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Four Days and Counting 'Til Jack is Back

I watched the Larry King show featuring the "24" cast last night and loved the fact that Ricky Schroder will be part of the cast this year. I hope he realizes that he could be killed off at any time, though. The only character guaranteed to return each season is Jack Bauer. I think they would be insane to ever kill Chloe off, too. Mary Lynn Rajskub is hilarious, both on and off the show. Any hardcore "24" fan will, no doubt, know which character would easily be voted the favorite to bite the dust. (I will give one hint, and one hint only -- cougar.)

Actually, Keifer Sutherland was asked by Larry King if "24" could survive the death of Jack Bauer, and he said absolutely. I think the only way the show could survive that would be to replace him with another Jack Bauer-like character. After all, if the James Bond movie series could survive the loss of Sean Connery and Roger Moore, then I guess "24" could survive it, but I can't imagine Sutherland wanting to leave for a while yet.

Also on the Larry King show, the actor playing one of the bad guys this year told the story of his father being the victim of a real life terrorist attack. It was a pretty amazing story with a somewhat controversial ending. The actor said that he hated the PLO for the attack which almost took his father's life, but then his father told him that he understood the plight of the Palestinians. See, there is something even for liberals to like in "24."

Ian, one of my favorite fellow "24" addicts, tipped me to the "24 Wiki." Don't worry -- it is spoiler free.

Update: Ian has video of the "24" terrorist talking about his father.

Comments (7)

There is no other like Jack... (Below threshold)

There is no other like Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer IS 24 for me.

And is it just me, or does this last week seem worse than the previous 6 months?

P.S. Cougar bait can bite it at any time and no tears will be shed by me. I hope Jack gets a DNA test, because no way is THAT sprung from his loins.

The wife and I watched the ... (Below threshold)

The wife and I watched the first two episodes of the season a couple days ago. We'll probably watch the next two in a day or so. As usual, this show just gets better and better. Jack's back. It makes sense, and you'll be VERY satisfied with the ending of the first episode.

Yep, I'm gonna need a hacksaw.

Am I the only person who ju... (Below threshold)

Am I the only person who just gets two stressed out watching "24"? Where other shows have a *at most* one cliffhanger per episode, "24" has ten. Last season was especially good, but I am not sure I want to get caught up in it again.

What I am loving right now is "Prison Break". And I suffer from exactly the same problems watching it as I do "24". I'm such a hypocrite, lol!

Am I the only pers... (Below threshold)
Am I the only person who just gets two stressed out watching "24"?
If that quote were about sex, it would be a Freudian Slip!
I guess everyone has SOMETH... (Below threshold)

I guess everyone has SOMETHING hinky they like to watch so I'll just hold my piece- I MEAN PEACE!! PEACE! PEACE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz8brF_EL_4

I understand the need to ta... (Below threshold)

I understand the need to take off from 24. When the first season was on, the wife and I were completely hooked. We HAD to be at the TV every time a new episode was on. You couldn't drag us away. We absolutely loved the show.

When the second season started, we said no. We had decided that there was no way we were going to stress ourselves out over being there for a TV show again. The show was just so darned good, we quit watching.

It wasn't until season 5 had started when we went back and watched season 2, marathon style, on our own schedule. It took a few weekends to get through, but we followed immediately with seasons 3 and 4, and then grabbed all of the season 5 episodes that were out and watched them. We watched hour 22 as it aired, as we had caught up by then. We were back to the addiction for 23 and 24, and we'll be scheduling our lives around season 6 now, I'm sure.

Lockjaw, one word. Tivo.</... (Below threshold)

Lockjaw, one word. Tivo.






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