Sunday, January 09, 2005

Another Season of 24

A new season of 24 starts tonight, and while I have never watched an episode, I have a pretty good idea of what goes on. Kiefer Sutherland chases bad guys who want to kill the president or destroy the country over a 24-hour period. Well, I think Fox is going the wrong-way on this. Instead of making it a suspenseful drama, why not make it more of a reality show? First, Kiefer has to sleep at least 6 of the 24 hours. I think watching him at a desk job for 8 hours would be fascinating. Where will he decide to go to lunch? What internet sites does he visit during the day? Any interesting meetings? If the show 24 is supposed to take place in Washington, how bad is his commute (or does he take Metro)? Finally, his evening plans would make or break the show. I'll assume that there have been car chases, and maybe crashes on the real 24. Maybe he needs to call Geico for new car insurance. Can he really get a new policy in less than 15 minutes? Would he be able to make it through an entire episode of My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss? Could he make it through a Fear Factor episode without suing NBC? These are all questions that we may find out in the 2006 version of 24.

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