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24: Season Eight

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by TravisR, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Brent M

    Brent M Producer

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    Believe me, I'm hoping it picks up. I just can't help but being a little disappointed in the way it has started.
     
  2. Brent S

    Brent S Second Unit

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    When Palmer was assassinated, we were given a couple clues that all might not what be what it seems, just in cast Dennis' THE UNIT series wasn't picked up by CBS. But CBS did, and Palmer became history.

    Well, THE UNIT bit the dust last year...
     
  3. NeilO

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    Tonight's episode ... I can't believe that the brother didn't try to take the medicine with him. It was just there for the taking. He didn't even say anything about it.

    I also can't believe that Dana is going along with the blackmail. That never works out. Now if she is just setting them up to get shot in the robbery attempt, that might be a plan.
     
  4. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    That's what I was thinking. That'd be a pretty risky plan though because if they just get arrested, they'll give up the information on her.

    While it wasn't action packed, I thought the episode was pretty solid because of the suspense between Jack and Renee being undercover. Plus, it was cool to hear Jack suddenly speak German and to have Cole save Jack's butt.

    Also, undercover Jack smokes the same brand as The Cigarette Smoking Man did on The X-Files.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    While I was glad to see things pick up once the doctor got pumped with a few rounds, the episode leading up to that point was pretty boring, even as set-up material, or that truly life-less Dana Walsh subplot.
     
  6. TravisR

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    Katee Sackhoff is a good actor so it's a shame that she's stuck with the bum subplot this year.

    If she's setting those guys up to get killed by the cops, they'll then have to have her try to get out of that situation for a couple more episodes (Arlo saw her talking to the guy for a reason). Frankly, I'd be happy if those guys get shot next episode and she just got away with it and there was no mention of it again.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    Well, at least is Jack has gotten out of his car and is involved in things again.
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Prediction...

    Predicatably, I think that her admirer at the office
    is going to notify the police and her ex-boyfriend
    who is pulling the job is going to think she set them
    up.

    This season is just a borefest out of the gate.

    Don't like any of these russian characters, and
    the story is just moving at a snail's pace.

    I hope something better is in store for us in
    the next few hours.
     
  9. ScottH

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    This episode was as dreadful as all the others. Jack as a pseudo-German was comical at best and would have worked better as an SNL skit.

    You know a season of '24' is bad when people aren't even complaining about the technical absurdities of specific events (and there are plenty of them).
     
  10. TravisR

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    Enjoy watching it next week when you hate it just as much. If the show is 'dreadful' and you've said before that you think it gets worse every year, why continue to waste your time year after year?
     
  11. ScottH

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    I don't know Travis. I think up until last season I at least enjoyed watching it (bad as it was). I'm not feeling that this season at all...but I guess it's hard to let go after 7 seasons.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    Originally Posted by ScottH
     
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    This show needs more cowbell, and soon.
     
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    I enjoyed this episode a little more than the previous few hours. It wasn't a knockout by any means, but a small improvement IMHO.

    Maybe I just liked Jack posing as a German guy named Ernst.
     
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    Last year they added Walker and it was OK until the even-ludicrous-for-24 White House "invasion"; but in for a penny and all that and I stuck through to the end.

    But then the again-mentioned incident with the "police" happened and I did something I never did before: I skipped over it on the DVR. It was that stupid. (I wonder if there will be any long-term effects, because apparently there were absolutely no short-term ones, except for wasting twenty minutes of the lives of millions of viewers; and waylaying Jack to fill out the episode.)

    Once I did that, I felt free to skip over the dull subplot with Starbuck, and skipped all the way to the end of the fourth hour, where Walker was not quite crazy enough to get me to care any more, and I have stopped watching.

    I still record it just in case (thanks, dual tuners) but based on the comments here, or lack thereof, I'm not missing anything.
     
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    Does anyone else have wide, w-i-d-e swings of opinion as to where Renee resides on the Hot-O-Meter?

    Cleaned up, she can look exceedingly attractive. But she can really ugly herself up right quick. She gets that greasy, stringy-hair thing going, scrunches up her hyper-freckled, pig-nosed face into an angry scowl, and looks...well...ugly.

    There. I said it.
     
  18. WillG

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    Yeah, as George Constanza would say, "She's a Two-Face"

    But in general, I find here a little to ginger for my tastes.
     
  19. Mikah Cerucco

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    I haven't found Renee attractive at all this season, and can't remember finding her attractive last season. Either I've forgotten, or I never found her particularly attractive. That said, I don't much care as long as she's not fugly and can act the role. I'd say she passes both tests.
     
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