This mini-series should be be called 12 because there are only 12 episodes instead of the traditional 24 episodes. Last night in a 2-hour premire, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), after a four year hiatus, shows up in London to stop the Bad Guys who want to kill the visiting U.S. president (William Devane). Cranky Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) is back, but hostile (so far) to Jack. For those of you who didn’t watch the original 24 , the format was that all the action happened in one day. Each of the 24 episodes presented one day of action against terrorists. This stripped-down version of 24 is a good example of half a loaf being better than none. I hope the ratings are high and 24 returns to it’s old format next season.

12 thoughts on “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY [FOX]

  1. Richard R.

    Never watched the show, as I missed the first few episodes and then was too far behind to know what was going on.

    Shooting someone in the leg is shocking? But in the crime novels and stories we read, people are not only wounded, but killed. I don’t understand.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    But it worked, right?

    I liked it even though I didn’t get to join in on the Dave Barry blog-in. Dave has had over 730 comments since last night!

    Add this to your list of professions with a poor life expectancy: President of the United States on 24!

  3. Cap'n Bob

    I saw a few minutes of the original. Could never get past the way he growled every line like he was constipated.

  4. Stan Burns

    Don’t you mean each episode of the original show was one hour of time, like the show was real time. You said one day . . .

  5. Prashant C. Trikannad

    George, I don’t think 24 has been beamed in India. Save for an occasional sitcom, I don’t watch television dramas. I haven’t seen Kiefer Sutherland around much and I wonder if he didn’t deserve more from mainstream Hollywood. Last I saw him was in “A Few Good Men” where he has a secondary role; even Kevin Bacon stole one over him.

    1. george Post author

      Prashant, 24 was extremely popular in the U.S., but poor scripts and storylines got it cancelled. There were rumors of a 24 movie, but that never happened. This return to TV shows the networks are desperate for content.


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