The following takes place between 11:06AM and 12:00PM
All events occur in real time.
As “24” flickered onto the screen and I heard these words, a wave of nostalgia, anxiety, and pure excitement hit me. I smiled at the sound of the clock. 24: Live Another Day begins right in the action. With only 12 episodes to work with (there will be time jumps between episodes), there is no time to waste.
24 is not the show to spoil, so here is a spoiler free review telling you what you’re going to feel, and what you’re going to see.
Straight away, within a minute, the excitement begins. A fast-paced chase scene, unclear of who the good guys are. Then it all happens. We’re slowly introduced to the underlying plot. As with previous seasons, there are existing conflicts from before we dive in. The characters must put these away as there is a crisis, but we know that’s not the end of it. But of course, there is more than just one conflict. This two-hour episode is filled with chases and gunfights and explosions, all somehow tied together. It’s filled with hacking and controversy and drones. 24 has kept up with the times, remaining relevant without taking a political side. For once, we’re not stateside (not including 24: Redemption). That doesn’t matter, the stakes are high and everything is intense. I am already feeling anxiety, already making enemies of the antagonists. I am ready for Jack and Chloe and I want it all. Everything I’ve ever loved about 24 is back. It isn’t stale, it’s fresh. 24 doesn’t do fan service. It breaks down characters, changes who they are, makes you question their morals. They’re not holding back. We’re getting a full-force season of 24 with fresh faces and a different world. This could be the finale or it could keep going. Either way, I haven’t been this excited for television in a long time.
I lied, us fans do get one thing we’ve been wanting to hear for a long time.