Monday, November 28, 2011

24


24 is an American television series produced for the Fox Network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration. Premiering on November 6, 2001, the show spanned 192 episodes over eight seasons, with the series finale broadcast on May 24, 2010. In addition, the television movie 24: Redemption was broadcast between seasons six and seven, while a feature film of the same name is also planned.
Bauer is the only character to have appeared in every episode of the series. The series begins with his working for the Los Angeles-based Counter Terrorist Unit, in which he is a highly-proficient agent with an "ends justify the means" approach, regardless of the perceived morality of some of his actions. Throughout the series most of the main plot elements unfold like a political thriller. A typical plot has Bauer racing against the clock as he attempts to thwart multiple terrorist plots, including presidential assassination attempts, nuclear, biological and chemical threats, cyber attacks, as well as conspiracies which deal with government and corporate corruption.
Although critically acclaimed, the series has been criticized for its depictions of torture as effective and its negative depictions of Muslims. Nevertheless, the show had won numerous awards over its eight seasons, including Best Drama Series at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards and Outstanding Drama Series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards. At the conclusion of its eighth and final season, 24 became the longest-running espionage-themed television drama ever, surpassing both Mission: Impossible and The Avengers.

11 comments:

  1. great action show and great actor...

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  2. i loved the first season and for me it had an awesome ending and perhaps they intended it to end there, of course it was such a hit and success that they had to come up with more plots, and thats where i stopped watching it.. to me the next seasons felt like rehash and repetition, if not of the same plot but felt too similar for me, also they had to fill a lot of plotholes during the seasons with twists that i didnt like, tony got his hand back after beeing cut off lololol

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  3. Gracias! Nunca oí mucho sobre 24 antes de tu hilo. :]

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  4. 24 is one of my favorite tvshows of all time!! Thanks for the great post!

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  5. Is the best, Jack Bauer make this the best series with 8 season.
    Very good

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  6. I need to keep up with 24, or watch the old seasons at least. The part I was on when the FBI went on the base and got punched in the face lol.

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