So I caught the first two hours of Day 7 of 24 last night, and while I’m not doing cartwheels in the hope that it will be a great season, I’m hopeful because it seems better than last season. So far.
Day 6 opened strong, with Jack killing Curtis and a nuclear bomb going off in suburban L.A. That wasn’t the only bomb for the season–the day quickly went downhill, featuring Jack teaming up with Rain Main to hunt the terrorists, going up against his father and being a witness to the killing of Charles Logan, one of the best characters on the show.
This season so far is more grounded, but it has some problems:
- CTU is no more.
- The First Husband is a psycho.
- Once again, there are moles all over the place.
- Tony Almeida is not only alive, but (seemingly) evil.
I can do with the first. But I’m getting tired of moles in every government classification from vice president on the way down to postal carrier. I’m sick of crazy relatives of powerful political figures. And like Jack, I don’t want to believe Tony is bad.
Still, it’s nice to see Jack in action and sticking it to a Congressional committee. Only time will tell if this season can save the show.