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3.0 out of 5 stars 6 episodes worth of material dragged, stretched and repeated over 24 episodes, 8 Dec. 2012
This review is from: 24: Season One DVD Collection [DVD] (DVD)
24 suffers from being 6 episodes worth of material being dragged, repeated and stretched out over 24 episodes. A good example would be when a character bangs her head and is afflicted with amnesia for 4 episodes then `cured' and it is never brought up again. This is sadly very obviously done because they had nothing for that character to do for these episodes and so this pointless event was added. The exact same plots, themes and ideas are constantly repeated just dressed up slightly differently and we are expected not to notice. You will yell at your television "We know this already, just hurry up and get to the point!".
This is the major negative of this television show. However, remember those 6 episodes worth of material? Well they're brilliant. There is a good overall plot, the characters are great and the acting superb. Scenes are well directed and the action exciting. Each character has there own interesting dramatic arc across the season. The problem is that it is repeated over and over again. So the Presidential Candidate is forced to question wether his family or his job are more important. It's interesting the first time but then it happens over and over again always with the same outcome just dressed up slightly different. The shows realtime 24 hour format is its original idea but also its biggest flaw. This should have been a 6 hour TV Drama because that is the length of time needed to tell the plot, themes and ideas of the show, they simply do not have 24 episodes worth of material.
So this show does have some great points but it comes at the cost of having to sit through so much repetition and pointless scenes to get there. Sadly I don't have the time to waste when I could be watching some of the many other amazing TV shows available. Sorry 24 but I won't be buying season 2.
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