I saw "Let's talk 24" and said to myself, "does Brad have a new series that I missed 23 episodes of?"
Then I realized it was about the show 24.
I'm a bit slow sometimes.
Don't feel bad, I thought the same thing at first as well.
I actually had no clue what he was talking about at all.
I thought the same and now I kinda want Brad to start doing this (as of now imaginary) series of vlogs about whatever.
I thought the same thing (since I seem to remember 24 sucking balls). I'd totally watch a series called "let's talk" by Brad. Hell, that's basically what we do anyway is just listen to him talk about whatever.
Since you like to talk about new TV series, I would highly recommend another show for you to watch and talk about. I don't know if you have Showtime, but I saw the first episode of Penny Dreadful on their website. It doesn't premiere until this Sunday but if you have the time, it's worth a watch online. It's a gothic horror show mixed with sci-fi elements. Think of it as American Horror Story meets Fringe with an added touch of Hammer. It stars Timothy Dalton who has a fight scene in the first episode, and the ever-sexy Eva Green. Plus, it has Josh Hartnett not that you care. Still, I highly recommend it!
It's pretty shit. Might check out the second ep nonetheless.
I remember the exact moment I gave up on 24. It was during the second season when his daughter, Kim, kept getting into increasingly ridiculous circumstances: first fleeing from an abusive father while babysitting, then she's framed for murder, then kidnapped by a hillbilly. Some time during all this I sarcastically yelled at my TV, "And then she gets attacked by a puma!" And you know what happened next? SHE GOT ATTACKED BY A FUCKING PUMA. I'm dead serious. I just sat there in disbelief. Somehow I made it through the rest of the season, but only because I wanted to know how that train wreck ended.
My feeling about 24 since season 6 has been, this is ridiculous... but I can't look away. Even at it's worst I still find myself caring about Jack Bauer, and its still a million times more bearable than the most recent Die Hard. The new episodes are typical 24, but there is a foundation for something fun as long as they go nuts with it later on... and Stephen Fry is the prime minister.. which is fine by me!
Undercover White Trash Girl was alright. The end of season 8 really was exciting, which did leave me wanting more and why I wanted to watch Live Another Day. I watched some of it, but it didn't hold my interest. I naively thought it would be something different, considering what happened to Jack at the end of the series.
Guest stars are what drew me to the show in it's later seasons. I started watching 24 after they brought in Peter Weller.
"Jack Bauer vigilante out on revenge". Doesn't that exist already? Isn't that called "Taken"? No, seriously...I'm asking.
Well, when Taken came out, many people said that it was like a "24" movie, but only in hour and a half. So...
I didn't like how, in the later seasons, they felt the need to up the stakes by carrying out the disasters Jack Bauer was trying to prevent in the earlier seasons (e.g. a nuclear bomb going off in the US and David Palmer's assassination). They also greatly underplayed the sheer terror and instability a nuke going off in the US would cause.
I swear to god that 24 was an experiment in quantity over quality, since it's gimmick was that it took place in realtime there was way too much filler yet it always seemed to still have tons of things happening in it. Since they had to force action scenes and other shit as filler to keep the audience's attention it ended up being hilariously badly written.
You're right. Early Chloe was ridiculously pouty.
personally I prefer the blacklist just for super villain James Spader
"I wonder if he's any relation to Jimmy Spader." -Cinema Snob
Didn't watch the show. I grew bored with 24 at about season 5, but regarding the Hanna Mckay being believable as a secret agent? You obviously didn't watch her on Chuck.
If she was believable on Chuck, she wasn't here.
I did not watch 24 before, and I have no desire to watch this iteration. I see I am not missing much.
Right on, I'd be down for vlogs on the rest of this show's run.
Definitely agreeing with ya on the aspects of 24 (both this new season and the show in general) that did and did not work. Also on how consistently enjoyable seasons 1-5 were and how much 6 SUCKED (ALTHOUGH I did enjoy Wayne Palmer waking up from his coma to play nuclear chicken with unnamed middle eastern nation and completely showing up Powers Booth).
I thought the Redemption movie & season 7 was almost a return to form because of how bonkers it was with EVIL TONY and Jon Voight. Still have not finished season 8 but that bit with the suit of armor almost makes me want to go back and do that.
Since you mentioned 'damn it' was essentially the catchphrase of 24
Not shocked that Brad loves Michael Wincott. Guy has to be one of the coolest actors on the planet and he never gets his due. The first time I remember seeing him was in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and I just thought "This guy has the coolest voice I've ever heard". When I saw his name in the credits last night I just assumed he was a villain so I wouldn't be surprised if he does go evil at some point.
the first series of 24 was fucking awesome, great idea, great story, i loved it. they should have stopped there, the premise barely allowed a second series, let alone 5 of them.
*5 or more
Just have to say, if you're talking about tv shows, why not talk about Hannibal when the season is over? You clearly like the show after your Silence review, and hell, the show needs a wider fan-base.
Never watched the show, but I don't mind listening to Brad ramble on about stuff while I'm working on another project. Besides, even though I never seen the show, Brad never stays on topic completely (which I having bad ADHD understand,) so it's always entertaining.
He hates Man of Steel because Superman kills people, but likes 24 where hero Jack Bauer kills people.
Yes please do vlogs for the rest of this mini series. Also I watched 24 seasons 1-3 and stopped somewhere in the 1st half of season 4 because the Australian channel that was airing it was moving timeslots. I watched season 8 on dvd and it was forgetable. I'm with you Brad on most points. I hope it does get better because the office politics sub plots were annoying in previous seasons. I got sucked back in here because of best season rankings on a couple of websites i follow. So much so that I brought season 5 I know how it ends and Logan is the bad guy but it got so much praise I'm checking it out very soon. I look forward to next episode and your next v log on it
The stupidest bit for me was just after not-CTU let the couple go. There are about a dozen agents pointing guns at Jack, then the drug dealer decides to shot Jack with a handgun from about a mile away. It doesn't go well...
What did you think of 24: Redemption Brad?
I had watched everything up until about half way through last season. I liked it when I was in High School, but when I was in college and when I heard Bauer wanted to kill what felt like the 12th president in the series, I decided that focusing on my school projects were more important. When I heard that they are trying to kill the president(s) again this season, I just couldn't bring myself to care again.
I'm cautiously optimistic. The first two hours were the same old shit as you said, but I think the new format (episodes themselves are real time, but with some time passing off screen between episodes) should help a lot with cutting out the bullshit subplots and helping them write something a bit more believable.
Yes, please do a V-log for every episode if it is convenient.
Wait, really. The female CTU agent is not only A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM RETIREMENT, but she also HAS TO AVENGER/MOURN HER DEAD HUSBAND and NOBODY BELIEVES HER. That is tropetastic and lame.
This reminds me of my feelings with Dexter. Started great for the first 4 seasons, then went straight to shit as each new season came out. Got to the point where I was begging for it to end, although I still felt obligated to watch it. A lot of shows go though this process though. You can tell where they run out of ideas.
24 should have ended at season 7. I mean you had the prequel TV movie to set up season 7, you had the 25th hour episode and the main theme of the entire season was Jack having face all the horrible crap he did in the previous seasons and come to terms with that. You had the whole conspiracy plot finally revealed and exposed that has been the main ongoing thing for 3 seasons including 7. Then you had jack all but dead and pretty much every principal character come back for one final hurrah. It felt big, grand and very much final...and then they throw it all away in the last few episodes so fox can string this dead and beaten horse on for one more season.
Season 8 was just another 24 season that was quite honestly one of the absolute worst alongside seasons 4/6. Bleh what a poor way to end the show. I'm very glad this mini series is a thing so maybe they can finally wrap this all up with a more satisfying conclusion.
I feel the same way about this whole show.Especially the field agent is terribly miscast. She was Miranda in Mass Effect 2 by the way and she didn't even fit in the game as the character.
Also, I don't like the president as I just don't like the actor. Most of the people are so miscast it feels like I'm just counting cliches, dammits and stupidities when I watch this show to make up for the pain.
The Chloe turnaround was super fucking stupid. Rajskub can't look like that in ANY show.
I'm still gonna watch it though because it's 24!
Hannah Mckaye (Yvonne Strahovski) played a CIA special agent in Chuck..so she had that experience.
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