|Frederick King Keller||Director|
|Paul W. Shapiro||Director|
24: Season 1 available in DVD
Federal agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is having a very bad day in this unique, action-packed drama series in which events unfold in real time and the entire season takes place within one 24-hour day. Bauer is the director of the Counter Terrorist Unit in Los Angeles. He's also a married man who is attempting to rebuild a trust-depleted relationship with his wife Teri (Leslie Hope), and a father to independent-minded teen daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert). Shortly after midnight on the morning of the California Democratic presidential primary, Jack receives information that an assassination attempt will be carried out against Maryland senator David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) -- the first African-American with a legitimate chance of capturing the White House -- sometime within the next 24 hours. Jack's mission is made even more difficult when he learns from his boss Richard Walsh (Michael O'Neill) that someone within CTU may be a mole involved with the foreign-based conspiracy. Meanwhile, Palmer, unaware of the assassination plot, receives a phone call from a dogged reporter who says she has evidence that his son Keith (Vicellous Reon Shannon) committed murder. He allegedly killed his sister's rapist. Palmer initiates an investigation to uncover the truth and must decide whether to break the story himself or wait. Jack is contacted by terrorist Ira Gaines (Michael Massee), who informs him that his wife and daughter have been kidnapped by Gaines' henchmen. Gaines threatens to kill them if Jack refuses to follow his detailed instructions. Gaines' goal is simple: Jack is to carry out the assassination against Palmer himself. As the hours pass, the conspiracy deepens, and Jack learns the surprising truth behind the plot and his role in it.
|Source:||20th Century Fox|
Exclusive season one introduction by Kiefer Sutherland; Plus season 2 teaser; Alternate ending to season finale
Season 1 of 24 stars Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer works in the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) based out of Los Angeles California. He puts his all into his job and ends up juggling the demands of protecting Senator David Palmer and his family from being assassinated (Senator David Palmer is played by Dennis Haysbert also known as the Allstate Insurance guy) and looking after his daughter Kim. Kim ran away when Jack Bauer and his wife Teri were about to talk to Kimberly about a personal family issue. Things get even more complicated when Jack Bauer learns that there is a mole within his own agency and his daughter Kim and her friend Janet have been kidnapped. Of course, there is so much more to 24 than what I just listed an Season 1 of the 24 series definitely keeps a person in suspense. There is even information online about certain key addresses such as for 2350 Dunlop Plaza in Los Angeles California to be an office building location for the hour sequence of 1-2 am in the 24 tv series of season 1 (listed via online wikia).
I loved the first season of 24 and can't wait to start watching season 2. I was most impressed with the customer service. While viewing one of the episodes, the DVD stopped playing. It was due to a large scratch on the bottom. I immediately checked the rest of the discs and found there was another damaged disc. I called customer service, which was unbelievably nice, they sent me a new season 1 and a prepaid mailing label, to return the damaged item, within 3 or 4 days. I was extremely impressed with how smoothly I was able to exchange my product. I will definitely be ordering from Barnes and Noble again!