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Old February 6 2014, 06:02 PM   #166
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Re: 24 returns as limited series

How many of the Super Bowl commercials did it take before you realized it was advertising 24? I figured it out on the second one, when you could hear the faint clock beep in the background. Exciting!
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Old February 6 2014, 06:04 PM   #167
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I saw the first one on Facebook before the Super Bowl, so I already knew the format. No mystery there.
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Old February 7 2014, 05:30 PM   #168
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I am insanely up for this, 24 has the advantage that, whilst it had its poor patches, generally the quality was pretty high throughout the run so it doesn't feel as much of a tired format that doesn't need to come back as it really should after 8 seasons. Plus, Jack Bauer Vs. Exploding London just screams awesome. Indeed, the only thing that would have made it better if it had been Jack riding a dinosaur rather than Optimus Prime doing it.

if this limited series revival works, I wonder what other old shows might be a good fit for the same format? I certainly think it'd be a better way to bring back (and finish) The X-Files than another film would be. Mind, that's a show where everyone except the die hard fans (like, erm, me) was sick of it by the end so it might not be so eagerly received.
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Old February 7 2014, 09:58 PM   #169
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Limited is the BEST way to do 24. Kinda prevents the whole 24 hours gimmick, but they really NEED to write the whole story down before they start filming, otherwise it becomes a mess, and with 3-4 plots that follow up on each other, but don't flow. Rube-Goldbergian-style.

Season 1 was much tighter than follow-up seasons, and by season 4, the wheels really started to come off on that. Just saying the plot out loud is enough to frustrate you, can't imagine the guy trying to plan THAT attack...

By having a shorter run, and more time, hopefully they tighten it back up and tell a good story!
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Old February 11 2014, 10:59 PM   #170
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Old February 11 2014, 11:09 PM   #171
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Limited is the BEST way to do 24. Kinda prevents the whole 24 hours gimmick, but they really NEED to write the whole story down before they start filming, otherwise it becomes a mess, and with 3-4 plots that follow up on each other, but don't flow. Rube-Goldbergian-style.

Season 1 was much tighter than follow-up seasons, and by season 4, the wheels really started to come off on that. Just saying the plot out loud is enough to frustrate you, can't imagine the guy trying to plan THAT attack...
Kidnap the secretary of defense and broadcast his live execution as a diversion to upload a virus that gains computer access to every nuclear power plant in the country which is a diversion to steal a stealth fighter to shoot down Air Force One so you can get the football and launch one nuclear missile at Los Angeles even though melting down every nuclear power plant would've done much more damage in the first place.

The first 13 episodes of season 1 were really tight. The first 10 or so episodes of season 4 were really tight until the nuclear power plant reveal.

This show never had enough plot to fill out 24 episodes, which is how you got all these stupid subplots with family members that do stupid things and bring the storyline to a grinding halt, like the psycho daughter who managed to kill herself even though she was the only patient at the CTU infirmary.
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Old February 12 2014, 01:32 AM   #172
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Hell, even the first several episodes of Season 6 were great until after the nuke went off and they ran out of interesting ideas and it turned into a huge clusterfuck. I definitely agree that the 12 episode format should cut out most of the extraneous crap and make things much tighter and dramatic. Maybe there will only be three moles and one President this time instead of six and two.
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Old February 12 2014, 05:05 AM   #173
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Hell, even the first several episodes of Season 6 were great until after the nuke went off and they ran out of interesting ideas and it turned into a huge clusterfuck. I definitely agree that the 12 episode format should cut out most of the extraneous crap and make things much tighter and dramatic. Maybe there will only be three moles and one President this time instead of six and two.
To save time, Jack Bauer will be both the President AND the mole.
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Old February 12 2014, 05:17 AM   #174
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^ Jack as President. I DARE them to try that.
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Old February 12 2014, 06:15 AM   #175
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^ Jack as President. I DARE them to try that.
Well he'd definitely have one way of responding to filibusters.
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Old February 12 2014, 04:34 PM   #176
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Playing the widow of a terrorist. Wonder if he died by beheading?
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Old February 12 2014, 08:57 PM   #177
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Playing the widow of a terrorist. Wonder if he died by beheading?
Jack had better not go to any weddings with her this year.
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Old February 12 2014, 09:30 PM   #178
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Jack Bauer marries Catelyn Stark and thus the unluckiest family of all time is created.
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Old February 23 2014, 05:59 AM   #179
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^ Jack as President. I DARE them to try that.
Been done.
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Old February 24 2014, 07:15 AM   #180
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Saw the add for it during the Daytona 500 to night. all I can say is Fuck yeah!

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