24: Season 6
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To be blunt: What we have here is pure '24' -- a consequence-ridden one-day saga of well-developed characters, cleverly-written twists, political conflict, ethical dilemma, and fantastic action.
...But before going further into that, I want to respond to some things I'm hearing by tossing out three points of my own -- each of which address what this season isn't.
-This is not the weakest season (that distinction goes to Season Three, which had a convoluted, underwhelming first half and only became memorable during the second).
-This is by no means the first season to recycle concepts that have appeared before on '24'. A woman under Jack's protection having essential info; someone from the White House deciding to make a tragic human sacrifice; CTU being attacked; Jack going undercover as a bad guy; villains laying in wait to save their leader; the families of terrorists being threatened... Some of these are features that appear again here; all of these are features that have been reused well before Season Six.
-This is not the first season to be split into two story lines and have a latter problem borne of a former; it's simply the first to make the second objective significantly shorter (about six episodes long).Read more ›
Jack agrees to give his life for the peace of his country. But when he finds out that it was all a lie, he escapes to begin another cat and mouse hunt with the terrorists. Only this time, they've already struck once, leading to a calamity. Meanwhile, the trail leads Jack to his own family. What secrets are his dad and brother hiding? Can he stop the terrorists before they unleash even more terror on America?
And more importantly, what happened to this once great show? I've been a fan of this show since season one. While my favorite season was the third, I've thought all of the previous seasons were great. But not this one.
Part of the problem was the been there, done that factor. The writers seem to be out of plot twists, so they are relying on the same one stand bys. Unfortunately, loyal viewers can see those coming. There was very little here that we hadn't seen before, which made the season boring.
The other big problem was the dropped storylines. Several times, a story was introduced and dropped in a matter of episodes. Sometimes, they came back, sometimes they didn't, leaving us hanging. Add to that the increase of personal drama over suspense, and you've got a lack luster season.
Now, it wasn't all bad. This season was still entertaining. But compared to the previous years, day six was a real let down.
Also the problem that seems to be facing this show right now is that Jack has little to no emotional investment anymore in CTU or in his own life. His best friends are all dead (and he's had to kill one of them himself), and his lover is practically catatonic. All he really seems to have left is the job (and his daughter), but that just doesn't seem like enough. The brains behind this great show had better find someone or something fast to get Jack to reinvest himself in emotionally or else this season could be the harbinger of doom for the Hour of Bauer's Power!!
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I just love all of the Jack Bauer series with addition to Chloe ,
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1 start at season one and go through them in order you can still follow the show year to... Read more