allisnow: (tv // 24 // witholding information) has a pretty nice piece on the end of the show: Saying Goodbye to America's Post-9/11 Hero:
After eight seasons, the Fox series 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, America's one-man do-or-die counterterrorism force--is due to go off the air when the current season wraps up on May 24.

I'll miss Jack. It's only television, but I think he's summed up something important about the American spirit: a will to defend his country, against all attackers, no matter what the odds. That fighting spirit is still evident among American troops on the battlefield. But in Washington's political quagmires, over the nine years since Sept. 11, it's been substantially snuffed out. Instead, policy revolves endlessly around denial of real threats and the impulse to Mirandize enemies on foreign fields of war and bestow upon them the rights of U.S. citizens at home--even if that means releasing them to kill Americans again.

24 is a thriller wrapped around a gimmick: Each season presents a single, action-packed day, spread out across 24 one-hour episodes (occasionally doubled up for an extra kick), all supposed to take place "in real time." Each second of the ticking digital clock is meant to correspond to a second in yet another day from hell for hero Jack, as he battles to save America from scheming terrorists and their weapons of mass destruction.

Conceived before Sept. 11, and scheduled to air in the initial fall lineup of 2001, 24's premiere was briefly delayed. The producers were worried that the subject cut too close to the horrors of the real attacks. In November 2001, they went ahead. 24 was a hit. America was ready for a hero devoted round-the-clock to foiling terrorists.

Read the whole thing at the above link. I agree with practically all of it although of course I wish they'd found some excuse to mention Renee ;)
allisnow: (tv // 24 // witholding information)
4 icons from the most recent episode... nothing especially great (trying to get a HQ version of the episode that may help make up for the darkness of the scenes) but I got the icon bug :)

Beware spoilers...

And three more behind the cut.

I need you to do me a favor... make sure that Hastings keeps his promise... )
allisnow: (tv // 24 // tough bitch)
*does a little happydance over 24*

Alli needs more new Renee icons!
allisnow: (tv // 24 // what would jack do)
Okay, I think I'm done! Just need to make sure everything is working before I put it on [ profile] fanmix

Click for full cover art, track listing and download link )
allisnow: (tv // 24 // better than bond girls)
I have completed my 2nd 24 J/R fanmix! Well, the tracklist anyway. Now for the cover art...

Oh need to come up with a title. That's the best part.

TV news

Mar. 6th, 2010 11:45 am
allisnow: (etc // heart)
Yay! Fringe has been renewed for a 3rd season!


Woo! Annie Wersching and hubby are expecting their first child!

24 8x09

Feb. 22nd, 2010 10:50 pm
allisnow: (tv // 24 // too much)
Quick random thoughts about tonight's 24.

Spoilers ahoy! )

24 8x07

Feb. 8th, 2010 10:43 pm
allisnow: (tv // 24 // annie day 8)
Know what the best thing about tonight's episode was?

Read more... )


Feb. 3rd, 2010 05:43 pm
allisnow: (tv // 24 // better than bond girls)
Annie Wersching is a horrible tease...

(Note: link goes to her facebook page. I don't know if you can see the page without being added as her friend, but she seems to be accepting all requests -- and it's worth it just to see the behind the scenes pics from last season.)
allisnow: (tv // 24 // tough bitch)
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