Tuesday, February 14, 2006


24: Season 5

24 is... boring. Only this season? Nah... just about since season 3.

...It's not exciting to me anymore and the twists are always expected. The story drags on for too long about boring stuff that they have already done 5 times. Right now they're chasing a bunch of poison gas canisters--they've already done something like this. And I hate it when they almost catch the poison but then it escapes, then they just chase it for 5 more episodes and then they almost get it again, but they miss it, and then they chaes it for 3 more episodes and they catch them, and suddenly there's a nuclear missile about to explode the Earth, so then they get crackin' on that and repeat the same process as before.

They just keep repeating the same story every season, except they change the bad guys, the supporting cast, and the "objective." The objective has ranged from assassinations, nuclear explosions, bombs, poison gas, viruses, kidnapped secretary of defenses, and sometimes all of them combined (SEASON 4 HAHAhahhaha).

Sure, sometimes 24 does has it's moments no matter how boring it can be. There are still some sequences where you have no idea what's gonna happen (But you can always have a good guess)..

24 has hardly any good twists anymore. Most of the twists are just boring now, like... (so and so is a mole). And everytime they hint at a mole, its soooo obvious who it is. I just knew it was that new guy at CTU who was helping the bad guys.
One more thing about that, it's stupid that you know that the characters that have come from the previous season are NOT moles. Since they've been at CTU for 2 or 3 seasons now, they can't be the moles! So that means scratch off 8/10 possible moles.

I'm trying to remember something good about 24 from seasons 3-5...

I liked the beginning of season 4, really I did. Just about until he rescued secretary Heller? Then it kind of dragged on after that into boring oblivion. But later in the season it had some cool moments, like when the whole L.A. had a blackout and when he raided the chinese embassy, and when they tried to get the "football" back, and when Paul died cuz Jack was crazy.
Those were actually some pretty cool stuff... but the boringness in between... ew...
I hate CTU! Debriefing is teh B0r1ng!! THey are SOO boring when they keep talking at CTU about everything... ew.

One thing that would make a cool 24 show is...

COLLATERAL! That would be awesome. Except make it 12. (12 hours). You start the show near sunset/late afternoon and then they go on the killing spree for the whole night and then you end the show either at sunrise, or while it's still dark, before sunrise. It should be about 12 hours cuz I can't see collateral going for a whole 24...
You can have different viewpoints from the cab driver, Tom cruise, the police, the witnesses and stuff like that.
Anyway, so you can start the first ep. at around 4-7 p.m. and end it around 4-7 a.m.

But anyway, 24 is not as good as it used to be. No wait, it's the same as it used to be. Except I've been watching the same exact story for 5 seasons with slight variations in the plot. woohoo.

I'll stick to LOST right now.


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At 2/14/2006 4:09 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...

I just realized I talked like an energetic kid who is hyper.

At 2/14/2006 4:14 PM, Blogger endeavor said...

24 is like a television show that captured a bunch of tv viewers in the first season, made some of them loyal to the show (like you), and continues to capture more people (I think; because it wouldn't be on now if it didn't).

Just like anything else in life, tv shows get boring after several seasons or episodes or after using the same formula...So don't expect to be happy after watching a million episodes of 24. What I'm trying to say is DON'T WASTE TIME watching a show that is in fact boring!...At least that's the way I see it, and that's why I never seem to completely watch any of these tv shows...If I miss a episode, it doesn't matter to me. But then on the other hand, if the show is exciting, then maybe I would want to see every episode.

At 2/14/2006 4:20 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...

But, there are lots of tv shows that are still great and cool after many, many seasons.


Yeah there are. They stay entertaining no matter how long you watch them.

24, at least to me, is mainly about the story and the characters. r2-d2.


At 2/14/2006 10:48 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...

Yeah, right, Burger.

Ok, I think you're right about it being the same script. Except I think maybe season 4, they changed the script, like for the kidnapping, and JACK BAUER "DYING."

But, I think they should just kill a main cast member or something.

Of course, they're probabably on a contract or something, so they can't fire them.

But maybe they should stop using CTU and go somewhere else.

Like, Jack goes to Canada, or something.

At 2/14/2006 10:50 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...


Ok, and the thing about LOST.

I thought that it's progressing slowly...not fast.


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