I'm watching through 24 on DVD and I'm currently on Season 2. And the series just had a different... "feel" then. It felt a bit more real, a bit more sinister, a bit more "realisticly" based they stretched out the drama a bit more and there's just an inherent "coolnes" with CTU being this elusive, seldom known, agency. "I'm Tony Almeda with CTU." "CTU what is that?" I love 24 but it seems now I'm just in it for the spectacle The insanity of it. The "DAMMIT!"s the tossing of tables by Jack, Bauer-kills, etc. I'd say the change came in Season 4, the season of Marwan's Rube Goldbergian one-day plan of global terror. Season 3 was hit and miss, but there's just a certain "magic" that I think Season 2 and especially Season 1 had. And I feel that getting rid of Palmer as POTUS at the end of S3 was a mistake. They could've kept him around for a couple more seasons as his second term as POTUS. How do you feel about 24's changes over the years? I'd almost rank the seasons in order from "best" to "worst", meaning the show has gotten progressively worse, but I'm almost convinced Season 5 is better than Season 4. So: Season/Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, Day 4, Day 6. Obviously, the jury is still out on Day 7 (current season.) But, of course, all said. Nothing beats Jack when comes to kicking ass! I mean, I still applaud at the end of Hour 1 in Day 2 when he shoots the informant and asks for a hacksaw!