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Dammit! Perfect patient material
6 July 2015
Do you have at home a patient who is essentially house-bound, who has read everything in sight and who wishes to be diverted by some televiewing that requires no thought, with non-stop action, and heroes and villains who pop up all the time, adding a pleasing continuity to it all? Look no further... I happened to have some seasons of "24" acquired in a sale some time ago and tried them on said patient, and lo! I ended up buying this box (second-hand). We had great fun at the studied earnestness of it all, of Jack leaping tall buildings with a single bound, defeating hordes of baddies single-handedly, in one case, even after resurrection (no kidding). We chuckled at the total impossibilities, we shook our heads when the baddies said nasty things about the USA, which were actually correct, we marvelled at Jack's bladder control (is this why they have advert breaks, so that Jack can nip off to the loo? - or does he manage because he never actually eats or drinks anything?) and the fact that he apparently doesn't need sleep. It was one long, outrageous ride from one end to the other, and in a way I'm rather sad it's over. Like I (and everyone else on the programme) said, dammit!