First off 24 was my show. I thoroughly enjoyed Seasons 1-5. Seasons 6-8 were possibly overkill. I had seen my man Jack Bauer kill enough people in the first five seasons. Seasons 6-8 and the other funny spin-off they did was enough for me to agree that as much as Bauer was truly a man’s man, he should also be tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity (while trying to save the world at the same time).
Of course then came about this new latest spin-off of 24 called 24: Legacy. Now I have only watched the first two episodes (not including the pilot), and I have to say I was a little bit impressed. They seem to have given us a new cast. It’s not like they had another choice as most of the old cast had died in various ways.
So the new lead of 24 is black. He’s some guy that I have watched acting in other movies and TV related things. I couldn’t be bothered to Google him. I feel that it is a positive move by them. I could go into a mumble about how nice it is to have a brother of colour as the leading role for a series, but I don’t know yet if he is going to fly or fall. Apart from that there seem to be the usual office politics happening both inside CTU and outside CTU. The fact is, office politics happens everywhere. Bad guys deal with it, good guys deal with it, everybody works has to deal with office politics at some point in their lives.
Apart from that there seem to be the usual office politics happening both inside CTU and outside CTU. The fact is, office politics happens everywhere. Bad guys deal with it, good guys deal with it, everybody works has to deal with office politics at some point in their lives.
They have also flown as close as possible (I feel) to many themes that were present in previous seasons of 24. They are telling the story slowly, there are many sub-plots that have already started to be told, and will be told during the reason of this season. They have kept the show exciting and tried to add as much suspense as possible by the use of a much better score compared to that of the previous 24s.
The action was not too far fetched. CTU feels a little more current that it did when the first few season of 24 were done. They make better use of drones and the wonderful CCTV system that watches everybody in the first world. One was also quick to note that Samsung and Ford strategically placed a few of their products in the show. Of course the two products placed are Samsung phones which never need recharging and Ford cars that never need fuel.
Overall I enjoyed the first two episodes of this new season. I am going to take a break from watching it and wait for all the episodes to become available THEN I will start watching it again. I also noted that they are telling the story in such a way that one does not have to have been a 24 fanboi to watch this latest release of CTU. It feels like a show for everybody (over the age of 16). I hope that this season doesn’t disappoint and that they extend it past a mini series and continue into a full fledged season or three of the new and improved CTU.