Monday, January 16, 2006

Important safety tips when dealing with Jack Bauer

As planned, I checked out the season premiere of 24 last night. So far, so good. In previous seasons, it sometimes took too much time to get the action going, but this year started out full throttle almost right away.

As expected President Palmer was assassinated, but what wasn't expected was seeing Michelle Dessler get blown up by a car bomb (and Tony Almeida be critically wounded by the same bomb) minutes later. Given that three of the four people who knew that Jack Palmer was still alive were attacked in the first 10 minutes or so of the show, apparently in order to frame Jack, this started things out well, although I really hated to see Michelle buy it. It has also led to these Important Safety tips:
  1. Do Not Assassinate Friends of Jack Bauer
  2. Do Not Threaten to Kill Friends of Jack Bauer

.....Tips continued here.

8 example(s) of insolence returned:


At 1/16/2006 12:18 PM, Blogger Wade Rankin said...

Can someone please explain to me why a trained professional, Michelle, is now dead, and yet the ever-annoying Kim, whose only talent is getting into trouble, still lives and, reprotedly, will make an appearance about halfway through the new "day?"

 

At 1/16/2006 12:32 PM, Blogger Orac said...

Could it be because Kim's main talent is for getting into trouble? Her character provides grist for "Perils of Pauline"-type situations.

 

At 1/16/2006 5:20 PM, Blogger Ali said...

A treat for the 24 fans:
http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/48310

 

At 1/17/2006 12:02 AM, Blogger clone3g said...

4 of 24 hours gone in two nights. That leaves 20 more hours without sleep, food, or a bathroom break. I think Keifer has been clinically dead and revived more as Jack Bauer than his roles in Flatliners and the Lost Boys combined.

 

At 1/17/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger S8 said...

Ha - I got cheesed off with 24 after the first series. Just too much Kim,as well as too much violence. And rather too much justification for a "nuke-the-goddam-terrorists" mindset for my liking.
I prefer Spooks. These are anti-terrorist government agents who work in an often corrupt and venal environment, yet without compromising their personal principles of justice, human rights and common morality; every week they defeat terrorists and international criminals with the absolute minimum of "wet-work".
And anyway, Rupert Penry-Jones is a whole lot hotter than Keifer "chipmunk-cheeks" Sutherland!

 

At 1/17/2006 8:25 PM, Blogger pluripotentate said...

you know that show is a right-wing 9/11 wallowfest, right?

if that show hadn't been on television, we wouldn't be having the stupid "ticking time bomb" argument in regard to torture, because no one would believe those situations actually occur, like they show on the teevee.

by watching, you're encouraging the pro-fear morons who make it.

 

At 1/17/2006 9:05 PM, Blogger Orac said...

Give me a freakin' break here. 24 started weeks after 9/11, which meant the first season was in production before 9/11. And do you really think that the "ticking timebomb" argument was invented in or even popularized by 24?

You watch your TV shows; I'll watch mine.

 

At 1/18/2006 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Steve Colbert's take on the ticking timebomb thing:
http://www.thatvideosite.com/view/1426.html

And while we're at it, the girl next door, Kim: http://www.thatvideosite.com/view/1480.html

 

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