Wednesday, December 18, 2002

I didn't watch 24 last season, but this season I am completely hooked. This show is totally riveting.

The plot this year involves the government learning of a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles, sometime during the "day" during which the entire season's shows take place. It's amazingly constructed entertainment, with every plot twist dovetailing together as it goes. One thing that's been bugging me, though, is the fact that since the entire season takes place in twenty-four hours, then obviously the nuke can't be set to detonate until the twenty-fourth episode, so I know exactly how much time Agent Jack Bauer has to find it. But last night they may have dealt with this particular problem, by setting things up so that when Jack finds out where the bomb is and gets there barely in time to stop it, the bomb almost certainly will not be there, because of an unexpected crimp in the terrorists' plans.

It's going to be hard waiting until May to see how this thing plays out....

(Some clever soul over on the message boards at AICN has dubbed the show "The Jack Bauer Power Hour". Funny thing, that.)

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