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by consigliere » Thu May 10, 2007 6:34 pm
24 Producers Announce They Will Change the FormulaMay 6, 2007With ratings in decline, and fans suffering from plot vertigo, the doom sayers of the media have begun picking the carcass of the once indestructible 24. While I pretty much agree that, despite its intensely cinematic beginning, season six has kind of lost me, I'm willing to give 24 the benefit of the doubt. Yes, the main plot ended early and some, including producer David Fury, consider that a mistake, but let's face it, the idea that all global political / terrorist crises last exactly 24 hours tests the bounds of reason.After six or seven seasons of that, you'd kind of have to start looking at the possibility that Jack Bauer is actually trapped in some holographic universe by alien puppet masters. Eventually, in his wisdom, Bauer sees the pattern and realizes that some force of intelligence is ruling over his "life" and begins tearing down the construct from within. Even this plot plays out, ironically, over exactly 24 hours.The point being, 24 has become a cliche of itself. Jack Bauer killing friends, or family, has become an expectation anticipated with mockery. The parade of ludicrous deaths has become more of a low rent cabaret of cartoon violence. The character turns have become so telegraphed, they exemplify satire in the theater of the absurd.And the season is varnished with missed opportunities. Morris having to deal with contributing to a second nuclear explosion would have made much more interesting grounds for character development than having him half heartedly teeter on the brink of 'falling off the wagon', particularly since his alcoholism is something we have no experience with.But fear not, hope is on the way. Both Fury and Howard Gordon acknowledged, in separate interviews, that 24 was due for a complete remodeling. In a New York Times interview, Gordon went as far as to say "I don't dispute it's been a challenging season to write for us, but it's reinvigorated our determination to reinvent the show. This year could be seen to be the last iteration of it in its current state." A statement that defies the fact that the producers knew their formula's days - or hours - were numbered.
by consigliere » Fri May 11, 2007 10:17 pm
by consigliere » Wed May 16, 2007 6:33 pm
'24' renewed for 2 more daysPOSTED: 2:26 p.m. EDT, May 16, 2007 LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- The clock on "24" will keep ticking for two more seasons.Fox's unusually late renewal for the Emmy-winning thriller will allow Jack Bauer to keep saving the day through the 2008-09 season, which will be the series' eighth.Series star Kiefer Sutherland already is locked to stay with the show through May 2009."We're re-creating the series," executive producer/showrunner Howard Gordon said. "It is going to be a real-time thriller. Beyond that, it's an open book.""24," in which each episode spans an hour during the season-long day, has had a roller-coaster ride the past couple of seasons.It earned rave reviews for Season 5, which was capped by five Emmys last year, including best drama series and a best actor trophy for Sutherland.But during its current sixth season, "24" has drawn criticism from fans about losing some of its creative footing.Gordon said he felt those assessments were "unfair." "On balance, it was a very successful season," he said.The upcoming re-invention of the series was something the producers have talked about for a while, Gordon said.Aside from Sutherland, "24" will return with a new cast (some old favorites might return in different roles) and a new, non-Los Angeles location, with the producers even contemplating telling the story from two locations."24" joins Fox's previously renewed series "House," "Prison Break," "Bones" and " 'Til Death" as well as the network's Sunday animated comedy block.
by consigliere » Mon May 21, 2007 10:30 pm
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by consigliere » Tue May 22, 2007 7:39 am
by consigliere » Wed May 23, 2007 6:39 pm
What Ever Happened To? The Ice Princess Slutlisa , Sandra Palmer, Wayne Palmer, Walid, Marilyn's discussion with Jack, Charles Logan, Martha Logan, Agent Pearce, Mark Bishop, Reed Pollock, the Blue Man Conspiracy Group, Mrs. Suvarov, Gredenko's severed arm, CTU Agent Johnson, the Denver Report, the CTU stuffed shirt investigating the security breach, Mandy, the Ambassador to Fayedrabia, General Habib of Fayedrabia, the town that got nuked, the First Responders that got near the drone that went down in San Francisco and leaked radiation, Morris's MadDog 20/20 bottle (I could use a swig about now), and last but not least, Kim Bauer. If there was ever a season that could have benefited from her being on camera 20 minutes an episode showing off her cleavage in the same tight T-Shirt, it was this one.
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