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aslate

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« on: 02-09-2003 16:48 »

24, a great TV show in my opinion, and there's only a week before they start season 2 in the UK. So, what did you think of the last one and what do you think of the new one (when it airs)?

I think this show is worth it's own topic, it was one of the TV highlights of 2002.

Smitty

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« Reply #1 on: 02-09-2003 17:52 »

I've avoided spoilers for the new series since ages ago. All I know is it doesn't start at midnight. I'm looking forward to what will hopefully be another day of misery for Jack Bauer  big grin
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« Reply #2 on: 02-09-2003 18:45 »

Yea, i've avoided them, does it start at 8:00 AM?

It's a good series, but how could they have made Nina the bad person!
Ben

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« Reply #3 on: 02-09-2003 19:27 »

Did they write the second one as they went along like the first series? Because I thought that made the last half of the first season really lame. The concept would work better if they wrote a coherent storyline from the start.
Tweek

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« Reply #4 on: 02-10-2003 04:28 »

I agree with Ben, while I enjoyed the first, the ending didn't seem that good, if Nina was bad why did the bad guys have her shot early on, the didn't know she was wearing a vest, I suspect the writers still considered her good when that happened  hmpf
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #5 on: 02-10-2003 05:04 »

The first episode of the new 24 is on in 30 minutes. I'll probably watch it.
mikey

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« Reply #6 on: 02-10-2003 08:09 »

Finally a show we get before the UK....oh yes that felt good
Carbito

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« Reply #7 on: 02-12-2003 04:11 »

24 is a okay show. I just feel they drag everything out to much! Everything happens in the last 30 seconds of a episode.
Ninaka

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« Reply #8 on: 02-12-2003 06:38 »

The new 24 aired a few days ago, but already they're going to re-air it this week again.

This is the 3rd show I've noticed them re-airing in ratings period... is it the "just incase you missed it" theory? Don't people own VCRs??
Smitty

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« Reply #9 on: 02-12-2003 13:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
24 is a okay show. I just feel they drag everything out to much! Everything happens in the last 30 seconds of a episode.

C'est la vie.
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 02-12-2003 13:42 »

Hmm, if i only saw the last 30 seconds of each episode i'd be a bit confused. It's a tatic to build tension, it's how alot of soaps end (Cue the Eastenders Dun dun dun bit). If it all seemed to wrap up nicely at the end of an episode you wouldn't be rearing to see the next one.

Ninaka: In the UK after 3 or 4 episodes in the UK they showed those back-to-back on the Saturday and then the next on the Sunday. I think it is the "Just incase you missed" theory. I missed episode 1 of 24, but i got my family who saw it to tell me and saw the 'previously' bit. When they aired it on a Saturday i was happy!
Britz

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« Reply #11 on: 02-13-2003 06:19 »

I think the show's brilliant, very original and I think it was clever making Nina bad myself, I saw it coming but not very long before she was exposed as bad, rare for me.

The only problem I have with it isn't really the show, it's the fact that it was 'a revolutionary show.' Problem? Now TV execs are salvating for somethingt else that's never been done before, anything, so you got 'Boomtown' and believe me that won't be the end of it, I sense trouble on the horizon in a way I haven't since the onslaught of 'Reality TV.'
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 02-13-2003 15:19 »

Oh, no, too much quality on TV!
Britz

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« Reply #13 on: 02-14-2003 07:04 »

That's the problem Kryters, my point is that it WON'T be quality programming, yes 24 was brilliant, Boomtown I haven't seen so can't judge but the fact will be that quality will go downhill because it can only stand in the way of some of these 'revolutionary' shows, TV execs haven't shown good judgement in the last few years let's face it, now if 'revolutionary' stuff becomes the flavor of the year they'll simply buy up any crap they can.

"A dective show that's filmed upside down with no dialogue you say? Hmm, sounds revolutionary, that'll hook 'em, we'll buy it!" (Well.... You get the idea.)
Smitty

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« Reply #14 on: 02-14-2003 13:00 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:

Ninaka: In the UK after 3 or 4 episodes in the UK they showed those back-to-back on the Saturday and then the next on the Sunday. I think it is the "Just incase you missed" theory. I missed episode 1 of 24, but i got my family who saw it to tell me and saw the 'previously' bit. When they aired it on a Saturday i was happy!

I missed episode 1 on both occasions!! They showed the back to back episodes the same day the Queen Mother died so some poo decided to screw around with the schedules and put live news on both BBC's so everything on 2 ran 10 minutes later and I thought they weren't showing it at all and I missed it!

To this day I still haven't seen it  frown
aslate

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« Reply #15 on: 02-14-2003 15:33 »

I just finished downloading it, i need to see it properly anyway, put the whole series back into context.
Smitty

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« Reply #16 on: 02-16-2003 18:37 »

I broke a lamp. I knew that this time it would be a good idea to tape it so I could recap myself on what has happened every once in a while. But as I was watching Murder In Mind I had completely forgotten it was on. Then I turned over to 2 and they were just saying it was on now ("now" being sevral seconds away) so I grabbed a tape, whipped out the tape that was already in the machine and flung it across the room. And it broke a lamp. But it did stop the tape from hitting a mirror. My mum was none too pleased.

Anyway disregarding my now severe head injuries I thought that it was a pretty good episode but its probably only a taster of things to come. Standard review. I really haven't got a clue of what to make of the hour. I suppose I'll just have to review the whole day in 24 weeks time.
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Space Pope
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« Reply #17 on: 02-16-2003 19:14 »

Well, i'm not recording them (i might, but not yet) and i've seen the first two as they show the next hour on BBC3. The first hour, wow. I liked the 'I need a hacksaw' line and it was good the way they could just start the plot without needing to introduce the characters.
Since it's not the best thing to do i won't review episode 2 yet, wait till next week!
Smitty

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« Reply #18 on: 02-16-2003 20:03 »

It was hard to keep up with the first hour! How can anyone manage 2 at once??
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Space Pope
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« Reply #19 on: 02-16-2003 21:22 »

Get digital and see if you can resist not seeing what happens next. Also, i can re-watch it next week and catch anything i may have missed.
Smitty

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« Reply #20 on: 02-17-2003 15:21 »

Is 3 included in Freeview? I might get that if I have 70 to spare.
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« Reply #21 on: 02-17-2003 15:41 »

ITV2, BBC 3 and BBC 4 are all on freeview.
Ninaka

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« Reply #22 on: 02-17-2003 18:36 »

Last night Eps 3 and 4 were on back to back (seems to be the style at the moment, maybe they're making the season shorter with these movie-length episodes)... It's so involved! My dad and I are sitting there talking about it throughout the show trying to work out and keep up with the stories that are all twisted together!
Unfortunately for me, it took me no more than 3 or 4 minutes to get dinner and miss out on a part of the story. I have a blank between the guy that walked out of CTU before the bombings... to when he was found at some site where he got contaminated with nuclear particles, and is told he might not live a day or a week!
How did he get there??

That's my only puzzlement. Otherwise, fantastic show.  smile
aslate

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« Reply #23 on: 02-17-2003 18:51 »

Oh bugger, you Australians are on episode 4 already? We're only on episode 1 or episode 2 if using Digital. I'll have to be careful to avoid spoilers.
Ninaka

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« Reply #24 on: 02-18-2003 01:12 »

Oh! I'm sorry...

They're moving fast here on it because last week they showed 1 and 2 back to back ("movie-length episode) and again they did it last night with 3 and 4. It's actually pretty good this way cuz you dont' forget too quickly what happened as it's all moving so fast!
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« Reply #25 on: 02-23-2003 20:13 »

Wow. My problem is episode 2 and 3 are merging into one, i saw them both in a run today and episode 3 is still fresh in my mind! I don't know if i remember enough of episode 2 to avoid spoilers!
Carbito

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« Reply #26 on: 03-01-2003 03:24 »

This week in Australia they have 2 episodes 0f 24 and then after that they are showing a new episode of Futurama...can TV get any better than this?
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Space Pope
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« Reply #27 on: 03-02-2003 19:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Ninaka:
Last night Eps 3 and 4 were on back to back (seems to be the style at the moment, maybe they're making the season shorter with these movie-length episodes)... It's so involved! My dad and I are sitting there talking about it throughout the show trying to work out and keep up with the stories that are all twisted together!
Unfortunately for me, it took me no more than 3 or 4 minutes to get dinner and miss out on a part of the story. I have a blank between the guy that walked out of CTU before the bombings... to when he was found at some site where he got contaminated with nuclear particles, and is told he might not live a day or a week!
How did he get there??

That's my only puzzlement. Otherwise, fantastic show.   smile

On how George Mason got there, he was driving out of LA, and Tony called him up to tell him to check that place, they had a match on something (i think it was a car). Anyway, he went there and got contaminated, and i was starting to like him!
This is about 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM:

Carbito

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« Reply #28 on: 03-03-2003 04:23 »

24 (and Futurama in Perth) is on tonight, thats just 3 hours away.

From what I have seen on the previews Jack is interogating Nina. Why are you glad that Nina is back aslate? I hate Nina!
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #29 on: 03-03-2003 12:10 »

She was a great character, she was evil and deceptive and alot of people in the UK wanted her to come back. That and we want to know her links to places like Germany.
*Stares at [-mArc-]*
Smitty

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« Reply #30 on: 03-03-2003 12:50 »

I haven't been watching it as I've been watching Cold Feet. So instead I've been taping it and so after Cold Feet has finished I'll have 4 hours to catch up on! Which could prove exciting.
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Space Pope
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« Reply #31 on: 03-03-2003 12:57 »
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You know if they do what they did last season you wouldn't of needed to do that. Last time on Saturday they would show the previous 4 episodes (every 4 weeks) back to back. If it's not 4 then it's 3, actually i think it is 3 now.

EDIT: Oo-err, look at the schedule (i removed the preview text):

00:40 24
 
01:20 24
 
02:05 24
 
02:50 Close
Smitty

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« Reply #32 on: 03-03-2003 13:12 »

I thought they might be doing that but then I taped them on Sunday in case they didn't show them.

Well thats handy.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 03-09-2003 19:22 »

I'm so pissed at the BBC, how dare they do this to 24. This was on BBC3's premier of the next 24. They had this really annoying guy shout over the soundtrack saying 'TUNE IN TO PURE 24, RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW. TALK ABOUT YOUR THEORIES AND E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE BEST SHOW ON EARTH' It lasted at least 20-30 seconds and they actually had him talk over someone else! Appart from pure 24 being a shit show anyway, i don't see how they can do that!
Smitty

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« Reply #34 on: 03-10-2003 15:14 »

Lol! I had the cursor over the top of "pure" and thought you were saying 24 was crap! Why would you start this thread if its crap?  big grin

I wonder if that shouting guy was the same guy who hypes up the film premieres for the BBC even though they are ancient films anyway. "TONIGHT! The network premiere of The Sound Of Music!" "The network premiere of Breakfast At Tiffany's, Tuesday at 9!"

If they talk over it again maybe you should email them and whine about it.
Arkard

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« Reply #35 on: 06-04-2003 07:16 »

I just finished watching the first season. especially the first half of it was great, but i think from then on it wasn't that good anymore. the last few episodes are quite chaotic and in my opinion not very authentic. but altogether it was very suspenseful. i'm lookig forward to the second season.
Future Angel
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« Reply #36 on: 06-05-2003 18:09 »

I love 24. All I can say is that I'm glad we're going to get 48 more hours, I'm assuming you can do the math and figure out how many seasons that is.  cool

I don't think season 2 was a good as season 1 but it was still good. Kim got even stupider this season and I didn't think that was possible. I wonder how dumb she'll be next year.

At least fox can keep some good shows on the air.
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Space Pope
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« Reply #37 on: 06-05-2003 18:19 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2003 18:19 »

Hey, can those Americans (or anyone) post their comments as spoilers and sorta give a time for when it's safe to read?
UK: 11PM-12PM Episode
The Hypno Toad

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« Reply #38 on: 06-05-2003 18:22 »

24 sucks ass...... if you like 24, then i doubt that you should really be here...... its boring, its too long, and many parts of it make no sense.......
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Space Pope
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« Reply #39 on: 06-05-2003 18:28 »

 
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Originally posted by The Hypno Toad:
24 sucks ass...... if you like 24, then i doubt that you should really be here...... its boring, its too long, and many parts of it make no sense.......

24 is great. It's not predictable, lasts a long time, keeps you interested...

It's not a straight and predictable plot. Maybe you need to be intelligent* to understand it.

*Have an IQ greater then that of an Omeba.
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