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Getting a Little “Green” Thinking about 24

Posted by Ryan on August 4, 2007

I’ve already had about enough of this “carbon neutral” nonsense.  It’s just an excuse for the privileged not to feel guilty about the obtuse lives that they live, and so that us plebes will acquiesce to their almighty (and hapless) perceived aid to the environment.  Like, I didn’t drive my car today, but I burned a tire in the backyard just to make today “neutral.”  Surely this would be OK, right?  It’s all about balance. 

But word’s come out that the show “24” is in on the semantic game and the show is sure to suffer, using less fuel and probably leading to less stuff blowing up!  I felt a little sick when I heard about this.  I love “24” having just finished getting caught up on all six seasons recently, but now I’m getting scared.  The formula goes as follows:

  • Some crazy terrorist/militarist plot exists to bring America down and is exposed before the big act
  • Jack ends up in the mix to thwart the bad guys by any means necessary, to the chargrin of the suits in the intel offices
  • They spend about 12-14 episodes tracking down who they think did it and Jack’s hunch is usually right
  • Having quelled the earlier threat they suddenly realize that the REAL threat is even larger and they have less time to find the true bad guys
  • They make sure that there are enough twists and things blowing up to keep one’s interest throughout the entire season leading up to an exhilirating finale.

But Season 6 fizzled after stage three above and rumors have been confirmed that the new President on “24” is a woman (shades of She Who Must Not Be Named anyone???  I just threw up a little in my mouth).  Going “carbon neutral” is tantamount to going politically correct and if that’s the attitude going into producing Season 7, then what must the plot be like?  “24” has played out the terrorist thread and it’s difficult to see where they’d take Jack next season.  With political correctness seeping from the production rooms and character leaks, I’m worried about taking Jack Bauer’s mythology and tossing it to the dogs to ravage like beasts on the PC altar of shame and mamby-pamby bilge.  I bet Jack doesn’t even torture anyone next season.  For shame!

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