Skip to comments.End of "24". Random Thoughts
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.
Commit to watching the first two hours of Season 1. You’ll be hooked by hour three.
Why not, his aide was just as bad.
Until the VERY end... I kept waiting for Kim to return... i feel let down...
Never saw it.
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.
Have never seen one show.
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.
Does my random thought need to be in any way related to 24?
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.
All you need to know is that, when in a tight spot, never swallow your SIM card.
It's a European Shoulder Bag ....
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.
I think they should’ve ended it about 3-4 years ago.
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.
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.
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!
Me either. LOL Mondays were starting to get good.
ok, now that brought me up to date. Thanks.
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...
Kim Il Jong? ;^)
Because there was a call for “Random Thoughts”.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (most days)
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...
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.
Jack becomes Jacqi... then all the decisions in the US chain of command will be made by women...
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.’
good “episode”, but hardly a good season finale, much less a series finale ... frankly, i was pretty disappointed
Paul: I actually thought it was a ‘hell of an ending’...
Jack’s not dead...
I may have had a tear in my eye at the end. I’m gonna miss the characters.
How many people did Jack kill through the years? Just wondering.
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.
“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.
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.
He may have to rename it from man-purse to Tacti-cool man bag O’ death or just quit drinkin.......
I never watched even a single episode, did I miss anything?
Or...Beer Belly Ammo Pouch? Kidnapping Kit Klutch?
ohhhh baby !!!!!!!
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.
“Who cares? If you dont 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.
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)
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)
Really close. LOL
I liked her.
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. :)
I was wondering that myself.
Kind of feels like the ending of the “Truman Show”. After it’s over, the audience has to decide what to watch now.