Television 24 - How do you rate it

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Overrated if you ask me. Average show.
 

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Rewatched them all a few months back. It’s definitely aged but it was revolutionary for its time. Season 5 was the Apex of the show though. Bauer is boss.
 

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Knew immediately where this was headed :lol:
 

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The 1st season was fantastic but it just got more and more ridiculous after that.
 

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It's a nice thought experiment about how productiveness can go up by a significant amount if you don't eat, sleep or shit.
 

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I've been meaning to get around to watching this for coming on 20 years now..

starting to think it might never happen
 

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1-3 brilliant stuff..... bit trash from then on that becomes utterly unwatchable mid s6... when a load trashy family twists are thrown in basically.

1-3 just felt organic and natural, it become too much of a twistfest from then on.
 

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Rewatched them all a few months back. It’s definitely aged but it was revolutionary for its time. Season 5 was the Apex of the show though. Bauer is boss.
Season 5 was class, the shocking start to it, 6 was when it got a bit meh and they introduced Bauer’s family.
 

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First real binge worthy series as there was nothing like it at the time, it seemed pretty groundbreaking.
 

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It's horrific.

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.
 

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The jack Bauer power hour

It was a really good gimmick which was fun to watch. 24 episodes for a season is a lot.

It did well but had a lot of shitty side stories away from Jack. His daughter being terrible, the presidents wife story being terrible.

Fun show around the time it came though
And that ticking click was cool
 

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Repetitive but great show and one that definitely kept you engaged all season.
 

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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.
 

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It's horrific.

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.
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.
Great posts.
 

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Hardly - blaming a single show for the general dumbed downness of popular culture is a bit odd actually. Things had started to go that way way before 24.
 

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24 was great, until it became "12 (plus a 12 hour time jump)"

Needs to be finished properly though, you can't have Bauer rotting in a Russian gulag.
 

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I watched all of season 5 on DVD in a day with a mate. That was a long day that started at 7am. I ate a whole loaf of bread in toast form, and drank about 6 litres of tea in the morning, then we got a pizza for lunch, started on the beer and had a curry for tea at 9pm, and we still had 4 hours left.

18 hours of Bauer n one go is almost too much Bauer. Especially when Edgar died and I was high on a mixture of toast, tea, pizza and beer.
 

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I liked it. Re watched it maybe 5 years ago and it was still good