- May 16, 2010
Overrated if you ask me. Average show.
It normalised the ideas of widespread sleeper cells, 'good' torture, and the default evil nature of brown people until proven otherwise.
Shows like 24 greased the wheels of public opinion for acceptance of things like the Iraq War and drone bombings. The flimsy reasons for military action would never have been enough against other peoples or in other eras. But, you know, Jack Bauer gave the public a window into how those societies actually functioned.
Great posts.It ruined TV, poisoned cinema and heralded the arrival of Trump.
By crystallising drama to its plot mechanics it paved the way for the modern TV production that saw no need for storytelling.
If the show hadn't been so brilliantly made (at least the first season), then we may have avoided this storytelling dark age.