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Old August 14 2013, 09:32 PM   #76
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My guess is that half the seasons couldn't have a plot that lasted an entire 24 episodes and it's less realistic for two separate unrelated events occurring on the same day with one conveniently starting right after the other ended.

I think the real-time one hour = one hour concept is the more important part than it needing to last exactly 24 hours.
Still...the show's called "24". If it's gonna be 12, I don't suppose it'd be too much to ask that the miniseries be renamed? Say, "Half A Day: a Jack Bauer story" or something or other. (Let's face it--we all know who Jack Bauer is--that'll be enough to link it to the 24 universe.) Because given a show called "24"....
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Old August 14 2013, 09:36 PM   #77
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I always thought if they made a long movie out of 24, it should be called "2.4".....
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Old August 14 2013, 10:07 PM   #78
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Yeah the show is still 24 hours of a terror attack, but now they are adding some realism by having only 12 hours be shown.
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Old August 15 2013, 04:18 AM   #79
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I hope it is not a terror attack. They should go back to a smaller scale story, like season 1.
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Old August 15 2013, 04:28 AM   #80
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I hope it is not a terror attack. They should go back to a smaller scale story, like season 1.
They should do an alien invasion!
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Old August 15 2013, 08:40 AM   #81
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Yeah...the problem with making it "small-scale" is--in order to keep viewers interested, each season kinda had to top the last, in a way.



You get the idea. So I like the international angle--like the Die Hards, it's a great way to up the ante without looking ridiculous.
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Old September 12 2013, 01:36 AM   #82
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Kim Raver is in negotiations to reprise her role as Audrey Raines.
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Old September 12 2013, 04:19 AM   #83
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Yeah...the problem with making it "small-scale" is--in order to keep viewers interested, each season kinda had to top the last, in a way.
I don't know, has anyone tried to.. not ramp up the bullshit? I think if they came up with something interesting it wouldn't have had to have been freakin' WMDs every season to keep viewers.
You get the idea. So I like the international angle--like the Die Hards, it's a great way to up the ante without looking ridiculous.
Oh boy yeah that last Die Hard movie was fantastic , they should totally emulate that.
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Old September 12 2013, 08:14 AM   #84
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Yeah...the problem with making it "small-scale" is--in order to keep viewers interested, each season kinda had to top the last, in a way.
I don't think it has to be about topping the last season. If the writing is good, people will watch a show that's already a hit. Look at the piece of crap Dexter's become.

Season four was interesting up until the point of the first "master plan," which turned out to be extremely idotic. Then it turned to to be a diversion for another plan that was a diversion for another plan, and the ultimate goal by the end of the show would've caused way less damage and destruction than the initial fake plan!

Plus the CTU personal side stories just went to pot.
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Old September 12 2013, 05:58 PM   #85
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^ Agreed. That's why I think the shorter series is a good idea. It was obvious in some seasons that they had to pad out the season running time with the CTU/FBI personal crap and plans within plans, twists within twists. A 12 episode season can trim (indeed must trim) out a lot of the excess fat.
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Old September 13 2013, 01:35 AM   #86
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^Like, hopefully, the "Traitor within CTU" trope?
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Old September 13 2013, 12:14 PM   #87
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^Precisely like that!
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Old October 3 2013, 07:10 PM   #88
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Would you Adam and Eve it? Jack Bauer is going to Lahndahn, innit?!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/10/03/24...don-exclusive/
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Old October 4 2013, 05:08 PM   #89
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Kim Raver & William Devane Set For ‘24: Live Another Day’

I'm guessing that Devane's character is probably the current US President.
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Old October 4 2013, 05:22 PM   #90
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Nice. Now bring back Glenn Morshower's Aaron Pierce.
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