Monday, May 21, 2007

Off-topic: This may be just me, but I doubt it.

Just watched the last two episodes...oh, all right, the 'season finale' (I've grown to hate that term) of 24. Like most years, this one had it's high points and it's long, implausible bits; but was mostly enjoyable. Even if a lot of it seems kind of vague now, just like every year...

Still, I think the last ten minutes of the season are the most stressful, since that seems like the one point where Jack Bauer could conceivably be shot in the face. I was really waiting for that other shoe to drop, for Audrey, or her dad to shoot him in the back or something. It would be like Old Yeller, only, you know, not surprising. It's only surprising now when something terrible doesn't happen to Jack; aside from getting shot, which is to be expected by now. I also need to look up Jack's total body count, since I think annually he may have surpassed escalator accidents and scrotal collapse by now.

Anyway, more comic stuff tomorrow: I've only been awake seventeen hours and change, and I can barely type...

2 comments:

Siskoid said...

7 seasons is the usual shelf life of a drama series.

The last shot where Jack might commit suicide? That would have been the perfect ambiguous ending to the series.

But no. Two more seasons. Way to milk it, FOX.

fin fang doom said...

Season 6 just wasn't very good, especially after the stellar Season 5. I did kind of like the transition to an entriely new threat halfway through the season (like in Season 1), but there were moments where I could have sworn I was watching a rerun. They should ahve stopped with 5. I'm not even sure I'll stick around for 7 & 8.