Well, I’ve finally finished, all 8 seasons of backlogged shows, and even finished the latest (and probably last?) season of 24. Time to continue this review, the first part can be read here, where i review the first 4 seasons.
So here we go with the rest:
Well, it started out with more of the same, Jack Bauer living incognito somewhere, and the hapless Charles Logan still president. But suddenly come the hammerblow – ex-president David Palmer and Michelle Dessler is killed. After that, its the usual diet of terrorists, kidnappings, nerve gas, etc.
My thoughts –
Despite the shock of seeing President Palmer and Michelle murdered, the season slowed down a bit in the middle third, just like it did in the past few seasons. But i do agree with the general consensus, this was one of the best seasons. And i kind of liked Logan’s wife – the boozy alcoholic. As for the cliffhanger, well, i thought it was rather unrealistic.
A series of terror attacks prompts President Wayne Palmer to bring Jack Bauer home and surrender him to the terrorists. Most of the season sees president Palmer battling with his enemies and traitors in his administration, while Jack runs around tracking suitcase nukes. Also introduced are Jack’s father and brother.
My thoughts –
Really, they made Wayne Palmer president? His vice president, Noah Daniels, while portrayed as a villain, was better suited to lead. Secondly, jack went from being tortured in China for 18 months, to super-agent again in a single day. So Jack is like Superman, then. And of course, there Jack’s brother and father. Wow, meeting them really explains why Jack is so screwed up. Also, the revelation about Audrey was pretty startling.
Season 7 is previewed by a TV movie about Jack Bauer being Father Teresa somewhere in Africa and get dozens of locals killed.
Sooo, season seven. Nearing the end, now. Things are different now, CTU is disbanded, Jack is defending himself in a congressional hearing, and the FBI is now fighting the terrorists now. And Tony Almeida plays villain, then anti-hero, and finally villain again.
Rather average season, but with 2 stand out moments – bill Buchanan dies. The other was the best quote in the entire series:
President Matobo: “Are you also with the FBI?”
Chloe : “Me? No, I’m a stay at home mom.”
Then theres a cliffhanger with Jack dying… Really, who are they fooling? Of course he doesn’t.
To be concluded.