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Posted on 01/11/2009 12:55:56 PM PST by eastforker
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Dick Cheney? /s
It's all becoming crystal clear now :-)
A cliffhanger (blaaa..I watch Dynasty for cliffhangers) and Jack going mooselimb. Will need to find something else to do on Monday nights in the future as I have just placed 24 on irrevocable waivers.
Worst 24 ever. Should have ended after 12.
Pray for America
Next year their changing the name to Brokeback 24.
Pray for America
Then came this year's show.
I thought this season was just garbage.
Man, you ain't kiddin', Brother FReeper! I kept waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting ... for it to redeem itself. But the plot, the more it went on, kept feeling like something that was out of control, as if its writers had written themselves into corners each week, and overall seemed desperate rather than designed. For the first time, it felt amateurish on that count. It was like the writers were in over their heads; in previous seasons, the plots were wild and insane, but always by design. You always knew that as a viewer, you were in the hands of professionals. This season it felt like you were in the hands of novices.
I kept waiting for a character I could care about, fall in love with, empathize and sympathize with, grieve for, hate, despise ... Jon Voight and the gal who played the Pres's daughter were the only ones that got an emotional grip on me, and surprisingly, Kim, Jack's daughter, became likeable (she was mostly a silly stupid-female stereotype in the others). And speaking of stupid females, the plot first started to get really beyond stupid when the president appointed her estranged daughter (!!!) as Chief of Staff. I mean, come on! How unprofessional and stupid would that be? So it made me immediately lose any kind of respect for the President's character because only a singularly stupid woman would do such a thing, and as such, one coudln't watch the rest of the show and take her at all seriously as a president.
And even though in the end she did the "right" thing by opting not to cover up her daughter's hit-man scandal, it hardly spoke well of her because the truth was, if she hadn't been so stupid as to appoint her daughter in the first place, then it woudln't have happened. So it was pretty near impossible to admire the president even for making the morally right call. It was sort of like having somebody throw a baby off a pier and then be hailed as a hero for jumping into the waves and cold water to rescue it.
The political correctness in this season was simply stifling. The only bad guys were hawkish American businessmen. Muslims were only portrayed as victims of wicked Americans. When the death bed "confessor" turned out the be the Islamic cleric, it was so saccharine and corny, so deliberate a slap at Christianity as to be shameful. It struck me that the mercy and compassion extended by the Muslim cleric was misrepresentative of reality, but the screenwriters seem to think the only dif between Jesus and Mohammed is the letters in their names. That really did it, pushed it over the edge. I may or may not give 24 a chance next year, but if it starts out as badly as this year's season, I'll just quit while I'm ahead.
I love many despicably liberal actors -- Ed Harris comes to mind. Had 24 cast Ed Harris, I could sure as hell understand why and I'm certain that I'd have enjoyed whatever role he played. They cast Janneane Garafolo, and she brought zero, zilch, null, nada, to the mix. I cannot understand why they cast her -- unless it was to thumb its nose at the show's conservative fan base built on praise of the show by Rush. In fact, it's the ONLY reason I can think of why Garafolo was cast, and I'd bet good, hard cash that it's the REAL reason she was cast. Had they ended up making her a bad guy, that would have at least been gratifying and redeemed the show. But her bland, vaguely unpleasant charater had zero intrigue, and so clearly her choice was completely political. That makes this season even more disgusting.
I agree that there's a bone to pick with Rush for raving over the show at the start of the season. To paraphrase a classic line from Aliens, one of my top ten favorite movies:
"It was a bad call, Rush. It was a bad call."
I have been a BIG 24 fan. Not anymore!!! They went out of their way to get a Bush (Wilson) look alike. Along with the Born again Muslim Jack Bauer. Why in the world would Jack Bauer ever become a Muslim?
They also were taking a huge slam at Lockheed and Blackwater.
The show jumped the Liberal Shark.
Rush! Where are you on this?????
Are you nuts?
First of all, Will Patton doesn't look at all like George W. Bush. Secondly, Patton has made a career of the types of roles - the low-key, behind the scenes, evil guy. Third, you might want to check the mirror - your paranoia is showing.
Look at Internet Movie Data base.
Near the end of the page there are blogs dedicated to how much this individual looks like Bush.
In the words of the immortal jazz musician and singer Eddie Harris:
I had three doughnuts and two cups of coffee, but that didnt stop my appetite.
I had only eaten a box of cookies very late last night.
I had ten pancakes, plenty of syrup and butter, and two slices of ham,
Three eggs, corn fries, and four biscuits, all smothered in jam.
Two glass of milk and a cheesecake. I thought I didnt want any more.
I just had to buy 12 of those mints in that bowl by the door....
Certainly would like a taste of some of that coffee cake over there sure look good!
Lord have mercy.
For those that know how to use a search engine.
Google: “Will Patton looks like Bush”
So before this episode of 24 was made people were saying this actor looked like Bush.
Gee! What are the odds?
On further retrospection this season has had some very unsettling leftist turns:
1. A famous leftist (Jeanine Garofalo) was recruited to play on this show. I guess James Carville was too busy.
2. Jack became a Muslim. Because Islam is forgiving of guys that torture Muslims.
3. The biggest and baddest villain ever on 24 looked like Bush. This was known before the episode was filmed. So is it an oversight or was it intended?
4. The show promoted Global Warming commercials with almost every actor.
5. Blackwater and aerospace companies were maligned.
6. The FBI will torture when given a chance. Just not CTU.
7. The most conservative writers have left the show. This is according to Garofalo.
8. The implication was strong that terrorist activity is managed by evil white people, and not Islamic fundamentalists.
Nice work, keeping this all together this season.
A note to the Producers, et al, of 24: This season, as in most of the others, was about 3/4 s great and 1/4 “Eh?”. If you want to strengthen it next year, instead of adding ridiculous filler, and plot devices, let Jack take a 6 hour “Power Nap” after the first 12, then finish strong in the last 6, it still adds up to 24, and maybe some of us won’t get as frustrated,
Now we have answers that lead to more questions. How long til season 9 starts?
That’s Deputy Trudy Wiegel from Reno 911. In one episode, she fell asleap in the car while it was in the garage. Everyone though she tried to kill herself. She let them believe that so they would be all nice to her.
Jack didn’t become a muslim, just talked to the first religious person he’d met in years when he felt he was doomed. Big difference, and no big deal.
I don’t care for islam but I’ve met, lived among, and worked with many muslims who almost without exception were decent people. That doesn’t make me one either.
I would say that most of the Muslims Jack has met were not good people. Jack talking to a Islamic Cleric and taking him into his confidence is totally out of character. Look at Jack’s character in context of the series. It is a huge departure in the context of the series.
So Jack had a death bed experience with a Muslim Cleric and he didn’t become a Muslim? So I guess Jack is confused. So this Cleric had no power or authority to forgive Jack? If Jack didn’t believe this guy had any authority why talk to him.
I guess all the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish Clerics were all too busy in that big hospital???
At the very least this was manipulative from the writers.
My general point on this thread that I am trying to make here is that this season of 24 tried to manipulate conservatives. Apparently they succeeded.
At this point of the show I was yelling at the TV. Whaaaa?? The Imam comes in to Jack, making Muslims look so beautiful and full of peace. And the Evil Bad Guy in charge of it all is a Jew. Arrrggghhh!!
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