Hello. I'm Erik and I'm interested in 24 since 2007 and until 2009, I've seen all seasons, except for Day 3 and several episodes of Day 2. If anyone has a doubt, question or opinion, please feel free to mention on my talk page. I also use other usernames as "JackBauer95", so if anybody sees that in any website, that's me.
I think that 24 is great with his twists, characters and format. Other favourites TV shows are: Friends and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. The first episode I ever saw from 24 was Day 6 3:00pm-4:00pm y soon after, I rented Seasons 1, 4, 5 and the rest of Day 6. My favourite season is Day 5, which I believe is perfectly written regarding on the story, action and characters. I was pretty disappointed when I discovered Season 6 was largely boring and unoriginal, but fortunately I saw Season 7 and it recovered the action from the previous seasons, although not at the same level after seven years, obviously.
Seasons and Episodes Edit
- Season 5: The first episodes of this season are among of my favourites of the show. The death of David Palmer was shocking and unexpected, but made necessary great storylines. The airport crisis on the Ontario Airport, the Sentox nerve gas conspiracy, the Sentox nerve gas attack on CTU, Jack's capture by the Chinese were the highlights of the season and 24 in general. Besides, Jack and Audrey's relationship was very well executed by the writers.
- Season 4: Lots and lots of action, along with crazy and impossible terrorist attacks. Although Habib Marwan is not one of my favourite villains, I think the writers were wise enough for giving him very smart plots to destroy America. The season was very good in terms of quality and putting new characters. The rescue of James Heller was amazing and the best action sequence of the series, without forgeting that the some of the most classic moments of 24 are in this season. Jack sacrificing Paul Raines, the attack on Air Force One, the season finale, the torture of Tomas Sherek. Chloe was great, helping Jack all the time and putting her career on the line because of him.
- Season 1: The first season was a lot better than the rest of first years on TV shows. His greatest highlight is that focused completely on Jack Bauer or David Palmer, nor in ridiculous subplots, except for Kim's annoyings kidnappings and Teri's amnesia. The real time format was excellent and the final episode is, of course, the most shocking hour in the show's history. Teri's death, Nina's betrayal, Jack's attack to the Drazens, perfect.
- Season 7: A strong season with similar changes to Season 4, although that one had better results. Nevertheless, the action was great and Kiefer Sutherland had another chance to prove his great potential. Great performance all along. Although some of the first episodes were average, since 3:00pm-4:00pm, the season has been quite entertaining. In my opinion, the bad Senator after Jack was the best character of the torture subplot during the first half of the season. The FBI characters were annoying, except for pretty Agent Walker, and Tony Almeida's betrayal was very well done.
- Season 2: I only saw the first half of this day, but it proved not to be at the same level as Day 1. The storylines and the return of Nina were interesting, and Jack's estrangement on the first episode feels real. Remember, when I finish watching, it may have a higher ranking.
- Season 6: This season has sparked so many criticism and I don't regret to say that I agree with it. After the first four episodes and the nuclear bomb in Valencia, the season became in a complitation of previous seasons, and the subplots were unnecesary and stupid, like Milo and Nadia's romance, the new characters and the Chinese threat. Jack never received the correct development after his torture and the episodes were totally inconsistent.
This list is under construction, so it will be updated soon.
- Best Episodes: Day 1: 11:00pm-12:00am, Day 2: 10:00pm-11:00pm
- Worst Episode: Day 6: 4:00am-5:00am
- Best Characters: Jack Bauer, David Palmer, Chloe O'Brian
- Best Supporting Character: Aaron Pierce
- Worst Characters: Nadia Yassir, Mike Doyle
- Best Silent Clock: Teri and Edgar's death were very unexpected, and I felt sorry for Edgar.
Best Episodes Cliffhangers Edit
I will write here what I remember for now. As soon as I rewatch the previous seasons, I'll list a few other things. Enjoy here!
- Day 2: 3:00pm-4:00pm: Very unusual scene. Jack telling a story about Teri to Nina was very intimidating and a proof of his human side. And then the plane crash.
- Day 2: 10:00pm-11:00pm: To say that this ending is unique is few, because this entire episode is. The nuclear explosion, Mason's sacrifice and all the drama surrounding it is one of the greatest moments of television.
- Day 4: 7:00am-8:00am: Very violent kidnapping. Audrey and Heller abducted in the middle of a shootout, and Jack listening heplessly on the phone screaming Audrey!. Plius, the interrogation scene of Sherek was awesome.
- Day 4: 12:00pm-1:00pm: This episode was the best in action terms. And the rest of the scenes were pretty interesting. And this exposition scene, facing the posibility of a nuclear holocaust, ranks as a very good scene to me.
- Day 4: 10:00pm-11:00pm: Air Force One is shot down. ¡GUAU! Although is very unrealistic, like the rest of 24, is a very thrilling moment and the shock of all the characters feels very real.
- Day 4: 2:00am-3:00am: I was reading on websites that this was a very memorable moment, and I say this, THIS SCENE ROCKS! The writing, the music and the performances are beautiful and it set down one of the most importants chain of events on the season.
- Day 4: 6:00am-7:00am: Jack fakes his death. Audrey cries because of that. Jack escapes, contacts President Palmer and thanks him for all of his help. And then... the most famous image of 24: Jack on sunglasses and walking away towards the sunrise. A real hero.
- Day 5: 11:00am-12:00pm: Jack fights with an assassin sent to kill him and stabs him with a couple of scissors. Bloody. And then, within a couple of seconds, finds out the truth and decides to interrogate the Chief of Staff personally. Something big is coming!
- Day 5: 7:00pm-8:00pm: After all is solved, we have the final twist of the hour. This time, Tony finally decides to finish off his wife's killer, but hesitates at the last second. Fatal mistake. Robocop wakes up at the last second from a supposed coma and stabs Tony in the chest with hysocine-pentothal. Henderson gets out and Jack arrives seconds later. However, Tony doesn't make it and before dying, he remembers Michelle. What a porwerful scene! The score is phenomenal. But, Tony wasn't dead, fortunately. Many fans didn't agree with this decision and the abscence of a silent clock.
- Day 5: 9:00pm-10:00pm: This was a very eventful episode. Jack interrogates Audrey, Jack finds put that Stenger lied and goes with Curtis and TAC teams to the gas facility that Bierko will atack. Good shoutout, but the greatest part is Jack getting away from the explosions with the "Jack Bauer theme" playing on the background. Heroic. And the fight with Bierko and the question rised at the very end are great scenes. Well done, Cassar!
- Day 5: 6:00am-7:00am: I didn't expect that Jack was gonna be captured by the fucking Chinese agent of Day 4. Damn you, Cheng| You ruined Jack's life completely. After this, Jack was never broken, although we see here at his most vulnerable point fisically. The filming is excellent and I agree with the fact that the great Sean Callery won an Emmy Award for the soundtrack.
- Day 6: 6:00am-7:00am: You have to be worst than Hannibal Lecter to do something like this. I understood Jack breaking necks, shooting at the bad guys, but THIS! ¡This has to be the most gruesome Jack kill ever! See it for yourself!
- Day 6: 9:00am-10:00am: Jack killing Curtis, and the detonation of the nuclear bomb in the middle of Los Angeles makes this episode one of the better ever! The drama was enough material for the writers to use correctly during the rest of the season. Unfortunately, thwy wasted their time with stupid love triangles and presidential subplots.
- Day 6: 12:00pm-1:00pm: Phillip kills his son. Even for a BAD BAD like him, is disgusting and horrendous. Jon Cassar enjoys making this scenes, but he knows how to do them. The right dialogue and tension constitute one of the most creepy 24 scenes ever.
- Day 6: 5:00am-6:00am: This confrontation is basically the only time that Jack has been totally personal in his motives. And Kiefer's acting is superb. Kudos to a great final scene to a bad season!
- Day 7: 10:00am-11:00am: The FBI escape. Well done. Tony's jump was superhuman and Jack launching himself inside the car to the lower level was crazy. And his catchprase at John McClane's style was actually an improvisation of Kiefer. Interesting. They should make a sarcastic Jack sometimes. But Jack getting out hurt is weird and funny. Basically Jack is, at this point, worst than Terminator!
- Day 7: 12:00pm-1:00pm: Buried alive. This is the bad luck that you have when you know Jack Bauer. A creepy music, location, situation and everything make this scene a highly advisable thing to see. Although not for the people who don't like this horrible stuff.
- Day 7: 7:00pm-8:00pm: This threats are alway some of the best suspense moments you can find on the show. And Juma threating to mutilate Olivia is a great example of that. Tony Todd, a EVIL GUY forces the President and reluctant Jack to leave the safe room and just then, Juma slaps Taylor in relatiation because of her constant opposition. SHUT UP, PRESIDENT, and let me talk!, Juma would say.
- Day 7: 8:00pm-9:00pm: For the third time, Jack is framed for a murder and escapes. Only this time is a very exciting and brutal moment. The creepy hitman slits the coward's throat and escapes undetected. Motherfucker. Very lucky and fast.
- Day 7: 9:00pm-10:00pm: And I believed that every fight was predictable on movies and series. Wrong. This sequence is awesome and Jack stabbing the son of a beach with a SCREWDRIVER was well deserved. Fuck you, Quinn. At least he was of some help, as Jack finds, GUAU, a text message on his cell phone and calls TONY to go there. And then... Jack takes the murder weapon from Quinn's body and uses to hotwire a truck. Learn to be a human, Jack.
- Day 7: 1:00am-2:00am: WOW. ¡Tony killing Larry! Although there's been a very mixed reaction to this twist by fans and critics, I believe is excellent. However, it needs to be developed correctly and that's how it happenned. ¡Tony, one of the most bad villains ever!
- Day 7: 6:00am-7:00am: Finally we saw the first Jack kills since his infection to the bioweapon. This latest episodes were kind of slow becuase of Jack's inactivity. But the best was for the finale. ¡Never underestimate Jack Bauer! ¡Never!