“24” To Get Even Better?

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24 24 To Get Even Better?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.

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  1. I didn’t start watching 24 until recently, but now I try to catch it whenever I can. I must admit, seeing Air Force One shot down in the previous episode got a “yeah right” reaction out of me, but it’s still very well done. I like the “anything can happen” type of shows, and 24 certainly qualifies. (Hill Street Blues was another one.)


  2. For me the “over the top” aspect came in when I stepped back and took inventory of everything the terrorists managed to accomplish with (so far) less than 24 hours:

    – Derail a train to steal a box that controls nuclear reactors across the country.

    – Kidnap the Secretary of Defense and his daughter and broadcast SecDef’s confession on the internet.

    – Cause a number of nuclear reactors to melt down.

    – Shoot down Air Force One.

    Take maybe any two of those and it might not stretch the bounds of reality too much, but ALL of it plus taking the time to engineer a distraction with the trade of Jack Bauer and the teenager?

    Bit much, methinks. But I still think the show rocks. 😛