DO NOT READ THIS POST UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN THE FINALE EPISODE OF “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY.”
SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW.
So I’ve been a 24 fan since day one (or rather, “Day One.”). Back in 2001 when it debuted, everything about it was fresh and original. Dennis Haysbert and Penny Johnson Jerald were the original Barack and Michelle. There were all these split-screen action sequences, and this bright yellow clock that kept pounding, pounding, pounding away. There was literally nothing else like it on television.
- remember this?
Now, 8 full seasons, one movie, and one 12-hour miniseries later, watching “24″ feels familiar and comfortable, like elephant ears at the county fair. It might not be the most mindblowing or sophisticated taste, but you know what you’re gonna get, and you love it. Explosions, betrayals, terrorists, government intrigue, fleeting romances, computers and communication gadgets galore, car chases… and guns. PLENTY OF GUNS.
And I loved it.