24 9 Seasons 2008

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Season 7
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1. Redemption - Prequel AGES_15_AND_OVER

In Africa, Jack is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia; and at home Jonas Hodges uses the crisis to his own malevolent ends.

Kiefer Sutherland, Eric Lively
1 hour 37 minutes

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Season 7
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Genres Thriller
Director Jon Cassar
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Eric Lively
Supporting actors Cherry Jones, Jon Voight
Season year 2008
Network Twentieth Century Fox
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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87 of 94 people found the following review helpful By fairdes on 14 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
I will start by saying I'm a massive fan, having watched every season of 24. However, after the extended break following the end of Season 6, I found myself a little uncertain as to whether I was interested in the new series. The pre-season episode, Redemption, was good without being brilliant so it would be fair to say I had my doubts about the show. But as each episode of Season 7 ticked over, and mind-blowing subplots emerged, I found myself absolutely hooked again. Some reviewers have criticised the lack of believability in this series. I'm sure there are plenty of holes if you want to look for them, but for me it comes down to the following crucial elements:

1. Entertainment value
Season 7 never lets up from the get-go. It literally leaves you breathless at the end of each hour, yet desperately anxious for the next episode.

2. Acting quality
Every character is played by a strong actor and they deliver consistently. I've never seen or heard of most of the new actors, but they are outstanding in their roles. I won't ruin the story for others but there is only one person I wasn't looking forward to seeing again but they were at least bearable.

3. Emotional response
This is the first series since Season 2 when I have felt such a range of emotions. Rarely do you feel anything other than shock when main characters bite the dust. However, Season 7 has some genuine tear-inducing moments. This is due to the quality of actors and of course the great script. Which leads me to -

4. Script quality
The writers have delivered a quality script for Season 7. There are some brilliant one-liners and some quality exchanges.

All in all, one of the best 24 seasons ever. Arguably as good as Season 2.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The story fiend on 8 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
It's all change in series 7 of 24 - CTU has been disbanded, Jack Bauer is being questioned about his illegal use of torture in questioning suspects and there is a new president in the White House. We now have President Allison Taylor. She is brilliant - convincing in making tough decisions, yet you can see the struggle within her, particularly in relation to how it affects her family life. We also have another newbie in the form of Agent Renee Walker. She is given full development as a character and I enjoyed watching her struggle with her conscience as her view of what is necessary in doing her job changes.

The initial storyline is whether the US should step in and stop the genocide happening in Sengala (a made-up African country) whilst dealing with a linked terrorist group threatening to cause mayhem in US cities. As usual with 24 there are plots within plots and this series certainly doesn't disappoint with the twists and turns it offers viewers (some where I literally was left speechless at the end of the hour!)

One controversial theme which runs throughout the whole series is the justification (if there is indeed any) of suspects being tortured in order to gain crucial information from them. I thought this issue was handled well and once again hats off to 24 for dealing with something which is currently being discussed in the real, international arena. I found that in tackling this subject the writers were able to develop the character of Jack Bauer further than before.

In this series I did enjoy some of the quieter, more reflective episodes. This really benefitted character development in the series as we had time to reflect on why the main characters acted as they did.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mr Entropy on 21 July 2009
Format: DVD
My 4 stars score is a trade off between what the best seasons of 24 can offer and what competitor shows can offer. My latest ranking of 24 seasons, best to worst would be: 1,2,5,3,7,4,6 which means that season seven is neither great nor terrible compared to the shows history. I felt the need to review this critically as this season was still missing some 24 quality control! (Also I hate people ruining whole seasons of 24 for me, just to suit their sudden burst need to feel superior having seen an episode before you, so I've not divulged any specific plot lines or twists here in case you have not yet seen it)

Against the backdrop of the admittedly badly written series 6, this season had much to live up to, especially given how long it had been since the last season due to the writers strike in the US. After watching it, unfortunately I feel they have still missed out the best things about 24 and carried on some of the worst traditions, This is by no means the worst series but while the writers acknowledged that season 6 was poor, this season supports the fact that they just nodded along without understanding why it was poor.

The season starts in its normal fast paced attempt, with the first scene being a heist, events then unfold that reveal a terrorist situation. CTU is no longer running though thanks to its over controversial methods being picked on by senators and the FBI has taken over these sorts of counter terrorism investigations. There is a new president in the white house, who was inaugurated in the 24:Redemption 2 hour episode. Of course Jack Bauer is central to the series, but we definitely get to see a more human side to him unlike his normal terminator style drive, his humanity was touted for season 3 but this season makes a much better show of it.
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