A military hero who returns to the U.S. with a whole lot of trouble following him back. With nowhere else to turn, the man asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.
In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Day 1: Jack Bauer is the head of field ops for an elite team of CTU agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack's strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold? Written by
Sean Astin got his part on the show because he and producer Joel Surnow went to the same chiropractor. When Astin turned out to be a fan of the show, Surnow offered him the part of Lynn McGill. See more »
The booming-beeping clock effect at the commercial breaks alternates between two pitches, but the pitches do not consistently match up with the even vs. odd seconds displayed. See more »
This show only seems intense. In fact, the show, with commercial breaks is only about 40 minutes long (give or take). That means, that Jack Bauer gets gets 20 minutes of sleep per episode. Over the course of 24 episodes, he gets 8 hours of sleep. Why he's so frantic is beyond me. (No I don't actually believe the character is getting 8 hours of sleep. But you know someone's gonna go, "that's stupid").
Anyway. I know all y'all love the show, and that's great. I just have to disagree with most of you. I don't think this show is interesting, well written, or well acted. Every line is a cliché and every actor is acting so hard all the time. It's the most "acted" show I've ever seen, and not in a good way. It's not that these folks are bad actors, it's that they're acting in a format that requires them to be charactures and archetypes rather than people. Ultimately it's a show built on a novelty, and it's presented in a way that would any kid with ADD say "too much!" I need to go watch Tony Scott's Domino to calm down.
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