24 8 Seasons 2010

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Season 8
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(1,814) IMDb 8.6/10

12. Day 8: 3:00am-4:00am TV-14 CC

A nail-biting hostage situation and stressful circumstances at CTU have emotions escalating.

Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub
44 minutes
Original air date:
March 15, 2010

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Season 8

Customer Reviews

This has great acting and a great story line.
Richard A. Butsko
This is one of the best shows I've watched and I can't wait to watch season 9 that is airing now!
brenda l.
Exciting plot lines, great action and good characters.
Becky L. Ham

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184 of 216 people found the following review helpful By Leopold Stotch on May 26, 2010
Format: DVD
I came into this season expecting it to be the last. Fox had long maligned the fact that '24' was very expensive to make. They also cited lagging ratings (mostly due to the lackluster season 6 leaving a bad taste in viewers mouths and the WGA strike making the show almost irrelevant.) as a reason to ax the show. And besides, the concept was becoming a bit outdated. Even the tenor of season 8, with the world standing on the brink of an historic peace agreement, signified that 24 was coming full circle. The idea that peace could exist in a world of espionage and paranoia such as the one 24 dwelled in, was a big step toward a brave new world. The kind of thing you see when a show wants to go out with a bang. I was ready for it to end and am sad to see it go. The Machiavellian exploits of Jack Bauer have been must see television from Day One (November 6,2001) in my household. On Tuesdays at 9pm (Seasons 1-3) and Mondays at 9pm (Seasons 4-8), no one was allowed to bother me. I loved this show. As for season 8;
The first half really was tough to swallow. After seeing Doug Hutchison on Lost as a hippie running the Dharma Initiative, I really had trouble buying the Russian Merc angle. His accent was horrible. Davros really bothered me. Strike 1. Katee Sackhoff's character Dana Walsh was one of the most annoying main character in the history of the series (Marilyn Bauer really bugged me). Brian Hastings was a major tool. ANd I am sorry, I just can't take Freddie Prinze, Jr. seriously. Not all of the casting was bad, though. We did get Michael Madsen, Jurgen Prochnow, and David Anders this year. But for not nearly enough time. These actors were too good for the short arcs and cheap exits they made, especially in Anders case.
The plot was pretty straight forward until the fuel rods came into play.
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75 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Matthews on May 27, 2010
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I may be in the few when I say this, but I don't think this show ever qualified as "past its prime." It seems like a lot of the reviews coming out from papers, magazines, even fans revolved around the fact that the show ended on a good note, HOWEVER --note the asterisk-- (*it's not what it once was). Yes, there were recurring themes. Yes, we've gone through the whole nuclear weapons story before. Yes, some things were more predictable than they used to be. But I, for one, loved watching Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian evolve. I loved watching Charles Logan try and wiggle his way back into the good graces of Americans. I loved watching where the shattered life of Tony Almeida led him in Season 7. I think, reasonably so, a lot of people considered the shark jumped after Season 6. I did, too. But I continued watching, and I thought Seasons 7 and 8 were two of the strongest the 24 crew put together.

**Spoilers Below**
Since I can't rate the product yet, the five stars is for Season 8 itself. It's more of a 4 1/2, but I think they've earned the benefit of the doubt with consistently great work. This season got off to a slow start, much in the same way Season 3 did. Annie Wersching's portrayal of a darker, hardened Renee Walker dominated the early season episodes as a plot was methodically developed. By the twelfth episode, 24 hit its stride in vintage form. The twists and turns were as drastic as ever, and following the assassination of President Omar Hassan of the I.R.K., the show took on an angle it never had before (or at least an altered version of Season Five's anti-terrorism treaty).
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By 007 on December 13, 2010
Format: DVD
A quick note: the following review contains only minor spoilers concerning returning characters and storylines and does not disclose any major revelations.

Previously on 24: For 7 seasons the thriller genre was redefined and the bar for drama and suspense was raised to a new high, and not just for television. The brilliant, subversive and fearless writing staff, the deep cast of memorable characters, the always atmospheric scores of Sean Callery, and the inventive real-time format made for the greatest thrill ride in television history. 24 was not always flawless, in fact, there were moments that threatened to destroy its legacy (see season 6 for an example), but for the most part, 24 ranged from great to masterful (see season 5). So naturally, us fans, who already had ridiculously high standards for our beloved series expected pure, unrelenting excellence from its 8th and final season...

Day 8: The POTUS is working with the president of the fictional middle-eastern country Kamistan (think Iran) at the UN to put forth an unprecedented peace agreement. Jack Bauer, now healthy and watching cartoons with his granddaughter is pulled back into the action when an old informant literally knocks on his door. All he has to do is survive one last day...

The change of setting to New York City was a wise choice. Not only does it make sense for a rogue agent like Bauer to be on the move, major changes of any kind seem natural for a show that focuses on its characters literally one day at a time. Also, after so many years in LA it would have seemed stagnant to have stayed in DC or to have returned to the show's original location.
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