Monday, January 08, 2007

Are You Really Ready?

The countdown begins today. We have seven days until the new season of “24” and I for one cannot wait. I have been with this show since day one and have not missed very many hours of the ride and oh my what a ride it has been. It is one of those rare shows that leaves the audience literally on the edge of their seats every minute of the season. You never know who you can trust or even what characters will survive until the end of the season. Last year they killed of Edgar and Tony, two major characters, halfway through the season after killing off a slew of main characters to start it. No one is safe on this show which is very rare for television.

For those who have been in a cave for the last five year, each season of “24” takes place over the course of a single day; each episode an hour of that day. Jack Bauer, the main character, is an agent for the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) based in Los Angles and every season must stop a terrorist attack on America. It has ranged from assassination attempts on Presidential candidates to nuclear weapons to chemical attacks on L.A. As the last credit roll of season five began, Jack was sailing to China on a freighter beaten and bloody and no one had the slightest clue what happened to him. Well, no one but the President who is the one who set him up. The show has yet to end on a happy note.

This season begins on Sunday/ Monday with a two night four hour onslaught. How does Jack get back from China? What is going to happen with President Logan? Did Aaron live? Did they really kill off Tony? Who is going to die this season? What nastiness do the writers have in store for us this season? Will the inside of my mother’s cheek ever heal (she bites it during every minute of every episode due to stress)?



All these questions and more will NOT be answered on Sunday, but will instead torment and tease me for the next three months. I really hope you come along for the ride. I will update here without giving away too much for those who are behind. I hate spoilers with shows like this and will not be one.

The following takes place between 7am and 8am on the day of the California Presidential primary” was one of the best openings for a show ever and they have kept the mojo going strong.

4 comments:

RexZeitgiest said...

I look forward to getting the frist couple of season to watch....I should have done it over the holidays so I could be caught up on what is going on...

Someday I wil have alot of good reruns to watch....

Kanrei said...

Rex,
Just jump in this season and go from here. I will answer any questions you have with enough tact not to ruin anything to come, I promise. It is quite a bit to catch up on and every year you fall another "day" behind. Start on Sunday and see how it goes.

RexZeitgiest said...

I just may....I hate missing out on all the fun....

Kanrei said...

It is a show that makes me think about things I don't want to think about. It is right on the edge of being realistic so when Jack tortures someone I am forced to ask myself what I would do. Sadly, I would usually do the same thing, but this show literally is the ticking clock scenario. Just watch Sunday. Football should not be on if FOx is starting it then.