Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Wow, they nuked Valencia.

Watched the two-night premiere for '24' on Sunday and Monday. Found it to be quite addictive, just like the last few seasons have been. I had read some reviews of the premiere that offered mixed judgment. For me, I've already drunk the Kool-Aid, so it doesn't really matter how unrealistic some of the plot elements are. It's fun, escapist TV and I appreciate it for that.

Still, it was impossible to avoid the political undertones of these first 4 hours of the show. Terrorist attacks are happening all over the U.S., and the government is rounding up "suspicious" people and place them in detention centers. The president is surrounded by advisers debating whether it's OK to ignore civil liberties because of a national emergency.

Fiction? Hmmm...

1 comment:

PJ said...

This show is my TV weakness. I will miss any other show I watch because I just don't really care and I can rent them on DVD. I sat watching the ending last night in total shock thinking no they didn't. I was still in shock from the Curtis character dying. Not much work got done around my cube today as we sat most of the day talking about the show. I can't wait for next week. Jen Inabnit