24 producer responds to criticism
Responding to criticism in a recent Los Angeles Times piece that this season's 24 is lackluster and that viewers are tuning out, a co-executive producer of the show said failing to chart out story lines and sending several characters to sleep with the fishes are largely to blame for this predicament.
"You try to keep things interesting, find new ways to tell the story, and unfortunately we wound up repeating ourselves somewhat," David Fury, co-executive producer told TV Week. "I still would claim that regardless of the quality drop-off that people are saying, the show's still very strong. It's still one of the best things on television."
This is, unfortunately, what sometimes happens to a show after a truly amazing season. It's hard to top -- or at least be on par with -- the previous two dozen episodes (Desperate Housewives' season one versus season two leaps to mind). Don't get me wrong, 24 is still quality TV, however it suffers when compared to its earlier season five incarnation.
But I think it's a good sign that the producers are listening.