After Axing a Story Line, 24 Elects a Woman To Lead The U.S.

Published 8 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm,

jackbauer After Axing a Story Line, 24 Elects a Woman To Lead The U.S.Cherry Jones (The Village) has been cast as a female U.S. President in the next season of 24. An interesting development to be sure, but I’m hoping they get radical with the entire story.

And I pray that doesn’t include the rumored/reported “Jack-is-a-villain” stuff I’m hearing. Vigilante? Sure, but not a villain. So what can they do?

I have only seen the excellent season 5 of 24 and the “started-great-but-ended-weird” season 6 (I haven’t finished it yet because it got so strange by hour 18 or 19), but I feel like if the show can lose the Los Angeles surroundings for a completely different locale, it would help.

Plus, the idea of a vigilante Jack (also rumored, but I think the villainous Bauer was confused with the vigilante one, or vice versa) is appealing.

The studio killed a story line set in Africa, and now writers and producers are scrambling to pick up the slack as production looms. It also doesn’t help that a potential writers’ strike might happen soon, but let’s hope they don’t cope out and go back to the same thing.

I’m waiting for great things!

Source: ComingSoon

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  1. While you’re waiting, you should check out the other seasons of 24. If you want lots of action, try season 2 or 4. You want a great thriller, try season 1 or 3. 4 was my personal favorite although 1 is the most realistic and easiest to get into.

  2. I was forced to watch season 4… loved it… then became addicted to season 5. Since I’d watch both on DVD over the course of 6 months, I delayed watching season 6.

    You know what? I’m glad.

    From what I’ve heard, it’s complete rubbish… and it dawned on me that I don’t need to continue watching stuff just because I feel an obligation of some sort.

    It’s kinda liberating… and I’m beginning to think I need to apply the same lack of commitment to films. Maybe if we all tuned out and stopped visiting the box office, a bit of quality writing might be forced to trickle back.

  3. Kane,

    I’ve ALREADY applied that mindset to films. Why do you think there aren’t more movie reviews here? If the word is that a particular movie is pretty awful I just won’t go see it.

    BTW, I’m a long time fan of “24″ and I also thought this season was pretty lame. When they split off the storyline to address the second crisis I thought it went bad. Plus the first part didn’t grab me the same way previous seasons had.


  4. I remember over the years, buying follow up CDs, seeing sequels or new films by my favorite directors, etc., and being SO disappointed. I remember in one week, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK movie opened and the sequel to the very cool book (and marginal movie) THE RELIC, called THE RELIQUARY came out. Both were disappointing, and I couldn’t believe it.

    I went so far as to say, it’s not that bad. Never again! I stop trying to excuse it, much like some Star Wars fans, including my best friend, did with PHANTOM MENACE.