Just so we’re clear. Don’t call me. Don’t email me. Don’t stop by. At 8:00PM this evening I’ll be glued in front of the television. 24 is back on the schedule and Fox will again be giving it a 2 night, 4-hour time slot to get the season rolling.
I was going to spend time gushing about my favorite show to convince you to add it to your Tivo list or your weekly couch potato routine, but Stephen King wrote an article for Entertainment Weekly about season 6 and since he’s a better writer than I am, I’ll let him explain it to you.
If you do decide to jump on this bandwagon, make sure you’re ready to watch at 8:00 sharp. During last season’s opener, three main and beloved characters were killed off in the first 10 minutes. The writers of 24 don’t fuck around, believe me. EVERYONE is dispensable. ANYONE can be tortured or killed. Sacrifices are made for the greater good and ALL are fair game, even the great Jack Bauer.
I do believe there’s a great drinking game in the making with this series. Back in the day many would do a shot or take a gulp every time someone said "Bob" during a Bob Newhart reunion. If you did a shot every time Jack says, "damn it," you’d be drunk before the first commercial.
So enjoy. Place your bets on who’s going to get killed this season. How messed up will Jack be after 18 months of torture from the Chinese government? Is Audrey still waiting for him? Do we care? Will that be enough to bring Kim back to her senses and heal their father-daughter rift? Will Chloe’s personality improve like her hair obviously has? Stay tuned.