Archive for January, 2005

Kiefer begins another bad day

January 12th, 2005

“Four years ago, television audiences were introduced to Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and his motley counterterrorism crew, who, in each season, save the world (or do they?) over a 24-hour period… …Of course, one doesn’t watch 24 for its connection to reality. No, one watches 24 because it is the synthesis of all of the absurdities of reality television mixed with classic, obvious potboilers…

…Should you watch the new season of 24? Ask yourself three questions: Do you have the time on Monday nights to devote your full attention to a silly show? Have you been watching from the beginning? And do you care? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then by all means, watch the new season of 24. If you got hung up on one of the first two questions, follow my lead and just wait for the inevitable DVD box set that will come out in August…”

24 to get the videogame treatment?

January 11th, 2005

“24 is set to get the videogame treatment late this year, with Sony reportedly bagging the license to Fox’s all-action counter-terrorist-busting TV hit starring Keifer Sutherland… …recent months have put Sony in the frame – and most recently those whispers have turned into more concrete reports, with the normally reliable UK Official PlayStation 2 magazine including the game as part of its 100 Most Wanted supplement in the January issue…

…Sony’s Cambridge Studio has reportedly been working on the title for some time, with UK development sources close to the studio confirming our suspicions recently…

…Official word has been less forthcoming, though, with Sony’s own press office apparently out of the loop with developments. Sony’s UK representative Jennie Kong could offer no official confirmation at this point. “I don’t have it on my schedule,” was the most recent comment we could extract. “[We did see] it in OPS2M on their schedule but there isn’t anything official on it. I have no idea where they have got that from.”…

…With a release date reportedly set for the end of this year.”

source : eurogamer.net

Don’t blame ’24’

January 3rd, 2005

“Some have asked whether Muslims are being depicted unfairly on the current season of “24.”…The real question is, since when has television depicted any minority fairly?… …The thing is, if there were dozens of minority families, who were shown doing good things, bad things, interesting things, anything, the depiction of the Araz family on “24” would not be an issue…the fact that there are still too few full, rich, intriguing minority characters on television…

…Don’t blame “24” for that…

…The ironic fact is, “24” has been one of the few shows on TV that has integrated a large number of minority actors into its lead cast … Korean-American Daniel Dae Kim, depicted a tough law-enforcement type, the very antithesis of the Asian nerd stereotype…

…The best thing…is they were minorities wasn’t necessarily ignored, but it wasn’t really treated as big deal either. They were just cool characters played by good actors…”

source : www.chicagotribune.com

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