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Jack Bauer Fails on '24' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 6th 2010 12:15AM
Jack Bauer Fails on '24'Sometimes, even special agent Jack Bauer isn't enough to save the day. On the latest episode of '24' (Mon., 8PM ET on Fox), Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) attempts to save President Hassan (Anil Kapoor) from terrorists. The terrorists have Hassan held captive, and are threatening to kill him on a live video feed. With only seconds left, Bauer bursts into the room and shoots the villains...

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Top 24 '24' Moments

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 5th 2010 4:00PM
24 on Fox
A primetime landscape without Jack Bauer? We thought -- hoped -- the day would never come. But Fox has made it official, and, after eight seasons and a two-hour finale on May 24, '24's' Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and his terrorist-thwarting cohorts will indeed ride off into the TV sunset.

And the only way we can think to soothe our grieving, Bauer-lovin' hearts: Recalling the real-time drama's all-time greatest moments -- 24 of them, of course -- from brutal interrogations and jaw-dropping twists to the biggest villains and heroes and the moment that sealed the fact that '24' was some kind of totally different, some kind of wonderful, TV show.

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What to Watch: April 5

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 5th 2010 6:00AM
'24' (8PM, Fox)
It's hard to imagine a primetime season without Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), but now that Fox has decided to make this the final season for the all-time greatest TV thriller, we're going to have to get used to it. Sigh. Thankfully, season 8 has only gotten better in the last few episodes, and tonight's two-hour installment promises more high drama, as President Hassan makes a shocking decision (okay, you may not be shocked, but his family will be) and POTUS Taylor finds her peace plans in serious danger. Jack, of course, is front and center in the effort to bring things to a happy resolution, but that nasty Starbuck, er, Dana Walsh, isn't going to make life easy for J.B.

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'24' - '5:00 AM - 6:00 AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 30th 2010 10:02AM
24 5 am recap fox
(S08E14) Judging by tonight's ep, it looks like we can expect more lunacy and lazy story developments as '24' heads into its final hours. It's probably best for the show to end its run after this season. At this point, '24' is merely recycling its once startling twists and turns, and the real-time gimmick has gotten stale. We have a new locale and a few new names and faces, but the tricks are all the same, and the suspense feels manufactured, cheap and forced. Fans can see the twists coming from hours away, even when they're as unbelievable and over the top as they have been this year.

Jack Bauer is long overdue for a trip to the big screen. Hopefully, the tired real-time dramatic device that has outworn its welcome on TV won't shackle the character once he jumps to the movies. I'd much rather see Kiefer battling the baddies in a dense, smartly paced thriller than sit through another ridiculous real-time setup.

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Jack Bauer Unmasks an American Terrorist on '24' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 29th 2010 11:52PM
Jack Bauer Betrayed on '24'It's the final season of '24' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox), and things are starting to get, well ... tense. On the latest episode, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) finds himself betrayed by members of his own government.

While fighting terrorists, Jack gets a chance to unmask one of the bad guys. "Who are you?" he says. "You're making a huge mistake," is the reply. And then comes the big reveal. The terrorist is ... American.

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'24' - '4:00 AM - 5:00 AM' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 23rd 2010 4:56AM
Katee Sackhoff, '24'
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Jack Bauer may be the star of '24,' but this week it was Ladies' Night -- or maybe the expression should be Ladies' Hour in this case. Regardless, it was the fairer sex that did the ass-kicking and the ass-saving this week. More impressively, this was accomplished without a single appearance by President Allison Taylor.

Luckily, I'm far enough away that the EMP that took down CTU didn't impact my systems, though our regular reviewer, Mike Moody, didn't fare so well. While he works to recover his systems and get back online, I agreed to pinch-hit and see how CTU handled their own electronic crisis.

If last week's episode was the best episode of the season so far, this week just knocked it back to number two. I'll even forgive that we got one of the oldest and most tired '24' cliches ever in play again, because everything else was just so damned good!

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Yup, NBC is Seriously Thinking About Picking Up '24'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:02PM
Kiefer SutherlandA couple of weeks ago we told you that the idea was being floated at NBC that they should pick up '24' next season. No, FOX hasn't officially said that this will be the show's last season, but industry sources say that they're thinking about ending the show because it has been on for several seasons and it's too expensive to produce (though a big-screen flick might be a factor too). NBC's Angela Bromstad even confirmed that execs at the Peacock Network are actually considering it, though they too think it might be too pricey.

Now Michael Ausiello says that this isn't just some TV programming fantasy, it's actually something that NBC is seriously considering. In fact, 20th Century Fox has approached NBC about it.

It could be an interesting move. Sure, the show doesn't have quite the buzz that it did a few seasons ago, but it does have a certain quality level and fan base that NBC would love to have. Imagine '24' taking up one of the 9 or 10pm slots now inhabited by a reality show or an episode of 'Dateline.'

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'24' - '3:00AM - 4:00AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 16th 2010 11:52AM
24 3 am 4 am
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Stephen Root didn't set the building on fire, but last night's '24' was the best episode of the season so far.

Jack and Cole teamed up to chase down Tarin, but their potential buddy cop moments were undercut by an overzealous SWAT team leader and some very crafty terrorists. For the first time in a long time, '24' delivered edge of your seat suspense and some truly exciting twists and turns. Spoilers after the jump.

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Terrorists Take Down CTU on '24' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:00AM
24, Jack BauerWe knew this was coming eventually. Terrorists took down CTU with an EMP bomb on '24' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox).

We looked it up on Wikipedia, and EMP stands for electromagnetic pulse, which may or may not be nuclear, but would likely fry any nearby electrical equipment.

Let's just hope CTU took the advice of every geek on the planet and backed up all their computers to an off-site location. Then again, since they just established the new CTU not long ago, how much intel could they have? Chances are good that most of it's on Jack's PDA.

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NBC May Have the Chance to Put '24' on its Schedule

by Harley W. Lond, posted Mar 12th 2010 7:29PM
It looks like Jack Bauer's counter-terrorism days may not be over after all.

Earlier this week Variety reported that the Fox network was prepared to end the long-running, Emmy-winning '24' this season (its eighth), but now Entertainment Weekly's The Ausiello Files has reported that the 20th Century Fox production company (which makes '24') and NBC are in talks about the latter picking up the series.

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Is This the Last Season for '24'?

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 10th 2010 9:30AM
24It looks like Jack Bauer might be running out of really bad days. The popular word is that the latest season of '24' may be its last.

Mind you, the franchise is far from dead. A movie version of the series is in the works. It's also not out of the realm of possibility of a sequel series which stars the CTU team minus Jack Bauer. After all, they have to be doing something when Jack's not around.

'24' is one of those series that benefited from timing. Would it have been as successful if it wasn't first released in the shadow of 9/11 and issues like terrorism and torture didn't suddenly become hot button topics?

The end of the series is probably a good thing. While the series is still good, it feels as if it's jumped the you-know-what and a change of venue might help reinvigorate interest in Jack Bauer.

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'24' - '2:00AM - 3:00AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 9th 2010 6:40AM
fox 24 recap
Hour eleven had its share of "WTF" moments, but it also delivered some fine dark drama, a few gripping scenes, and a crazy shot of a guy blowing up right in front of Jack Bauer's face.

Renee sat this one out, and Dana's frustrating B-plot ate up a good chunk of the hour, but I still had a blast with this episode of '24'. Spoilers after the jump.

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Jack Bauer Tries to Disarm a Bomb on '24' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 9th 2010 2:20AM
24, Jack Bauer, BombHas '24' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox) officially become a parody of itself? If not, it's darn close. Or maybe it's just all those other parodies on YouTube that are making it hard to take the show seriously these days.

Even so, things got pretty tense when Jack Bauer tried to disarm a bomb strapped to a guy's chest. What's worse, the guy's mom was right there, being dragged off so she wouldn't have to 1) see her son blow up; and 2) blow up with him.

Yikes, Jack. You're probably wishing you'd gone to California with Kim and your granddaughter, aren't you?

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'24' - '1:00 AM - 2:00 AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 2nd 2010 11:37AM
'24' - '1:00 AM - 2:00 AM' Recap
(S08E10) This episode hat it all – action, suspense, tension, and dead bodies on parade. The plot is really heating up now that Jack is "all in" and motivated to stop the terrorists from detonating their "dirty bomb."

But saving New York City from a radiological nightmare isn't the only thing pushing Jack to nab the baddies. The man is smitten. He wants to keep Renee safe and sound and free from government prosecution. I guess everyone needs some personal motivation, right?

Take Samir and the IRK terrorists, for instance. Detonating the bomb would be a huge win for them. Not only will they demolish NYC and leave the area uninhabitable for 40 years, but they'll also plunge the US into a war with Kamistan, successfully thwarting Hasan's peace negotiations.

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Terrorists Will Do Anything to Get Away From Jack Bauer (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 4:45AM
24, Jack BauerTerrorists will do just about anything to get away from Jack Bauer, even if it means leaping to their death out of a high-story window. Yep, that's what happened on '24' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox).

Come on, Jack. Even we saw that coming from our living rooms. What's the matter? Reflexes a little slow or something?

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