24 - Season 4

24 - Season 4

4.3 14
Director: Brad Turner, Bryan Spicer, Jon Cassar, Ken Girotti

Cast: Brad Turner, Bryan Spicer, Jon Cassar, Ken Girotti

     
 
Season 4 of the wildly successful "real time" adventure series 24 begins some 18 months at the end of Season 3. John Keeler (Geoff Pierson) has succeeded David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) as President of the United States, and the new Secretary of Defense is James Heller (

Overview

Season 4 of the wildly successful "real time" adventure series 24 begins some 18 months at the end of Season 3. John Keeler (Geoff Pierson) has succeeded David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) as President of the United States, and the new Secretary of Defense is James Heller (William Devane) -- who is also the new boss of crack CTU agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). One of Heller's first moves is to reunite Jack with his old nemesis Erin Driscoll (Alberta Watson), now the head of the CTU. Unbeknownst to most of the principal characters, Jack is in love with Heller's daughter (and policy assistant) Audrey Raines (Kim Raver), this despite the fact that Audrey is still legally married to estranged husband Paul (James Frain). Outside of Jack Bauer and President Keeler, the only series character from season three to return as a regular in season four is CTU tech analyst Chloe O'Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub); the rest of the cast is virtually brand-new. The "day" that comprises the fourth season begins, typically, with a nailbiting crisis, when James Heller and his daughter Audrey are captured by a terrorist group headed by Habib Marwan (Arnold Vosloo), who has already set a fiendish master plan in motion with a train bombing in the US. It soon develops that the abduction of Heller and Audrey is but a subterfuge to allow an enemy stealth bomber to blow up Air Force One and eliminate the President -- and ultimately to gain control of a nuclear warhead that will destroy a major US city. Making matters worse, there is a turncoat in the ranks of the CTU -- and without giving the game away, it can be noted that CTU agent Sarah Gavin (Lana Parilla) tumbles to the mole's identity before Jack Bauer does. As the tension mounts, Paul Raines is seriously wounded saving Jack during a covert mission, which "ices" Jack's relationship with Audrey; a shattering personal tragedy forces Erin Driscoll to resign from her post in mid-season; there is dissension in the terrorist ranks during a concerted effort to trigger nuclear meltdowns in six different cities; the seldom-used 25th Amendment is invoked to change Presidents in midstream; and an old enemy of Jack's from the series' first two seasons appears virtually out of nowhere to make a terrible situation far worse than could ever be imagined! Clearly, the fourth season of 24 drew inspiration from the headlines of the day, notably the controversial treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. The series also was attacked by certain special-interest groups for making several of the villains Arabs, or of Arab descent. And of course, there were those who carped that the series' notion of "real time" (each episode consisted of a single uninterrupted hour in the same day) resulted in some rather ludicrous lapses of logic. But 24 was as big a hit in the ratings throughout its fourth season as it had been all along. Oh...and to reveal any more about the various and sundry plot twists, and the shocks and surprises, would be unthinkable.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A model of careful craftsmanship and arguably the best dramatic series on network TV today, 24 reinvents itself to a certain degree every year, and that process made the 2004-5 season perhaps the best yet. Beginning some 18 months after the tumult depicted in Season 3, Season 4 finds counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) working outside the system once again and racing the clock to save the country from a devastating terrorist attack. As usual, Bauer's eventful day -- depicted in 24 hour-long episodes that unfold in "real time" -- begins with a crisis and metastasizes into a catastrophe. The previously discredited operative, secretly in love with a cabinet member's daughter (new series regular Kim Raver), is pressed into service to foil a localized terrorist attack that actually presages a massive assault on the government, coordinated by terrorist mastermind Habib Marwan (guest star Arnold Vosloo, infinitely more frightening than he was in the feature films as The Mummy). In keeping with 24's tradition of interpolating more intimate subplots, the fourth season reunites, at least in CTU's situation room, newly minted supervisor Michelle Dessler (Reiko Ayleworth) and her disgraced husband, ex-agent Tony Almeida (Carlo Bernard), who's been pardoned temporarily so that he can lend assistance. Obviously, there are more twists and turns than we can or should describe, but suffice to say that the show's writers, directors, and actors are all at the top of their respective games. Oh, sure, there are the predictable gaffes with regard to timing (is it really possible to traverse lengthy, car-choked L.A. boulevards in a matter of minutes?), but on balance this season of the popular thriller manages even better than its illustrious predecessors to keep viewers on the edges of their seats. It gets our highest recommendation.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2005
UPC:
0024543217800
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
17:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive season 5 prequel Bridging Seasons 4 & 5; Cast/crew commentary on selected episodes; 39 deleted scenes with optional audio commentary; 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes; "24: Conspiracy" cell phone mobisodes; Music video & more

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kiefer Sutherland Actor
Arnold Vosloo Habib Marwan
Cameron Bancroft Lee Castle
David Andriole John Hansen
Geoffrey Pierson Actor,John Keeler
Gregory Itzin Charles Logan
John Allen Nelson Walt Cummings
Jude Ciccolella Mike Novick
Lana Parrilla Sarah Gavin
Roger R. Cross Curtis Manning
Tony Plana Omar
Anthony Azizi Rafique
James Frain Paul Raines
James Morrison Bill Buchanan
Kiran Rao Hikmat
Mesan Richardson Simmons
Nestor Serrano Navi Araz
Thomas Vincent Kelly Dr. Benson,Surgeon
Tim Griffin Agent Baron
William Devane Actor,James Heller
Alberta Watson Actress
Amy Benedict Laurie Hansen
Brent Briscoe Doug
Christopher B. Duncan Spector
Keith Szarabajka Robert Morrison
Logan Marshall-Green Richard Heller
Matt Gallini Mahnesh
Navid Negahban Abdullah
Richard Marcus Forbes
Rick Garcia News Reporter
Roxanne Day Jen Slater
Vic Chao Agent McCallan
Albie Selznick John Reiss
Angela Goethals Maya Driscoll
Cliff Weissman Chief Mechanic
Dan Lundy Rescue Worker
Diego Serrano Agent Solarz
Gary Weeks CTU Agent Dalton
Gwendoline Yeo Melissa Raab
James McCauley Officer Bill Dodson
Kim Raver Actress
Mark Thompson Heller Kidnap Reporter
Nancy Linehan Charles Lucy Stiles
Nicholas Guilak Yosik Khatami
Patrick Kilpatrick Dale Spaulding
Thomas Tofel Maurice Landstrass
Tim Kelleher Greg Merfield
Alex Skuby Sergeant Dennis McGrath
Andrew Putney Driver
Annie LaRussa Jeannie Paige
Assaf Cohen Yassir
Carmen Molinari Meg
Dariush Kashani Ali
Dennis Haysbert David Palmer
J. Patrick McCormack Robert Franklin
Jeff Griggs Brody
Mary Lynn Rajskub Actress
Michael P. Lugar Pilot
Robert Cicchini Howard Bern
Robertson Dean Henry Powell
Zilah Mendoza Farah

Technical Credits
Brad Turner Director
Bryan Spicer Director
Jon Cassar Director
Ken Girotti Director
Kevin Hooks Director
Rodney Charters Director
Tim Iacofano Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 24: Season Four
1. Main Titles/Train Wreck [:18]
2. Turkish Connection [3:06]
3. Good Morning [2:36]
4. Teenage Rebellion [4:30]
5. Positioning Code [1:09]
6. Old Stomping Ground [2:39]
7. Lending a Hand [4:36]
8. Difference of Opinion [:52]
9. Lucky Escape [3:15]
10. Time Discrepancy [4:01]
11. Novel Technique [3:49]
12. Real Target/End Titles [1:50]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Security Alert [3:26]
3. On the Run [2:44]
4. Sticking to the Plan [4:18]
5. Reinstated [1:47]
6. Special Delivery [2:28]
7. Tight Leash [2:47]
8. Back in the Field [:35]
9. Spotted [4:09]
10. The Secretary's Son [4:11]
11. Track 3 [:14]
12. Netcast/End Titles [3:07]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. No Longer Cooperating [3:49]
3. Forced to Sign [4:52]
4. Uncomfortable [2:01]
5. Strange Behavior [1:15]
6. Too Much Information [1:30]
7. Dear Old Dad [3:32]
8. Taking Care of Business [2:05]
9. Convincing Arguments [:57]
10. New Face [2:20]
11. Disoriented [5:37]
12. Tricked/End Titles [1:19]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Armed Robbery [3:19]
3. Pipeline [2:41]
4. Eaves Dropping [4:00]
5. Faking It [2:20]
6. One Moe Hostage [2:40]
7. Teatime [2:52]
8. Spying on Each Other [2:34]
9. Plan B [1:34]
10. Getaway [3:17]
11. Pulling Rank [3:55]
12. Stopped Cold/End Titles [8:04]
Disc #2 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. No Other Option [2:46]
3. Solemn Pact [3:23]
4. Level Three [4:19]
5. Taking the Bullet [1:51]
6. Doctoring the Evidence [:46]
7. Apb [1:40]
8. Suicide Mission [4:53]
9. Off the Meds [:37]
10. Tough Choice [4:11]
11. Worried Mom [2:29]
12. Orders/End Titles [:15]
1. Recap [:02]
2. Main Titles/Going In [2:08]
3. Breakout [4:51]
4. Aftermath [5:53]
5. Unexpected Visitor [1:12]
6. The Empty Briefcase [2:33]
7. Flesh and Blood [2:12]
8. Good News, Bad News [2:09]
9. Third Degree [1:56]
10. Breakup [2:55]
11. Self Defense [3:10]
12. Override/End Titles [3:56]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. Override [3:40]
3. Mole [3:13]
4. Frantic [:41]
5. So Many Lies [2:13]
6. Pretty Confident [3:06]
7. Free to Go [3:24]
8. Running for Their Lives [3:22]
9. Allergic Reaction [1:05]
10. Compromised [1:37]
11. To the Rescue! [2:53]
12. Corrupted/End Titles [1:42]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. Lifesaver [3:30]
3. Taking Charge [3:03]
4. Setting the Trap [2:33]
5. Safe House [2:46]
6. Planting the Story [1:08]
7. Flushing Out the Mole [2:46]
8. Not Guilty! [2:37]
9. Repaying a Debt [2:32]
10. Lending a Hand [:21]
11. Nailed [4:09]
12. Grounded/End Titles [2:28]
Disc #3 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Ready to Blow [3:37]
3. Adultery [1:49]
4. Going for Help [3:56]
5. Full Meltdown [1:31]
6. Cornering the Suspect [:24]
7. Uncle Naseem [3:47]
8. Leverage [3:05]
9. Fallout [3:33]
10. Good News, Bad News [4:30]
11. East Garage [1:22]
12. Trapped/End Titles [5:03]
1. Recap/Main Titles [5:08]
2. Up to Speed [1:38]
3. Bargaining Chip [1:19]
4. Down the Chute [1:23]
5. Back to Work [5:38]
6. Head Quarters [4:56]
7. Family Ties [3:20]
8. Heading to the Hotel [:09]
9. False Pretenses [2:48]
10. Tit for Tat [1:21]
11. Securing the Files [2:01]
12. Not Talking/End Titles [:05]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:14]
2. Looking for Answers [1:46]
3. Fighting Back [:45]
4. Washed ID [3:24]
5. Naming Names [1:59]
6. Loose on the Floor [1:26]
7. Putting the Pressure On [2:58]
8. Closing In [2:19]
9. Acting Out [1:28]
10. Needle in a Haystack [3:34]
11. Win/Lose [3:55]
12. Smart Move/End Titles [:50]
1. Recap/Main Titles [5:08]
2. Deep Gratitude [2:56]
3. Distracted [4:24]
4. Relieved of Duty [2:25]
5. The Insider [1:33]
6. Overwhelmed [2:25]
7. Staying a Step Ahead [1:22]
8. Rough Transition [2:40]
9. On Task [:30]
10. Activated [1:11]
11. Emp [1:05]
12. Trapped/End Titles [4:11]
Disc #4 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [4:00]
2. The Printout [:26]
3. Personal Conflict [3:05]
4. Search and Destroy [2:53]
5. American [4:24]
6. Nobody Listens [2:26]
7. Engaging the Enemy [1:50]
8. Part of the Solution [3:58]
9. Drawing Them In [5:25]
10. Fighting Fire With Fire [:16]
11. Clear [2:30]
12. A Debt Paid/End Titles [1:57]
1. Recap/Main Titles [2:20]
2. Contingency Plans [3:02]
3. Squeezed [:38]
4. Undercover [1:15]
5. Recalled [5:16]
6. Without a Net [2:34]
7. Convincing [4:10]
8. Good to Go [3:38]
9. Distraught [2:35]
10. Into the Tunnel [:07]
11. Click [3:32]
12. Thumbs Up/End Titles [6:14]
1. Recap/Main Titles [2:10]
2. Mechanical Trouble [1:00]
3. Creating a Distraction [2:47]
4. Underling [5:11]
5. Applying Pressure [2:52]
6. Cleared for Takeoff [4:05]
7. Vital Information [1:55]
8. Decision Time [4:52]
9. Final Instructions [1:21]
10. Exchange [2:21]
11. Crossed Lines [1:51]
12. On the Move/End Titles [2:10]
1. Recap/Main Titles [3:20]
2. In the Air [1:45]
3. Raid! [2:38]
4. Paralyzed [3:04]
5. It's a Match [2:17]
6. Equal to the Task [:38]
7. Impersonator [4:01]
8. Covering for a Friend [3:09]
9. External Hard Drive [3:23]
10. A Near Certainty [:13]
11. Patched Through [3:31]
12. Air-to-Air/End Titles [:06]
Disc #5 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap [1:52]
2. Main Titles/Down [3:07]
3. Status Unclear [3:06]
4. Camping in the Desert [1:00]
5. Critical Condition [2:16]
6. Nuclear Football [4:02]
7. Running [:48]
8. Splitting Up [6:45]
9. Hide-and-Seek [:54]
10. Dropping the Ball [2:57]
11. Missing Pages [3:57]
12. Sworn In/End Titles [1:10]
1. Recap/Main Titles [3:21]
2. In Transit [1:28]
3. A Stupid Mistake [3:21]
4. Into the Bunker [4:15]
5. On Point [1:43]
6. At the Marina [1:54]
7. Missing Warhead [4:12]
8. Ex-Marine [3:32]
9. On Hold [3:51]
10. Court Order [1:32]
11. Weighing In [1:55]
12. Broken/End Titles [2:03]
1. Recap/Main Titles [4:55]
2. Running Out of Time [3:01]
3. The Package [3:09]
4. Heads Up [2:50]
5. Schematic [2:40]
6. To the American People [4:31]
7. Blown [3:29]
8. No Idea [1:36]
9. A Real Leader [3:44]
10. Reconfiguration [2:20]
11. In the Field [2:04]
12. Agent O'Brian [2:38]
1. Recap [2:09]
2. Main Titles/Full Proxy [4:48]
3. Freelance Operator [1:24]
4. Together [2:19]
5. The Political Approach [4:10]
6. A Sticky Situation [1:02]
7. Not Fast Enough [2:22]
8. Sovereign Territory [3:37]
9. Back Into Surgery [2:01]
10. In Writing [4:32]
11. Deniability [1:44]
12. Gone/End Titles [2:06]
Disc #6 -- 24: Season Four
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. Incendiary Situation [4:29]
3. Implausible Deniability [:23]
4. Change of Schedule [1:24]
5. Serious Accusation [2:53]
6. A Dirty Business [2:33]
7. Unmasked [2:27]
8. Third Location [:40]
9. Disbelief [2:30]
10. Slowing Things Down [2:08]
11. One Last Question [5:24]
12. Too Late/End Titles [1:02]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. One Dimensional [4:29]
3. The Secretary's Son [:23]
4. Lost Him [1:24]
5. Decisive [2:53]
6. Starting Over [2:33]
7. Next in Line [2:27]
8. No More Coddling [:40]
9. Quite a Show [2:30]
10. Talking it Over [2:08]
11. Cutting it Close [5:24]
12. Hostage/End Titles [1:02]
1. Recap/Main Titles [:02]
2. A Hitch [3:55]
3. Love or Die [:32]
4. ReDeployment [1:30]
5. Nice Neighbors [1:30]
6. International Incident [2:48]
7. Gone [2:59]
8. Disaster Management [:38]
9. Play it Again [2:54]
10. Bloody Footprints [:05]
11. Professionals [2:24]
12. On a Slow Boat/End Titles [2:48]
1. Recap [:02]
2. Main Titles/Immunity [1:31]
3. Giving Chase [1:52]
4. More Than One Option [1:41]
5. Nuclear Target [6:18]
6. Hello/Goodbye [3:38]
7. The Bottom Line [:10]
8. Hear No Evil [3:29]
9. Friendly Warning [1:27]
10. Lockdown [2:51]
11. Wanted: Dead or Alive [2:05]
12. An Honor/End Titles [1:09]

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24 - Season 4 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
24 is, inarguably, one of the best drama's on television and Fox should learn to not let greatness be. While Day Four was very intertaining (and has a direct link to the upcoming Day Six), the influence of netowrk focus groups and second guessing are unmistakable. Witness Curtis' frequent reminders that "If Jack doesn't find X we're not going to be able to stop the bomb." Yeah. We know. That's why we're watching. Why Fox feels then need to treat viewers like idiots is a question that may never be answered. Thankfully, they took a much more lasse faire attitude toward Day Five (arguably the best yet). Here's hoping Day Six is everything we hope it will be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredible, this season combines everything that was good in all 3 previous seasons, makes it better and adds so more. This is one of the best shows on TV, and this season is the best of them yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never seen any 24 until the last couple episodes of this season, but my GOD were they amazing! This is likely the most unpredictable show I've seen yet, and even within the span of a few episodes I got to know the characters, to like them and to sympathize with them. Evey time without fail it got my brother and I to literally clutch the edges of our seats. The ending was just plain stunning. Buy and watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best show on television. Period. The only other show even close to its quality is Lost. Boo Emmys for not giving 24 the credit it has deserved for four straight years!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was recommended to 24 by a friend. Hesitantly, I decided I'd spent my gift certificate from Barnes and Nobles on the first season of 24. Looking at the back cover, I was a bit worried. How can a simple plot about a CTU agent's kidnapped family and terrorist attacks be the start of a series worth all this hype? I asked my friend and he told me it was more than that. That there were intricate plots and subplots and that it was plain addictive. The show is realistic in that it shows detailed paths to thwarting terrorist attacks in the US. Everything about the show is quality. And every simple plot seems to be more elaborate and detailed. All the while, each season builds up history with characters and everything is unexpected and unpredictable. Who will die this season? What will happen to this character? Who are the new characters? What's the threat? Will Jack fail somehow this season? Who will die? What will CTU look like? Will it be the same as last season? He said I must start from season one and by the time I get to the fifth season one will feel like your personal history ages ago with Jack Bauer, the most badass character ever. A few months later and here I am awaiting the fifth season's release on DVD on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. I've scavenged iTunes and decided to just wait until the fifth season DVD comes out and watch all that before the sixth airs on TV in January. 24 is the best show I've watched. I wouldn't have asked for the fourth season to be much better, just because I liked the way it ended and feel it's like myself. I don't regret anything I've done because it has made me who I am today. That said, the fourth season had some technical issues. Unlike the previous seasons, the fourth wasn't as focused or centralized. This made for a disorganized season. Some of what happened was repetitive and same things that have happened before in previous seasons. A mole in CTU, a relationship in the office, a terrorist taking hostage or trading, the President signing clemency to terrorists just so that same terrorist can unrealistically come back the next season (I assume). Why would a terrorist come back for more once he or she was freed of everything? Who’s guilty? Someone thought to be guilty, but not? A terrorist attack that can cause a war between nations. Publicity and how it affects politics. These are just a few of the recurring themes to the show. I realize though, that there is only a limited amount of original material and that to keep a reasonable amount of characters, huge plots wouldn’t work. What makes 24 good is the action and quality. I felt season four took elements from every season before it and combined them for more than one terrorist attack. I kept waiting for some grandiose plot to tie it all together like a terrorist trying to blow up the world or something. I did feel this season also explained a little too much. Part of the fun is figuring out these things on your own and they kept wasting time to explain. I found myself doing homework in parts. Will someone’s emotions prevent them from doing the job? Are they capable of running things with other things going on? What about breaking protocol to get the job done. More and more themes. Those who call 24 a gimmick though, are stupid. It’s just an original show. Should I call everyday life TV shows a gimmick? Should I call reality TV a gimmick? 24 is its own type of show and I won’t debate on whether it’s a gimmick. Season four isn’t the best of the seasons yet, but you still have to watch it. The ending is amazing like always, ending slightly abruptly, always making you want more. Things were lose in the fourth season and subplots and plots weren't returned to (Behrooz Araz) just because time didn't allow for it. Still exciting and even if it isn't the best of the 24 seasons, it's a way better season of TV than most shows. 24 is the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
TV really hasn't much to offer anymore, but this series is the exception. The fourth season kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, and I anxiously awaited the next week to see the next episode. I am excitedly awaiting season 5! It certainly is nice to see the "good guys" win and the bad guys get what they deserve. And I love it that the ACLU/peacnik types get kicked in the butt like they deserve!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such an exciting and addicting program. We can't seem to get enough, all the twist and turns it takes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was recommended to 24 by a friend. Hesitantly, I decided I'd spent my gift certificate from Barnes and Nobles on the first season of 24. Looking at the back cover, I was a bit worried. How can a simple plot about a CTU agent's kidnapped family and terrorist attacks be the start of a series worth all this hype? I asked my friend and he told me it was more than that. That there were intricate plots and subplots and that it was plain addictive. The show is realistic in that it shows detailed paths to thwarting terrorist attacks in the US. Everything about the show is quality. And every simple plot seems to be more elaborate and detailed. All the while, each season builds up history with characters and everything is unexpected and unpredictable. Who will die this season? What will happen to this character? Who are the new characters? What's the threat? Will Jack fail somehow this season? Who will die? What will CTU look like? Will it be the same as last season? He said I must start from season one and by the time I get to the fifth season one will feel like your personal history ages ago with Jack Bauer, the most badass character ever. A few months later and here I am awaiting the fifth season's release on DVD on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. I've scavenged iTunes and decided to just wait until the fifth season DVD comes out and watch all that before the sixth airs on TV in January. 24 is the best show I've watched. I wouldn't have asked for the fourth season to be much better, just because I liked the way it ended and feel it's like myself. I don't regret anything I've done because it has made me who I am today. That said, the fourth season had some technical issues. Unlike the previous seasons, the fourth wasn't as focused or centralized. This made for a disorganized season. Some of what happened was repetitive and same things that have happened before in previous seasons. A mole in CTU, a relationship in the office, a terrorist taking hostage or trading, the President signing clemency to terrorists just so that same terrorist can unrealistically come back the next season (I assume). Why would a terrorist come back for more once he or she was freed of everything? Who’s guilty? Someone thought to be guilty, but not? A terrorist attack that can cause a war between nations. Publicity and how it affects politics. These are just a few of the recurring themes to the show. I realize though, that there is only a limited amount of original material and that to keep a reasonable amount of characters, huge plots wouldn’t work. What makes 24 good is the action and quality. I felt season four took elements from every season before it and combined them for more than one terrorist attack. I kept waiting for some grandiose plot to tie it all together like a terrorist trying to blow up the world or something. I did feel this season also explained a little too much. Part of the fun is figuring out these things on your own and they kept wasting time to explain. I found myself doing homework in parts. Will someone’s emotions prevent them from doing the job? Are they capable of running things with other things going on? What about breaking protocol to get the job done. More and more themes. Those who call 24 a gimmick though, are stupid. It’s just an original show. Should I call everyday life TV shows a gimmick? Should I call reality TV a gimmick? 24 is its on type of show and I won’t debate on whether it’s a gimmick. Season four isn’t the best of the seasons yet, but you still have to watch it. 24 is the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
24 is the best show on tv. I started on season 4. then i rented season 1-3 and finished them within a month! thats 3 full days of tv in less than a month! The most addicting show ever! I got all my friends and family hooked too! No matter how old you are from 10-100, this show is for you! Im 15, i love it, my brother is 12, he loves it, and both my parents love it! Its unbaleivable! If your not watching it, start watching it! Any questions? Instant message me at "Shluffy04".-Paranoid 24 genius(Logan)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was recommended to 24 by a friend. Hesitantly, I decided I'd spent my gift certificate from Barnes and Nobles on the first season of 24. Looking at the back cover, I was a bit worried. How can a simple plot about a CTU agent's kidnapped family and terrorist attacks be the start of a series worth all this hype? I asked my friend and he told me it was more than that. That there were intricate plots and subplots and that it was plain addictive. The show is realistic in that it shows detailed paths to thwarting terrorist attacks in the US. Everything about the show is quality. And every simple plot seems to be more elaborate and detailed. All the while, each season builds up history with characters and everything is unexpected and unpredictable. Who will die this season? What will happen to this character? What will CTU look like? Will it be the same as last season? He said I must start from season one and by the time I get to the fifth season one will feel like your personal history ages ago with Jack Bauer, the most badass character ever. A few months later and here I am awaiting the fifth season's release on DVD on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. I've scavenged iTunes and decided to just wait until the fifth season DVD comes out and watch all that before the sixth airs on TV in January. 24 is the best show I've watched. I wouldn't have asked for the fourth season to be much better, just because I liked the way it ended and feel it's like myself. I don't regret anything I've done because it has made me who I am today. That said, the fourth season had some technical issues. Unlike the previous seasons, the fourth wasn't as focused or centralized. This made for a disorganized season. Some of what happened was repetitive and same things that have happened before in previous seasons. A mole in CTU, a relationship in the office, a terrorist taking hostage or trading, the President signing clemency to terrorists just so that same terrorist can unrealistically come back the next season (I assume). Why would a terrorist come back for more once he or she was freed of everything? Who’s guilty? Someone thought to be guilty, but not? A terrorist attack that can cause a war between nations. Publicity and how it affects politics. These are just a few of the recurring themes to the show. I realize though, that there is only a limited amount of original material and that to keep a reasonable amount of characters, huge plots wouldn’t work. What makes 24 good is the action and quality. I felt season four took elements from every season before it and combined them for more than one terrorist attack. I kept waiting for some grandiose plot to tie it all together like a terrorist trying to blow up the world or something. I did feel this season also explained a little too much. Part of the fun is figuring out these things on your own and they kept wasting time to explain. I found myself doing homework in parts. Will someone’s emotions prevent them from doing the job? Are they capable of running things with other things going on? What about breaking protocol to get the job done. More and more themes. Those who call 24 a gimmick though, are stupid. It’s just an original show. Should I call everyday life TV shows a gimmick? Should I call reality TV a gimmick? 24 is its on type of show and I won’t debate on whether it’s a gimmick. Season four isn’t the best of the seasons yet, but you still have to watch it. 24 is the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a well-conceived and fast-paced show that actually does make you sit on the edge of the proverbial seat, if you take Jack Bauer's character out of it and if choose to keep it then replace Keifer with someone else and re-write Jack's character. The show will still be as fast-paced and as appealing if the producers refrain from using examples of gratuitous violence, gross violations of civil liberties and unimpeachable decision-making power of a federal field agent who is not even that high up the chain of command to make 10% of the decisions he makes in this show. For one, enhanced plausibility of what we see on the screen would never hurt. In addition, any show produced by major networks, in my opinion, should attempt to create at least a somewhat credible picture of the work federal agents do and not portray them as rogues and loose canons, which is the effect that this show produces and which is likely to make many Americans who have never interfaced with federal agents believe that some of what we see on 24 might actually be the federal government's MO.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of 24 since day 1 and have enjoyed watching it on tv as well as DVD, but one gripe I have always had are the trite sub plots that always seem to bubble up. Thankfully this year we didn't have to deal with Kim Bauer (Elisha Cuthbert), but the subplots surrounding Sarah Gavin, Erin Driscoll and President Logan were ridiculous. Sarah got fired for demanding something that could have waited, Erin was sent home for valid reasons, but what it did to serve the plot I have no idea and President Logan deciding to arrest Jack was laugh out loud stupid. Looking forward to seeing Kiefer Sutherland in the upcoming Secret Service Thriller "The Sentinel"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This season had to be the best yet. Kidnapping the Secretary of Defense and Jack comes to the rescue. A terrorist who is loose all 24 hours and you don't what is to become of him until the last hour. A nuclear bomb on US soil is launched. Air Force One is shot down and the president is in critical condition. A defense contractor gone bad. Finally Jack Baeur's life comes in question with the Chinese.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago