24 8 Seasons 2002


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(5,423) IMDb 8.6/10

14. 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. TV-14 CC

After the rescue from Gaines' compound, Jack is interrogated at the CTU; an assassin stalks Teri and Kim at a hospital; Keith pressures Palmer to report Ferragamo's murder.

Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope
43 minutes
Original air date:
March 5, 2002

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282 of 309 people found the following review helpful By Rayanne Graff on August 22, 2002
Format: DVD
The show itself is of course magnificent for the most part. Innovative, exciting and very well acted. A landmark in modern TV drama, despite a brief drop -off in quality in some of the late afternoon episodes. The DVD picture quality is wonderfully sharp, and the sound is nicely crisp.
Important to note if you are buying this package having not seen the show before (having heard about it from others but too late to join in watching it on TV) that there are spoilers all over the presentation. the enclosed booklet includes short summaries of every episode and not much else, so don't look at it until you've seen the whole show. Similarly the menus feature clips from the show which is nice to watch if you aren't worried about information being given away, as the clips on the menu for each disc tend to reveal major plot points.
Also, the DVD extras are actually pretty poor. The alternative ending is dull and obviously only shot to keep the true ending secret. The teaser for season 2 comprises only Kiefer Sutherland talking in very vague terms about the general concept of 24, with no real information about the second series.
Worst of all is the fact that the footage on the discs is only the footage that was originally broadcast IN THE US. In the UK the broadcast footage included an extra couple of minutes for each of the episodes 7pm - 12pm. This footage contained scenes that was cut from the US broadcast for adverts, whereas in the UK 24 was shown on the BBC where there are no adverts.
These scenes ranged from nice additions to important points: one cut scene had a major impact on the crucial events in the final episode and another even greatly improved the climactic battle between Jack and the bad guys.
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121 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 23, 2003
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It's just after midnight at the Bauer home. They're getting ready for bed when Jack gets a phone call asking him to report to work at the Counter Terrorism Unit in Los Angeles. There he's briefed on a plot to assassinate Presidential candidate David Palmer. Meanwhile, his daughter Kim has snuck out of the house to meet some guys who are bad news. His wife Terri is finding trouble searching for Kim. And Palmer is facing a crisis of his own concerning something in his family's past he didn't even know about. It's going to be a long day for everyone.
This thriller series is innovative. Each episode represents just one hour in the day. I wasn't sure they could pull if off, but the writers managed to keep all the plots going and make the gaps between seeing characters believable. It quickly turned into a weekly addiction that had me glued to my seat and dreading commercials more then normal. Some of the plots loose steam in the afternoon, but it builds up tension again for the climax, which was the best hour of television last season, period.
Unfortunately, this set wasn't all it could have been. They removed the "previously on 24" recaps, which are very useful if you just want to pop a random disc into the machine. Ironically, they also don't have a play all feature, which would go well with no recaps. The worst thing, in my opinion, is the lack of chapter breaks in each episode. The season 1 intro (on the last disc) is ok and includes a mention of this season. Of course, at this point, we're far beyond anything they would have told us in the set. The best feature is the alternate ending. While (to my surprise) I prefer the original, it's nice to see what might have been. As you would expect, the picture and audio quality are top notch.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By TM massage TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 2, 2015
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Just like Pringles, or Ruffles, whatever - you can't have just one. There have been some seriously sleepless nights in our house since we started watching. And I almost feel like binge-watching 24 episodes is achievement :) But I am so glad that I waited to watch this on Amazon Prime, because there is no way I would have lived through a season having to wait a week between episodes! I am even more happy that I am not part of Jack Bauer's family!

The show is absolutely incredible. It runs in real time, so each episode takes one hour, with each thread of action happening concurrently. Starting off with Jack and his family in the living room, it quickly goes from there to kidnapping, espionage, and an attempt to thwart an assassination on the black candidate for president, played by Dennis Haysbert. I WISH this president could actually run, interesting dynamic to see his incredibly strong integrity in tension with those around him and how that impacts the overall story.

Sutherland is the perfect star for this show - family guy, not the standard tough guy, but smart and resourceful. He is a very well-balanced character. This is truly the longest day of his life, and you get to share it every step of the way with him. There are a few really key surprises that will shock you.

I have found only a few small mistakes throughout, sometimes something gets misplaced slightly, etc., but not something that bothers you unless you are an editor for a living.

Watch this show, but be warned, it is incredibly addictive, and with so many seasons, you and your family will need to accommodate!
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