Archive for the 24 Category

What I learned from 24: Redemption [24]

Posted in 24, North Americana, recaps on November 25, 2008 by jetsamjr


1. Jack Bauer is awesome: He’s a badass and he cares about rescuing child soldiers in Africa, even when said child soldiers are annoying idiots who go out of their way to endanger themselves. (And thank Jesus he hasn’t ditched his trademark “Dammit!” – I heard him sneak one in right at the end, and it was bliss. Oh, how I have missed that cuss.)

2. Never take on Jack Bauer in a gunfight. While it is physically impossible to land a shot on him, he will effortlessly hit you every time he pulls the trigger. It is only possible to survive a gunfight with Jack Bauer if you are a child.

3. Everyone who Jack Bauer cares about even in the slightest ends up dead. Do not befriend him! It is only possible to survive Jack Bauer’s friendship if you are a child.

4. Season seven might actually be good.


Jack Bauer: child-saver [24]

Posted in 24, North Americana, spoilerama on October 14, 2008 by jetsamjr

E! gives a rundown on what you need to know about the upcoming telemovie 24: Redemption, premiering November 23. Apparently it’s “the story of Jack versus Juma and Jonas” (that’s a lotta Js), the latter two being a pair of nogoodniks who deal in child soldiers.

Even Jack Bauer has to take a piss every now and then [24]

Posted in 24, news, North Americana on July 30, 2008 by jetsamjr

Most people stopped wondering when Jack Bauer finds time to eat/sleep/pee after 24‘s first season. But some people are still fixated on the lavatorial habits of a fictional character, forcing Keifer Sutherland to explain at Comic-Con that Jack goes to the toilet when he’s offscreen, like, der. Now can we please get over this already?

Speaking of 24, Mary Lynn Ricecube (and her surprisingly hot baby-daddy) gave birth to a baby boy a few days ago. Aww!


White man is black Africans’ only hope! [24]

Posted in 24, North Americana, spoilerama, video on July 19, 2008 by jetsamjr

… at least, that’s the message that emerges from the first trailer for the upcoming 24 telemovie:

Honestly, aside from its inclusion of President Cherry Jones this trailer leaves me feeling kind of cold… though maybe I’ll have changed my mind by the time it premieres in November.

[Via TV Tattle]

Jack Bauer goes into Exile [24]

Posted in 24, North Americana, spoilerama on July 15, 2008 by jetsamjr

Maybe this is old news and you’ve heard it before, and you’ll read it again here and be like “OMG, this news is so two weeks ago” and feel incredibly smug, kind of like I feel when I read blogs that post old news as new news, but whatever:

The upcoming 24 telemovie will be officially titled 24: Exile, and be set on the day of new President Cherry Jones’s swearing in. Dramatic! Do you think its plot will somehow involve the theme of… exile?

[Link, via TV Tattle]

Potato famine [24]

Posted in 24, news, North Americana, spoilerama on July 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

When Chloe O’Brian made her 24 debut in season three I thought she was an annoying potato face. I still think Chloe is a potato face, but she’s since become my all-time favourite 24 character of all time. Seriously, if they ever kill her off, I will stop watching forever.

Anyway, Mary Lynn Rajskub is pregnant and ready to pop (look: here she is firing a gun in anticipation of giving birth!) (also, her baby-daddy is surprisingly hot!), so unfortunately there won’t be much Chloe-time in 24’s seventh season, and she won’t appear in the upcoming telemovie at all. Rats! But it’s not all bad: her dry and charming husband Morris (playing with lugubrious panache by Carlo Rota) will step in to fill the void. But does he have the skills necessary to upload the schematics of every single building in LA to Jack’s PDA?


David Palmer: the original Barack Obama [24]

Posted in 24, news, North Americana on July 3, 2008 by jetsamjr

Dennis Haysbert reckons that his portrayal of the POTUS in 24 a few seasons back paved the way for presidential candidate Barack Obama, who you may have noticed is also black.

The fact that Haysbert’s character David Palmer was assassinated at the beginning of season five makes the comparison sort of… awkward.