Jack’s Back! 24 Season 7 Starts Tonight

by Ryan on January 11, 2009

in Culture,Politics,Pop Culture,War on Terror

Jack Bauer is facing heat in the latest season of 24, which airs its first two hours tonight on Fox.  Here’s the official trailer:

 There is a new Administration, there haven’t been major attacks in the US for years and those who had to make tough decisions and once used “advanced interrogation techniques,” like Jack Bauer, are facing Congressional Hearings on their actions.  Sounds ominously like the kind of Monday-morning-quaterbacking the Left would engage in if they had the chance.  There is a female President (I’m sure the writers anticipated a Hillary Clinton victory, as the show should have aired last January) and a new set of circumstances to unravel as the season progresses. 

There was a 24 prequel a few weeks ago to start the action right away tonight, 24: Redemption, in case you want to get caught up.  It’s not completely necessary to have seen all six previous seasons to pick it up now.  I didn’t get hooked on 24 until Season 5.  I followed it just fine, and only afterwards did I see Seasons 1-4.  I picked up a few things, but it didn’t ruin my experience at all.

Hopefully, Season 7 will not disappoint, though as soon as things start blowing up and Jack is unleashed everything should be cool.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sal January 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I am very excited about this. I’ve been on Bauer withdrawal for two years now, and have been looking forward to this. The movie was a good, quick, Bauer fix, but left me wanting more.

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Ron Russell January 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Jack is back tonight, and most people I know are holding their breath. Will Jack, again, be our hero and beatup the the evil terrorist or has he been Obamatized to the point of sitting down with them over a cup of tea to discover their evil schemes. Boy, I don’t know yet! One thing I do know for sure is that if Jack goes the way of McCain and Obama on interrogation this will be the final season. So what do we have tonight: Jack or Jill!!

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Ryan January 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Great point, Ron. I thought that the second 1/2 of season 6 was pretty weak plot-wise (great first half though), and I’ve been a little apprehensive about where they could go from there. I heard they were going to try something a little different this season. I don’t know what that means, but they’ve had an extra year to mull it over. I hope that only potentially refers to slower-paced Congressional hearings from time to time rather than a “Jill”-type wussed-out Jack who talks abut his feelings the whole time.

For the record my favorite season was Season 3, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed (and own) all of them. About Season 7: even a weak 24 season is still cooler than most other shows in general, if Jack is still Jack.

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