Jack Bauer, Chole O’Brian. Two names that are synonymous with only one show… 24. I was heartbroken when it was announced 24 was going to end after the eight season back in 2010, only for FOX to announce last year (2013)that they were bringing back 24 only this time it was going to last 12 episodes instead of the regular 24 we had gotten used to and was going to be titled 24: Live Another Day.
As the good old saying goes, “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.” Give me back my 24 so far Jack Bauer and Chole O’Brian are there, there’s a plot to cause the next world war or a major crisis and a lot of sub-plots and am good to go. Let’s get into it then. 😉
BRAINS: 24: Live Another Day was created by Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow, half of the episodes were directed by Jon Cassar while Milan Cheylov, Adam Kane & Omar Madha directed 2 episodes a piece between themselves. #24LAD stars Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Yvonne Strahovski as Kate Morgan, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chole O’Brian, Tate Donovan as Mark Boudreau, William Devane as President James Heller, Kim Raver as Audrey Boudreau, and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Erik Ritter. Check the trailer out below.
PLOT: #24LAD picks off in London four years after the actions of Jack in New York then with him being hunted down by both the United States and Russia and being labeled a criminal and a terrorist. The local CIA station get intel Jack is in London and head out to capture him believing that his being in London might have something to do with the current USA president, President Heller being in the UK. They capture him and take him into custody only for them to realize he has ulterior motives for being captured when he releases Chole O’Brian who has also being captured and was being interrogated for being part of a hacking group led by the hacker Adrian Cross. Jack gets Chole out and together with her tries to stop an attack that involves a suspected assassination attempt on President Heller’s life but as it is with 24, the surface plot is always more deep than you think.
ANALYSIS: #24LAD is crazily fast paced and high octane. It was great to see Jack back shouting DamnIt!!! and his stone cold face and attitude. Chole (God bless the creators of this character) hacking skills have not dwindled and keeps on performing. The performances of the major cast was awesome ranging from Sutherland, to Rajskub, Devane & Raver who are regulars. New comers Strahovksi, Donovan and Akinnagbe perform exceedingly well in their roles. The continuity was great, visuals were awesome and i must say that FOX really took their time to make this particular show awesome. There were so many great scenes but the cream of them for me was a drone chase. Honestly, if you have not seen any episode of #24LAD, then you really don’t know what your missing. It has an IMDB rating of 9.1/10 if you need further convincing.
RATING: 9.5/10 Awesome!!!
So for those who have seen all 12 episodes of #24LAD what was your favourite scene and would like them to continue 24? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.
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