!
+ posted: January 19, 2007 07:00 AM

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