Despite this blog's healthy readership, I know that my fanatical posts about 24 are of interest to exactly two people. But I am compelled to keep writing about my favorite TV show of all time anyway because, as I told guests at my screening party (after one-and-a-half years of waiting because of the writers strike), "24 is pretty much the only reason I have to live. So, if they ever announce the show's cancellation, be sure to call me immediately!"
Anyway, this is for "Superbadfriend" and "Narrioch":
24: Redemption, the two-hour special movie that just aired and that serves as the lead-in to Season Seven, is FUCKING AWESOME. Exciting, surprising, tense, action-packed, and intermittently moving as usual. Highlights include:
• One of Jack Bauer's most awesome kills, which involves twisting a villain's neck in between his legs, while his other limbs are tied up.
• The terrific casting decision of hiring Robert Carlyle (from many of Danny Boyle's films) as a former special-ops soldier protecting an African orphanage.
• One of the series' most affecting deaths, which had someone sacrificing their life for the benefit of the others (right up there with George Mason piloting a plane with a nuclear bomb on it into Mojave Desert in Season Two and Ryan Chappelle taking bullet to the head in Season Three).
• Candyman's in it! And you know how much I loves me my Candyman!
• And the son of the new President (played by an icy Cherry Jones) is seriously hot, first appeared on-screen in nothing but a towel, and looks like he's going to be around much of next season. Eric Lively, I don't know who you are, but will you father my children?
If any of you closet 24 fans missed the show tonight and are furious that I didn't remind you that it was on, then fuck you! I can't believe you didn't mark it on your calendar! You don't deserve 24!
I hear that there's a new trailer for Season Seven out, but I refuse to watch it for fear of too many spoilers. (The last trailer contained a mind-blowing revelation that almost ruined my life.)
All right, it's off to the 24 message board. Goodbye.