For Rick Hancock…

**This was written at the request of my wonderful teacher Rick Hancock.

24 is a show that premiered in 2001 and will be ending in May 2010.

This show has run for eight seasons and almost 200 episodes. At the time it goes off the air, it will be the longest running espionage-based television drama ever.

24 centers on Special Agent Jack Bauer who works for the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) in Los Angeles. Through out the series, Bauer must prevent multiple terrorist attack plots, including Presidential assassination attempts, nuclear, biological and chemical threats, as well as cyber threats.

I think the most fascinating thing about this show is the fact that it is presented in “real time,” meaning that every minute of airtime corresponds with every minute of these fictituious characters’ lives. Each episode of the season represents one hour in a day.

Changes to the main cast are made every season, so it’s near impossible to list just a few main stars. Keifer Sutherland (Bauer) is in fact the only character to ever appear in every episode.  

The show, while a crowd favorite, is very tricky to get into. It’s not the kind of show you can just pick up with in its fourth or fifth season. This is definitely one that you have to watch from the beginning.

Either way, this Golden Globe award winning show has proven to be a favorite among dramatic television, and one of Rick Hancock’s favorite shows. So enjoy these last few weeks, Rick! Then you’ll have to find something else. (Luckily, he has this blog to look at for references to other shows.)


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