Episode Review: In Honor Of The 13

March 28th, 2010

Alright, then: I’ll admit: I actually liked episode 13.

Stuff happened, y’know? Chloe ┬ásaved CTU, Renee saved Jack and heck, Jack got yet another chance at a Suicide Mission and then managed to cheat death by the skin of the teeth (or by the Bullet of Renee). Though I doubt that anyone watching truly believed that Jack would be offed by terrorists, I suppose it was nice to be reminded again of Jack’s willingness to Die For Something. Some might call it The Death Wish: one of Bauer’s character traits that have been following him since Day Two.

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How Do You Feel About The WGA Strike?

November 26th, 2007

…which has postponed series 7? Some mixed feelings here, which is probably to be expected for such a complex issue.

45% – Neither, Just Want It Sorted Out Soon
32% – Support The WGA
19% – Angry At Both Sides
5% – Support The Studios & The Networks

The new poll asks, Which Forgotten Favourite Would You Most Like To See Return To The Show? You’ve got 12 options which i’ll run through quickly.

Richard Walsh (Series 1) – Jack’s closest friend at the agency and mentor. Last Seen: Being shot by a unknown sniper.

Mandy – (Series 1, 2 & 4) – Hired gun with a multitude of skills. Last Seen: Being pardoned for her crimes in exchange for giving up Marwan.

Alberta Green – (Series 1) – Career minded CTU employee who was brought in to replace Jack when it was believe he’d “gone rogue”. Last Seen: Being overruled by Ryan Chappelle regarding Jack’s reinstatement.

Robert Ellis – (Series 1) – Behind the scenes go-to guy who helped set up Operation Nightfall. Last Seen: Being strangled in a men’s room of a bar in New Orlean’s whilst on the phone to Jack.

Paula Schaeffer – (Series 2) – CTU Tech Analyst, was being socially ackward before anyone had ever heard of Chloe O’Brian. Last Seen: Going into cardiac arrest on a gurney after the bombing of CTU.

Bob Warner – (Series 2) – Business Man whose family being inexplicably tie up in a terrorist plot on his daughter’s wedding day. Last Seen: Visiting his daughter Marie in prison trying to understand her actions.

Yusuf Auda – (Series 2) – Middle east intelligence agent who helped Jack and Kate secure “the chip”. Last Seen: Huddled in a phonebooth after being shot several times.

Jonathan Wallace – (Series 2) – Soldier turned hired gun, killed his entire military squad before blackmailing Jack when his employers double crossed him. Last Seen: Bleeding out in an urgent care centre.

Walt Cummings – (Series 4 & 5) – Charles Logan’s Chief Of Staff, responsible for ordering a hit on Jack at the end of series 4, and then a key conspirator in series 5. Last Seen: Hanging from his neck-tie in a presumed suicide that was later revealed to have been staged.

Diane Huxley – (Series 5) – Jack’s “land lady” at the start of Series 5, got dragged into things when her son followed Jack and eventually was taken hostage in the airport siege. Last Seen: Leaving CTU with her son.

Theo Stoller – (Series 5) – Deep cover German intelligence agent, who got in the way between Jack and a suspect. Last Seen: Being double crossed by Jack after giving up the suspect.

Shari Rothenberg – (Series 5) – CTU low level analyst given a provisional promotion to help out after the gas attack on CTU left them severally undermanned. Also more than a little odd, so much so she freaked Chloe out at times. Last Seen: Telling her superiors she let a locked up Chloe escape.

Poll will run for two weeks, good luck choosing.

Season 6 UK DVD

October 4th, 2007

The season 6 UK DVD was released on monday, with a lot less fan fare than usual it has to be said, as Prison Break Season 2 released a week earlier still takes up most of Fox’s promotional power.

And while you could question why this is, “not up to 24’s usual standard” etc., the list of extras does still look impressive and could well be the best set we’ve ever had if documentaries “Inside The Writers Room” & “Opening With A Bang” can live up to the 90 minute making of seen on the Season 2 release.

From what I can tell the UK Region 2 release carries exactly the same list of extras as the U.S. release due in December will. I’ll update this post if there’s any significant developments on that, and i’ll have a full review up on the site once my copy arrives.

Are You Looking Forward To Day 7?

September 17th, 2007

I guess this was a stupid question to ask visitors to a 24 fansite four months before the new series starts. Off course your looking forward to it, as the 94% yes vote shows.

The new poll is a little more fun, and hopefully the results will not be so straight forward. It asks which is your favourite “worst” storyline, with there being an option from each season, so Day 1 pitches in with “Teri and The Amnesia”, Day 2 with “Kim and The Cougar” and so on.

Latest day maintains momentum

February 1st, 2007

To the delight of millions of viewers, federal agent Jack Bauer … may be having the longest day of his life, [and] far from losing its momentum, the suspenseful anti-terrorism series returned to the water coolers and online discussion boards with the explosion of a nuclear device in California [and] the death of a familiar face…

Insightful overview of series six and the show as a whole.

source : media.ndsmcobserver.com – spoilers for non-US viewers

24’s Greatest Moments – Update

May 17th, 2006

Fox’s 24 Greatest Moments poll has entered it’s next stage, with votes now being cast on the best moments of Day Three.

The Day Two Results were:-
1. Mason gives up his life – 22.28%
2. I need a hacksaw – 18.98%
3. Jack pretends to kill Ali’s child – 16.08%
4. Palmer collapses – 13.83%
5. Jack warns Nina – 9.51%
6. Jack turns on a terrorist – 7.81%
7. Marie shoots Reza – 7.52%
8. Nina has a demand – 3.96%

“Mason gives up his life” and “I need a hacksaw” will join “Jack finds Teri dead” and “Nina is the mole” in the final round of voting.

24’s Greatest Moments

May 4th, 2006

Now here’s something, a really good reason to go to the official 24 website, but here it is, there 24’s Greatest Moments. In two week periods they are asking fans to pick the three best moments out of eight from each day. Until the 17th of May they are polling on Day Two. Once all four previous days have been polled the top two moments from each day will go into the “the grand final” to find the ultimate 24 moment.

The Day One Results were:-
1. Jack Finds Teri Dead – 33.28%
2. Nina is the Mole – 30.49%
3. Palmer can’t trust Sherry – 11.64%
4. Mandy escapes – 10.66%
5. Mason & Tony talk – 4.85%
6. Teri calls Nina Out – 4.80%
7. Mason makes fun of Nina – 4.28%

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