I haven’t written about it much, but for me 24 on FOX is a show that is not to be missed. It’s consistently the equivalent of an adrenaline injection that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The writers have mastered the art of the cliffhanger… making every episode the equivalent of those weekly serials shown at the movies WAY before you and I were born.
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that David Fury, one of the writers of ABC’s (also addicting) Lost was going to be moving over to 24. And now (thanks to a video interview over at IESB) I hear that Manny Coto is going to be working on 24 next season as well.
For those of you unfamiliar with Coto, he’s the guy who almost managed to save Star Trek: Enterprise this season and who was a key writer on the acclaimed Odyssey 5 series.
I’m hoping that the quality level can be maintained on 24, but it’s going to get tougher for them to top themselves every season. On an episode by episode basis the show is still awesome, but this season is beginning to show some cracks in the armor with the sheer scope of what the villains of the show have been able to accomplish over the course of the season. It’s starting to strain credulity, IMO.
Still a great show to watch though.