Do you watch 24? I do, faithfully, every Monday night. It’s an exciting show, and when I’m not on the edge of my seat, I’m laughing. It provides many giggles — unintentionally. So it’s a fun hour either way you cut it.
The plot synopsis from the website highlights the non-stop action: “Federal Agent Jack Bauer can’t afford to always play by the rules. As a member of the L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit, Jack must stop bombs, viruses, assassination attempts, and usually save someone he cares about at the same time. Every season of this series has 24 episodes, each unfolding in real time following a consecutive hour in one very bad day.”
The characters are interesting. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is my favorite, of course. I’ve always had a thing for his father, Donald Sutherland. Keifer is every bit as sexy and sensitive, in my book.
Other characters have names I enjoy, like computer nerds, Milo and Morris.
Southpark did a hilarious spoof of 24. A big part of the real show consists of cell phoning and fancy computer maneuvers. (It’s no coincidence that the show is sponsored by Sprint.) In Southpark, the kids phone each other with orders to “cross-reference Mapquest with iTunes! Check him out on MySpace and AskJeeves!”
Tonight’s episode was particularly fun. Jack was torturing Fayed, the villain. At one point, he hit him across the face, then nearly fell down because it hurt his own hand so much. Dh muttered from the couch, “Get a bat, fer Christ’s sake.” Then, Jack finally found the bombs they’d been searching for all season. The characters usually cell-phone each other over every little detail. However, this time, JACK DOESN’T CALL. From the couch, Dh asked “Shouldn’t you phone first?” No, Jack barges in all by himself. Good thing he was able to overpower six big men with guns, or the bombs would still be missing.
I’ve read that Kiefer Sutherland, who also produces the show, has acquired massive wealth for the first time in his life. More power to him. Monday night’s 24 is highly entertaining. Thanks, Kiefer!