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24: Season 1 (Disc 1 of 6) back to product details

23 fantastic episodes culminating in a big letdown
written by textheavy August 7, 2005 - 3:46 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
My friends refer to 24 as "video crack" because all of us who rented it through GreenCine found ourselves waiting impatiently for the mailman to bring us the next DVD. (One friend couldn't bear to wait over the weekend, and went to Blockbuster to get his fix.)

It's chock full of excellent suspense, politcal intrigue, action, drama, revenge, etc. There are plenty of twists, turns, and nail-biting cliff-hangers.

Unfortunately, the tone of the entire show changes at the end of the last episode, causing me to feel completely let down, and retroactively casting a pall on what had been an incredibly fun experience.

A 17-hour Action Movie
written by BrodiesGirl June 25, 2005 - 5:51 AM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Imagine all the good aspects of an action movie combined with the character development and emotions of a suspense/drama, and you get "24." If made by HBO, "24" would be sure to showcase better actors, more impressive sets, as well as the ability to drop the F-bomb. Yet FOX drops a walloping punch, thanks to Kiefer Sutherlnd and a few select supporting actors.
Sure, "24" is predictable at times, it's even cheesy and shallow at times, but overall it is pure aderenaline fun. The gimmick: each episode is a one-hour segment of Jack Bauer's (Sutherland) life. He is a government agent protecting against plots threatening a presidential candidate as well as threats against his own family. Each episode brings more insane action that the last, ending with cliffhanger after cliffhanger to the very end of the season.
I love the pure addictive fun of this show. I also love that I can finish an entire season in a couple days rather than have to be on edge for weeks wondering what will happen to Jack Bauer next. Thanks, TV on DVD!!!!


(Average 7.59)
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