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Season 5: I watched the first episode. Thought it was pretty cool with the assasination and all. But it still seemed like the same old thing so I didn't bother.
The first hour or so of 24 was pretty good. Nothing earth shattering but it was nice to see that the producers have gotten rid of all but two of the mainstays. I had had more than enough of the shenanigans of Jack's daughter. I gave up on this show about halfway through last season but I decided to give it another shot this year.
There were some really good moments and it seems like there will be some fun plot twists on the way. But it is still the same old 24. Not only is Jack going to have to save the United States from danger but he's going to have to do it as a rogue agent. Don't expect any help for 'ol Jack from the good guys. Geez, I'm sick of that fucking plot line.
Near the end of the first hour, Jack knows that a recently brought in prisoner/ terrorist has important information. Of course, Jack's superiors won't listen to him so he has to take matters into his own hands. He knocks out the guard and promptly shoots the prisoner in the leg to get the needed information. This was shocking when it first happened back in 2001. But now that he's done this kind of thing over and over, it is so damn predictable. I thought the producers were shaking things up this year! I would have loved to have seen Jack as the head of the C.T.U. and then we would have had some different plot lines.
The information Jack was able to get was good information that his idiotic bosses neglected to get for themselves. I thought, "If his boss lets him get away with this stunt, it will prove to me that the writers have some new tricks up their sleeves. But if his boss immediately kicks him out of the office and threatens future disciplinary action, then I'm giving up on this show." Sure enough, Jack got in trouble and my finger was on the delete button.