January 24, 2006

24, Season 5 Review

Continuing last year's trend, 24 has kicked off amid rave reviews with two 2-hour segments and will air weekly without the standard re-run interruptions until it concludes.

What would I consider the best feature of season 5? Is it the heart stopping pride arguments between "professionals" back at the CTU ranch, the soap opera camera freezes substituting for actual acting, or perhaps the gratuitous cleavage shots of the emotionally troubled (the camera freezes prove it) first lady?

We've already seen the action sequences played out virtually in their entirety on the national news over the past two years, minus the guy who'll sell out 30 hostages to delay the death of the kid of his love interest. Then again, he's known her for 6 months, so he's probably following CTU policies. Part of me wonders what the families of actual Iraq hostage victims think about all of it, but I will admit this consideration only popped up well after actually viewing.

24 this year is definitely my "I have nothing better to do and am too tired to consider options" show, but if it continues "on course" it may soon fall into the "oh look, they're talking about twizzlers on the Food Network, I'd better switch" show.

Bah humbug!

Posted by Andy at January 24, 2006 11:27 PM to the TV and Movies category

Don't suppose you're a fan of the new Battlestar Galactica television show?

P.S. Sorry for my lag in comments as of late.

Posted by: Joe Lex at January 27, 2006 06:47 PM

I've watched the last three of those I think. It's a bit hard to follow if you aren't familiar with the entire story arc, and perhaps as a result it's a bit dry as well. If I had the first season around I'd give it a shot that way.

Posted by: Andy at January 27, 2006 07:13 PM

Ah well Andy, you know what I'll be watching Monday night.

Posted by: Mei at January 28, 2006 05:15 PM

The Bachelor? :)

Posted by: Andy at January 28, 2006 05:31 PM


And happy Chinese New Year.

Posted by: Mei at January 29, 2006 03:57 PM
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