Wednesday, April 21, 2010

24/8

Jack Bauer finally meets his perfect woman. She actually loves torture more than he does. Last time around, he shot her in the neck and buried her alive - but she forgave him because he was undercover – and she was perfectly fine after an hour or so with just a bandaid on her neck and no pain, and they were hopelessly in love (unconsummated until recently, just a minute before the sniper shot her). During the current 24-hour segment (the 8th), she was so distracted taking vengeance stabbing on her old boyfriend (pumped up after cutting off that other dude’s thumb) that when cohort Jack came in she stabbed him too – right in the stomach!! But it was totally OK with him, and an hour later he is fully recovered with just a bandage and doesn't even seem to be in pain. Click the fuzzy thumbnail (a symbolic one, thankfully) for a hilarious fakebook status entry for Renee's character. That is 24 World. More impossible than than the most outlandish daytime soap opera, or even LOST.

We watch this show like a train wreck. I swear, the plot is so silly and outrageous, I think they might be making it up as they go. Yes, I know... it's a rightwing favorite with rightwing writers, but they have had many sympathetic characters that you would not expect from the political right, even progressive Presidents and well-meaning Muslims.

If you can look at it expecting the ridiculous, then it can be enjoyable and fun. I think the most outrageous character from this season (day) is the hillbilly white trash Russian mole at CTU.

After each episode of 24, I go and read Dave Barry, where there will be live-blogging that sums up the mood fo the show perfectly. I found the Facebook Renee on this blog, where there is plenty of worthy 24 homage.

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Everyone needs at least one guilty pleasure. I don't judge you.

Blueberry said...

I've got many more than one. ;-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I just bet you do, LOL!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i love that show..yes i know im a bleeding heart liberal and if i knew somone in my country was doing a jack bauer on someone i'd have a stroke..haha..go jack