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End of "24". Random Thoughts
5/24/10 | self

Posted on 05/24/2010 7:01:40 PM PDT by paul in cape

Now that "24" has ended, feel free to offer random thoughts here.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 24; bauer; chat; chitchat; duplicate; spoiler; vanity
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To: chris_bdba

Commit to watching the first two hours of Season 1. You’ll be hooked by hour three.

SnakeDoc


51 posted on 05/24/2010 7:28:16 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: paul in cape

Why not, his aide was just as bad.


52 posted on 05/24/2010 7:30:05 PM PDT by rose
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To: rose

Until the VERY end... I kept waiting for Kim to return... i feel let down...


53 posted on 05/24/2010 7:31:05 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: paul in cape

Never saw it.


54 posted on 05/24/2010 7:34:05 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag line is on vacation.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I agree. 100%. The moral of the story is that you can’t force “peace” with a worthless piece of paper. That’s just politics. IMHO, “peace” has killed more people than all of the wars put together. When did the U.N. ever save any lives? They usually just rape and pillage and then go home.


55 posted on 05/24/2010 7:39:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: paul in cape

Have never seen one show.


56 posted on 05/24/2010 7:40:34 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: paul in cape

If you loved The Shield, you definitely need to check out Justified. It’s also on FX. Walter Coggins (Shane from The Shield) is a villain in it and does a great job. Timothy Olyphant (sp?) plays the hero, a U.S. Marshall.


57 posted on 05/24/2010 7:41:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: paul in cape

What’s “24”?


58 posted on 05/24/2010 7:42:08 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: paul in cape

Does my random thought need to be in any way related to 24?


59 posted on 05/24/2010 7:42:14 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (I've had enough of Hype and Chains)
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To: camerongood210
I don’t know what I’m going to do with my Monday nights now.

As for me, I'm going to have to figure out how to get this season off my DirecTV DVR and burn it to DVD. Granted, much of this season flat out SUCKED with P.C. Jack Bauer, but the last few weeks were classic Jack Bauer.

The ending .... eh, I liked it, better than it otherwise could've been and you know "24 The Movie" is coming.

60 posted on 05/24/2010 7:44:06 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Kimmers
S’pose that's why Kiefer's been gettin’ in all those drunken brawls lately?...some guy makin’ fun of his man-purse?
61 posted on 05/24/2010 7:44:45 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: annieokie

All you need to know is that, when in a tight spot, never swallow your SIM card.


62 posted on 05/24/2010 7:44:59 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
S’pose that's why Kiefer's been gettin’ in all those drunken brawls lately?...some guy makin’ fun of his man-purse?

It's a European Shoulder Bag ....

63 posted on 05/24/2010 7:47:33 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: paul in cape

Yup, pretty much agree with all. Despite being a big lib in real life, I thought Cherry Jones did a hell of a job acting in season 8. You could just see her gradually falling apart as she slid further and further down the slippery slope, almost reminded me of Nixon at times. I kept hoping she’d do the right thing, and in the end, she did. Back when we were kids, they’d tell us there was a “moral to the story”, and given how badly we need leaders who really can face up to their own mistakes, I think that’s an appropriate way to end the series. (If it had to end, that is).

Another thing I liked about how the series was written is how they provided a mirror on current “real world” events yet never got partisan. Just good guys vs. bad guys...

And I still wonder how long before someone notices that probation officer rotting away behind the conference room wall.


64 posted on 05/24/2010 7:48:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: paul in cape

I think they should’ve ended it about 3-4 years ago.


65 posted on 05/24/2010 7:49:17 PM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Sutherland, et.al. needs to have a trilogy with three movies in the can. They need to be released about every 3 months,...building one upon the other. They would be minting money.


66 posted on 05/24/2010 7:49:31 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: SnakeDoctor

After all these years, tonight my wife finally agreed to watch Season One with me tonight. I think she will love them (and they are now streaming via Netflix!). I hope you are right.


67 posted on 05/24/2010 7:52:54 PM PDT by comps4spice (hey, hey, ho, ho, the political class has got to go)
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To: chris_bdba
Me neither never watched a single episode. I mean no disrespect buy you remind me of that guy in high school who always insisted he never watched TV as if that made him more worthwhile than the rest of us. Of course it wasn't until later that we all found out the reason he didn't watch tv was because he was busy with his Hustler collection.
68 posted on 05/24/2010 7:54:45 PM PDT by blake6900
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To: paul in cape

Such an empty feeling knowing the series is over and that there is no “24” next week! (((((sobbing)))))

Yes — there will be a movie, but I want a “24” movie, and then “Son of 24” and then “Return to 24” and as many sequels as they can think of. And — I want Chloe in all of them.

And I want the movie to be next week!


69 posted on 05/24/2010 7:58:47 PM PDT by Exit148 (Loose Change Club Founder. Save your pennies for the next Freepathon. A little goes a long way!)
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To: camerongood210

Me either. LOL Mondays were starting to get good.


70 posted on 05/24/2010 8:03:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Thrownatbirth

ok, now that brought me up to date. Thanks.


71 posted on 05/24/2010 8:05:42 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: paul in cape

Pres. Logan is gonna get in trouble with the BATF for using a pillow silencer without paying the $200 federal tax.

Pres. Taylor was cast as a Hillary Clinton stand-in, but no way would a Hillary Clinton ever give up her power in that way - she would be denying personal culpability and blaming it on the VRWC until her last breath...


72 posted on 05/24/2010 8:10:08 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Kim Il Jong? ;^)


73 posted on 05/24/2010 8:16:14 PM PDT by dangus
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To: paul in cape

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74 posted on 05/24/2010 8:17:13 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Double Tap

Because there was a call for “Random Thoughts”.


75 posted on 05/24/2010 8:22:44 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Texas Songwriter

RE: 24

An amazing emotional but so true ending, if Rupert and anyone else is listening, the NY Post tomorrow should be:

PRESIDENT TAYLOR SHOWS THE GUTS AND TRUTH THAT THE CURRENT FAKER IN CHIEF NEVER HAD

I would personally by 50 copies, if that ever appeared, Bravo Fox, Kiefer, etc, Bravo....

I am available at jpallenjd@yahoo.com (most days)


76 posted on 05/24/2010 8:24:01 PM PDT by jpallenjd (BEST WEBSITE FOR ELECTION REAL AND REALTIME RESULTS?)
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To: jpallenjd

that should be BUY 50 copies...it is late here on the East Coast and I am filled with patriotic emotion, thanks Kiefer for an AWESOME character...looks like we need to wait for the movie...


77 posted on 05/24/2010 8:27:15 PM PDT by jpallenjd (BEST WEBSITE FOR ELECTION REAL AND REALTIME RESULTS?)
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To: GourmetDan
What was the show about?

It's about a special agent who can operate for 24 hours without sleep, food, or bathroom breaks while saving the country from terrorists, nukes, and assorted WMD's. Most everyone around him dies.

78 posted on 05/24/2010 8:27:47 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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Jack becomes Jacqi... then all the decisions in the US chain of command will be made by women...


79 posted on 05/24/2010 8:36:14 PM PDT by darbymcgill
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To: bigbob
“You could just see her gradually falling apart as she slid further and further down the slippery slope...”

The compromise of the ego that Logan played upon was Taylor's downfall. It was almost Shakespearean. She wanted the Middle East peace treaty too much.

There was a most interesting article posted on FR a few weeks ago about that same false goal. I think it was called something like ‘the false religion of a middle east peace’. It was written by a long time advocate of middle east peace treaties who woke up to what a false hope it is.

Bauer's statement at the end was very wise: that both parties must want it to work otherwise it will not last.

Best line of the night was Logan's plea to Taylor ‘No matter if you bury Bauer in the deepest, dark pit he will claw his way back.’

Mr. Sol

80 posted on 05/24/2010 8:36:29 PM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: paul in cape

good “episode”, but hardly a good season finale, much less a series finale ... frankly, i was pretty disappointed


81 posted on 05/24/2010 8:37:25 PM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: TheRightGuy

Paul: I actually thought it was a ‘hell of an ending’...


82 posted on 05/24/2010 8:42:03 PM PDT by jpallenjd (BEST WEBSITE FOR ELECTION REAL AND REALTIME RESULTS?)
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To: paul in cape

Jack’s not dead...


83 posted on 05/24/2010 8:42:36 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: paul in cape

I may have had a tear in my eye at the end. I’m gonna miss the characters.


84 posted on 05/24/2010 8:42:52 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: paul in cape

How many people did Jack kill through the years? Just wondering.


85 posted on 05/24/2010 8:43:59 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: theDentist

I’m not sure that anything the President signed at this point would be worth much. She’s in so much trouble that a pardon from her isn’t going to be worth the paper it was written on.


86 posted on 05/24/2010 8:59:53 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: TonyInOhio

“Can someone catch me up on what happened? :)”

You’re a funny one! Really, if you ever want to rent a show, I’d recommend getting 24.


87 posted on 05/24/2010 9:01:26 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: paul in cape

Well this being way down on the second page nobody will read it, but all the same:

1) Never watched the show at all until this season, and then only because Katee was added to the cast, as long as she lasted anyway. Show was a bit of a cartoon with Jack racking up kills like a first person shooter video game, all the while totally shrugging off gunshot wounds, stab wounds, beatings, etc. Blood loss alone should have incapacitated him after the fourth hour. If there had been a next season it’s unlikely I would have watched.

2) Hollywood finally got Nixon. The old evil president misleading the nice new female president was so obviously cast as a Nixon clone, hairline and all. And he tries to take the cowards way out and can’t even do that right.

3) President Taylor is a schmuck. Her self righteousness in torpedoing the peace deal was unimaginably self-indulgent. The central point is “Iran” was ready to make the peace deal. Whether Russia is double dealing wasn’t the material issue. Destroying her own peace process meant all the show’s body count died for nothing.

4) Katee needs a new series.


88 posted on 05/24/2010 9:12:56 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Tex-Con-Man

He may have to rename it from man-purse to Tacti-cool man bag O’ death or just quit drinkin.......


89 posted on 05/24/2010 9:24:37 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: paul in cape

I never watched even a single episode, did I miss anything?


90 posted on 05/24/2010 9:35:25 PM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: Kimmers
Tacti-cool man bag O’ death
(...crap, that's funny...)

Or...Beer Belly Ammo Pouch? Kidnapping Kit Klutch?

91 posted on 05/24/2010 9:40:45 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Whatever we call it, it is the perfect accessory to the the parachute pant wearing, wife beater shirt sporting a mullet hair kinda dude !!!!!!

ohhhh baby !!!!!!!

92 posted on 05/24/2010 10:01:27 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: pineybill
Logan still lives, maybe he’ll make another appearance as a brain damaged former Pres in the movie, and Jack can finally off him.

You mean they're going to cast Gregory Itzin as the current resident infesting 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? I think he's a bit too short to play the part :D


I found the end a little maudlin, but with the PC writers they've had the past couple years, I guess I should have expected it. I was kinda hoping that Jack would have done Logan when he and Suvarov were meeting up in Logan's office. I did like it when he went Mike Tyson on Logan's lap dog.

Also, why did Suvarov not sign in Cyrillic or Hassan in Arabic? If they had to dumb down the show that much so the American public could read their signatures, then I am glad this was the end!

Two things I would have like to have scene at the end:

1) President Taylor's explanatory presser

2) When Jack was on the phone to Chloe at the end, I was expecting him to tell her that he loved her.

93 posted on 05/24/2010 10:24:05 PM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: bfree

“Who cares? If you don’t like it, why do you feel compelled to comment on a 24 thread. Just another jerkwad”

I tuned in because it was the Last and found it to be less than the first 24 much less,it is not my fault you are not really a judge of what a decent show should look like.Regards.


94 posted on 05/24/2010 10:35:52 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: freekitty
Clohe finally had an expression.

She always had a range of expressions but you had to look close. She use to grate on me in the beginning like your first taste of beer as a kid. But she grew on me :o)

95 posted on 05/24/2010 10:39:07 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Commit to watching the first two hours of Season 1. You’ll be hooked by hour three.

Yeah it gets under your skin...really fast paced...my blood pressure was always elevated by the end of the episode...and I'm just now getting back to normal. :o)

96 posted on 05/24/2010 10:41:40 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Niteflyr

Really close. LOL

I liked her.


97 posted on 05/24/2010 10:49:30 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Solar Wind

The Logan/Taylor thing at the end really was Shakespearean, wasn’t it? He should have been named President Iago. Excellent acting. He had a *lot* of exposition to spit out, and did it beautifully, all the while maintaining his weasel demeanor. :)


98 posted on 05/24/2010 11:59:44 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: bigbob

I was wondering that myself.


99 posted on 05/25/2010 12:13:39 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: freekitty

Kind of feels like the ending of the “Truman Show”. After it’s over, the audience has to decide what to watch now.


100 posted on 05/25/2010 12:17:37 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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