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 out.
When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".
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
"24" broke with longstanding convention in television regarding the filming of telephone conversations. Ordinarily, when a telephone conversation is shot, only the actor whose end is being shot that day is actually present, with the other character's lines read by a script supervisor to maintain appropriate timing. But since telephone conversations are so frequent and so vital to "24," the show instead, whenever feasible, had both actors be present for the shooting of a telephone conversation, even though obviously only one was being shot at the time. An example of this technique is available on the season 2 DVD set, as Penny Johnson is present to provide her lines in a phone conversation with Dennis Haysbert, the actor actually being filmed at the time. Leslie Hope has commented that while she shared relatively little actual screen time with Kiefer Sutherland, she nonetheless felt she had had a rewarding acting experience with him, due to him being present for their many phone call scenes. 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 »
[to Syed Ali]
I know you think what you're doing is right. But it is my job not to let that happen.
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For some of the narrated introductions, Kiefer Sutherland adds "My name is Jack Bauer and (today/this) the longest day of my life." See more »
This is the most creative, intelligent, well-written, unpredictable, and suspenseful program that I have ever seen, and this is coming from a man who watches a lot of television.
Throughout its four seasons, 24 provides a cliff hanger at the end of most episodes to keep you attached and has provided some of the most unpredictable twists that I have ever seen, including the ultimate shocker at the end of the first season (which I won't go into because somebody may read this before watching the first season).
As far as acting goes, there isn't a weak-link on the show. Kiefer Sutherland leads a cast of exceptionally impressive and compelling actors/actresses that make the show great week after week.
I would strongly recommend that if you do not already watch 24, start now because you're really missing out.
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