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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.” Review (9×11)

8 Jul


Jack Bauer has been through a hell of a lot, which is already an understatement in and of itself. Live Another Day seems intent on emphasizing the history of TV’s best badass, the way every event has taken a toll on his psyche and the way certain memories can come back to haunt him. Cheng Zhi is representative of one of the worst periods in Bauer’s life, the one and a half years of torture at the hands of a merciless villain, and you can see the flood of memories pouring through Jack’s head when he hears the voice on the recording. This stays with you.

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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.” Review (9×09)

23 Jun


“The only death on my head tonight is yours.”

With that line comes one of the most badass Jack Bauer moves ever. In a scene that’s quite a surprise, given there are still three episodes left, he pushes Margot al-Harazi out a window through which moments before, her son fell through on his way toward a long plummet to his death. Just like that, the supposed Big Bad of Live Another Day is wiped out, and the season’s taken another turn.

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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.” Review (9×08)

16 Jun


“Wake up the bitch.”

Throughout this episode, we see a Jack Bauer who goes through an emotional journey, starting out more aggressive than usual before denial, hurt, and eventually acceptance seep into his demeanor. Most of the time, he’s been able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and figure out how to solve seemingly impossible problems, but here, he’s helpless as both the President of the United States and a respected colleague walks away to his death.

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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.” Review (9×07)

9 Jun


This episode has Jack Bauer driving like a badass through the streets of London, punching random dudes on the street, stealing cars and stealing from homeless people, and narrowly avoiding a bunch of huge explosions while transporting the dying daughter of a terrorist–who, by the way, wants to kill her daughter–away from a hospital that was just hit by a drone strike. A+

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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.” Review (9×06)

3 Jun


One of the constants for any series about a character like Jack Bauer is the idea of collateral damage, the idea of those around him being hurt by his actions, even if he’s choosing to do the right thing. That’s law enforcement and crime for you, and this week, Kate Morgan’s strung up and tortured as Jack attempts to get his information.

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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.” Review (9×05)

26 May


Well, 24 is on quite a roll right now, isn’t it?

One of the most aggravating things about the show in the past has been its penchant for dragging out storylines beyond any semblance of common sense, wringing character situations past the point the audience has any interest. Here, though, Live Another Day is using its 12-episode season to cut down on much of the unnecessary business, and it’s better off for it.

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24: Live Another Day “Day 9: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.” Review (9×03)

12 May


After a quick-moving premiere, 24 eases up on the throttle a bit as it starts to shade in the various characters and their places in this world. “1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.” starts to fall back into some annoying patterns, but it’s still an enjoyable episode.

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