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Eternal Padawan
10-30-2002, 02:05 AM
But that's old news. I never even watched the first season. Well, I mean I saw like twenty minutes of episode 8, but I hadn't seen anything before it so I never watched any more of it.

Actually I just wanted an excuse to talk about the season premiere of Season 2. (And season 2 in general as it unfolds) Are they always commercial free? That'd be a cool gimmick to have a different sponsor every week so you could actually have a WHOLE hour.

Anyway, who watched it? Discuss.

derek
10-30-2002, 08:46 AM
welcome to the best show on TV.:)

season one is outstanding. well worth the $45 bucks.

as for commercials, no they have not been commercial free in the past, and i doubt that will happen again. i guess you missed the 10 minute ford commercials at the beginning and end of the show?:)

season two looks to be getting off to a good start. aside from the obvious bad guys, i think i have a good idea who the "mole" will be this season. but after nina was discovered to be a spy last season, who knows how this will turn out.

i still can't figure why jack(keifer)shot that FBI witness though.:confused:

Eternal Padawan
10-30-2002, 10:14 AM
Jack shot the witness to get back in the good graces of the guy he sent away and is now trying to reinitiate contact with so he can find out the guy's connection with Second Wave. :) Look! One episode and I'm already a pro.

Want more? I'll bet the daughter is going to "kidnap" the little girl to keep her away from the dad and Keifer (and the guys he sent to escort her out of the city) is going to be frantically trying to reach her for the next 24 hours.

Still more? The president's aide is hiding something. He is with holding information so the bomb goes off and the President and the Joint chiefs will be forced to decimate the Prime Minister's vague middle east country because that's the aide's ultimate goal. Eventually, the Prez will figure it out in the eleventh hour (and by 11th I mean more like 22nd) and force the guy to give up the crucial info that will send Jack to the right place just in time.

wedgeA
11-01-2002, 02:07 PM
Just made it through the season one dvd box, and I love the show. There is an extremely high suspension of disbelief required, but the show is an incredible ride. 11:59PM is one of the great TV moments.

Jedi Master Silas
11-06-2002, 05:40 PM
I stand beside Derek..it's the best show on TV. I hope the second season is as good if not better then the first. The only thing I didnt like was that they killed Jack's wife. It wasnt a bad story line I just liked her personally.....and the twist with Nina??? Whoa that was a nasty lil' curve ball. I cant wait to see what happens next! Does anyone know how much time has pasted in the story line from the end of season one and the beginning of season two??? I cant remember if anyone hit on that on not.

wedgeA
11-06-2002, 07:10 PM
JM Silas,

The second season is supposed to take place a little over a year from season one. As for Jack's wife, the DVD includes an alternate happy ending, and it just does not have the impact that the actual ending had. I agree though, the reason why the ending is great is because she is a likeable character.

derek
11-06-2002, 07:55 PM
Does anyone know how much time has pasted in the story line from the end of season one and the beginning of season two???

i read in a review of season 2 that 16 months have passed since the death of jacks wife. in the show, it was hinted at by jack that he hasn't worked at CTU for over a year.

epsiode 2 on tuesday night was good. i was shocked to find out that after shooting the FBI witness, jack cut his head off and put it in a bag. :sur:

i'm wondering if kim's crazy employeer(the little girl's dad) is going to be tied into the terrorist plot. if so, it may be a bit much.

Eternal Padawan
11-07-2002, 08:14 AM
Drat. I missed episode 2. Already I'm screwing this season up. :( This is harder than I thought.

derek
11-07-2002, 08:48 AM
E.P.,

they may re-run it on monday night on fox as they re-ran the first episode. or check fox's FX cable station. last season, they re-played all the episodes on FX.

here is what you missed,

jack infiltrated his old "gang" by giving them the head of the informant that was going to testify against his old "boss".

kim and the little girl she baby-sits fled the house after the girl's dad beat them and her mom, and kim and the girl got separated and now the girl is missing.

the president detained a journalist who was going to leak the planned terrorist attack.

the future sister-in-law of the arab guy is investigating her sister's fiance to see if he has terrorist ties.

and the preview for next weeks episode showed jack's old "gang" trying to blow up CTU.

Eternal Padawan
11-08-2002, 09:38 AM
Cool. Thanks for the update! I have to get it in my head to watch TV on Tuesdays.

Jedi Master Silas
11-08-2002, 01:29 PM
I'm going to buy the DVD now...thanks for the info Wedge.

Mandalorian Candidat
11-12-2002, 04:18 PM
So, what to watch tonight? My new EP2 DVD or 24? I guess I'll just have to call in sick tomorrow and sleep in after staying up all night. :)

Even after the first 2 episodes this looks like another good season. Who else was surprised when Jack shot that witness point blank?

Eternal Padawan
11-13-2002, 03:18 PM
Tee Hee. I like how Xander Berkely's character (the head of CTU) tried to hightail it out of the blast radius and ended up getting a lethal dose of radiation posoning anyway. Bitter justice. Methinks he'll be dead before the "day" is over.

Good stuff! I'm hooked! I've asked for Season 1 for Christmas.

Mandalorian Candidat
11-13-2002, 04:15 PM
Last night's show was really good. Anyone want to bet if that wifebeater guy is in on the bomb plot?

Eternal Padawan
11-15-2002, 04:31 PM
I don't think he is. I think Jack may have to beat his tush in a later episode, but I would find it hard to swallow if the guy his daughter is working for was also a terrorist.

mrmiller
11-22-2002, 12:17 PM
This show is great- and for fellow SSG'ers, I'm copying all the episodes on the computer. If you miss one and have broadband, I can send it to you. Season 2 looks like it might beat seaon 1. I'm anxious for the last episode just to see if its a shocker like season 1.

=MATT=

Jedi Master Silas
11-22-2002, 01:35 PM
OK forgive my lack of character names but does anyone else think that the father of the girl who is getting married might be into terrorist activity with the future son in law???

mrmiller
11-22-2002, 02:30 PM
Yes. And his soon to be son-in-law might just be a fall guy. Could prove Interesting.

derek
11-23-2002, 04:42 PM
Yes. And his soon to be son-in-law might just be a fall guy. Could prove Interesting

that does make sence, since nina meyers is now known to be involved in getting some of the terrorists access to CTU. and it would make sence to use arabs as the fall guys since everyone probably thought they were involved from the start.

one problem though, nina has been in federal prison(i guess) for a year and a half. the access codes to CTU she gave the bombers would of surely changed since then. nina had to give out the CTU info before last season, and since she was found to be a mole, all access and security codes would have been changed, unless there is another mole in CTU.:confused:

Leatherneck
12-30-2002, 09:45 AM
This is an excellent show.
Kim is hot, but she looked better in the first season.
She's still an idiot, though. :)

Eternal Padawan
01-12-2003, 09:15 AM
Whoa! Three weeks off and back with a bang!

I was totally expecting Nina to shoot Jack in the back of the head. THAT would have been the mother of all plot twists! Don't ya think?:eek:

But the twisty coming attraction for next week's episode has me countin' hours. Who shoots Reza? His fiancÚ?

And we've still got 16 hours to go. Don't these people ever sleep? That'd be funny to have seven consecutive episodes where everyone is just zonked out, snorin' away....:D May I suggest sweeps week?

derek
01-12-2003, 11:03 PM
there is no way nina will shoot jack. i love the show, but those CTU guys dropping their guns and the president giving nina the OK to shoot jack is goofy.

as soon as the president had confirmation the info nina gave them was correct, and the bomb was disarmed, the CTU guys would make swiss cheese out of nina meyers.:crazed:

i'm beginning to think both razia and his future father in law are innocent, but from the looks of things, it's obvious part of the government is behind this whole plot. man, tycho would love this show. it would fit in perfectly with his theory that bush and the CIA set up bin ladin and were involved in the sept. 11th attacks.:D

i'm wondering how this season will end. the typical ending would be to have jack save the day, but it may make for more intersting TV and a better next season if L.A. is actually blown away.

and speaking of next season, if there is one.....(the show ain't the popular hit fox was hoping for) i wouldn't be suprised if they did cancel "24". if so, the writers for sure should "kill off" jack and california. after jack's wife was killed last season, anything is possible.

Eternal Padawan
01-17-2003, 11:02 AM
Gaaah! Now ANOTHER three weeks until we get a new episode. This bites.

derek
01-17-2003, 11:45 AM
yea, what's up with fox? why do they need a 2 hour american idol show? why not just show the first episode before "24"? if american idol is that popular(i don't know cause i've never watched it) it would be a perfect lead in to "24".

fox is run by idiots!:mad:

now onto "24":

are the writers revealing to much too soon? we basically know who is behind the nuclear bomb plot. what i wonder is if palmer's ex-wife is involved to wiggle her way back into the president's life or is she trying to destroy him for divorcing her?

wedgeA
01-19-2003, 03:27 AM
The reason why FOX keeps putting the show on breaks is that they want the season to wrap up during May sweeps. If they ran all of the episodes non-stop, the season would end in April, as reruns are not feasible. I agree it is painful to wait, but I can see the network's thinking. At least FOX deserves some credit for trying to support the show's ratings and keep it going.

American Idol? Well, that's another topic.

derek,

I don't think that they are revealing everything too soon. Remember, it was at this time last season that the whole Ira Gaines storyline was wrapped up, and it proved to be only a portion of the whole show. If this season follows the same pattern, the 12th hour will direct the plot in a new direction.

Eternal Padawan
01-19-2003, 09:02 AM
Hey! Speaking of Season 1, I got it on DVD for Christmas and finally got around to watching the first disc. It's kind of wierd watching these characters knowing Nina's the bad guy and Teri dies. it puts a different spin on the whole thing, watching it second instead.

I especially liked sexy Mia Kirshner blowing up the plane and then hanging out in the Mohave desert with no clothes on. Yummy!:happy:

JediTricks
01-19-2003, 07:19 PM
I moved this to the TV forum since this isn't a movie... yet. ;)


Oh, and I think this season is ok, but some stuff feels too disjointed (the President's staff and ex-wife) or just plain dumb and pointless (Kim's odyssey). I fear that the whole last few eps will just be Jack trying to save Kim - luckily, she makes so many bad judgement calls that he'll have plenty more to save her from by the last ep. ;)

Eternal Padawan
01-20-2003, 12:00 PM
Season 1
Onto disc two. Watch the first two episodes (Episodes 5 and 6)Wow! The "father" of the girl in the hospital was the first major twist so far. That one totally caught me off guard. Even though I know the outcome, this is still pretty intriguing. And I lkike how everything in Los Angeles is within ten minutes drive of everything else. ;)

Season 2
Whatever happened to the guy driving around town with the bomb in the back of his truck? it's been a couple hours since we saw him. I will be giddy with coincidence if Kim actually winds up directly involved with the terrorists. Wacky. I think the season will culminate with a showdown with Nina, but if they plan on topping this season, I think she will be integral to season three. How do you find another plotline that involves Jack, Kim, the President, and another bout of insomnia?

derek
02-11-2003, 10:44 PM
Whatever happened to the guy driving around town with the bomb in the back of his truck? it's been a couple hours since we saw him.

well, it looks like the bomb reached it's destination, a small airport. apparently, by the look of next weeks episode pre-view, it's gonna go off in the next hour(episode), and we still have 13 hours(episodes) to go. if the bomb does go off next week, i guess the focus of the show will shift to the conspiracy to overthrow the government.(?)

i don't mean to sound gruesome, but i was disapointed that jack faked the death of saied's son. having his son really executed would of really added to jack's "do anything to get the job done" attitude.

i'm not sure where the writers are going with the "sherry palmer" storyline, but i don't like it. she is an obvious villian, but i fear they are going to make her a hero before the show is over. when she had the secret meeting with david palmer's female aide, i kept thinking, "she better not pull a pistol with a silencer out of that coat!:crazed:

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST SERIES I HAVE EVER SEEN. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, RENT THE FIRST SEASON AND START WATCHING IT, NOW!!! TUESDAYS ON FOX!!!

Mandalorian Candidat
02-12-2003, 04:06 PM
I have to disagree with you on the fake killing, derek. It's already been well established that Jack has the killer instinct of fulfilling his mission, but by not actually killing the son it shows he has some modicum of ethics/values. That scene did make for some great watching, though.

I think this season is at least on par if not better than season one. Kudos for great writing except for the Kim Palmer plotline at present. It's been lagging well behind the others for the last few episodes. Let's hope she gets back into the action really soon.

Kidhuman
02-12-2003, 05:04 PM
Jack would have killed them all if Palmer didn't twell him not to. And trust me Kim will be back in ttrouble real soon. I also think Jack will end up with Kate. Marie will watch Jack kill her sister and fall in love with him(as goofy as that sounds). Do you think now that Nina has been gone for 2 episides that Jack will actually get to kill her? What do you think will happen to Palmers ex? And is Lynn also trying to take down Palmer? I do feel bad for Mason but kinda serves him right for attempting to bail on the entire situation. Anyways just my 2 cents

QLD
02-12-2003, 05:55 PM
Wow, this season has been much better than i thought it would be.

I am a little worried about how Sherry Palmer is going to play out, but now we KNOW why Bill is so afraid of Hillary :crazed:

I wish Kim would DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!! I swear she is the only thing holding the show back. The writers constantly have to come up with dumb stuff for her to do. Ugh.

I don't think the actual bomb will go off. It might be another decoy bomb, or maybe something else.

It looks like Stanton is going to break, so I am interested to see how his conspiracy plays out. Especially with the para-military group trying to stop Jack from stopping the bomb :eek:

derek
02-12-2003, 06:09 PM
i was thinking about the fake killing of saied ali's kid. there was almost no time to round up his family and get a satellite hook-up, much less time to set up to "fake" the boy's death. that is the first thing that bothered me about this show.

also, i hope i didn't come off as bloodthirsty in wanting to see ali's kid actually executed, but i still think it would of taken the show to another level, as far as realism is involved. to me, the writers really whimped out. i would bet they actually had planned on having the boy really dead, and someone came along and said, "we can't kill a kid!". this is the last show i expect to play it safe, but they did last night............................................. ..
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...but it's still the best dang TV show ever!!! :D

JediTricks
02-12-2003, 07:36 PM
derek, I think that small airport had to be about 5 blocks outside of downtown LA based on the time it took evil Marie Warner to get to it. :D

I don't think the bomb goes off next week, I think the guy who rescued Kim is either lying or there's a miscommunication between him and her, and Fox is exploiting that for ratings.

As soon as we saw the kid get kicked over on his back, I knew that Jack would never have the boy killed. Up until then, I could understand it, but once they did that it seemed like it was gonna be a Mission Impossible type of thing... and it was! :D

Changing the premise midway through the series isn't new, they did that with the first season as well.

kidhuman, I'm pretty sure Jack had no intention of killing the kid, setting up a dual shot like that over a satellite feed would have taken too long to have happened between the time the President told him to stand down and the time the kid was "killed".


MC, I couldn't agree more with you about the Kim plotline being the weak link in the show right now. That whole thing has got to go, first with the murderous boss and now this mountain man crap, the CHP not paying attention to what CTU or Kim were saying, it doesn't hold water and feels pointless.

Eternal Padawan
02-13-2003, 09:04 AM
Who thinks the Chief of Staff is acting wierd? I think a big plot twist will be him and Sherry having an affair and concoting this whole thing. I hope Sherry Palmer gets some volts from the interrogator guy. :evil:

The only one who really knew about the bomb at CHP was the cop in the car crash, right? I wish they would follow that thread with the boyfriend and the cop...much more interesting than Kim meeting wierdo Kevin Dillon: Illegal Poacher.

What happened to Nina? Is she done for the season?

This show is getting better and better!!

Kidhuman
02-13-2003, 11:24 AM
I wqant Jack to kill Nina. She will probably come back and get killed. Remember Jack whispered in her ear in her last scene to date. He probably told het "I'm going to kill you". and I hope he does.

I think that Mike(cheif of staff) is innocent as far as what Etaernal Padawan said. I think it is the girl Lynn that is in on things. Mike is one of Palmers old friends and stuck by him through everything in season one as far as Palmers son went. Sherry was the one against him doing anything. And yes that is what Bill mostly likely felt like.

Kim needs to either go or get into some serious danger. What happened to the mountain Lion that was stalking her? Who is this poacher freak that appears and comforts her? I bet he is somehow related to that psycho husband father guy that got his butt whipped by her boyfriend. I kinda hate how they just leave things open and I kinda like it. Gives the audience all kinds of plot twist interpretations. This is the best damn show I have ever seen.

derek
02-13-2003, 05:46 PM
wouldn't it be awesome if when kevin dillon and kim get back to his house, matt dillon is there!:crazed: that would be hi-larious!

JediTricks
02-14-2003, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Eternal Padawan
Who thinks the Chief of Staff is acting wierd? I do, but he seemed kinda weird in season 1 as well. Here he seems sinister though, in a "Nina right before they knew she was the bad guy" sort of way. :D

Eternal Padawan
02-15-2003, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
I do, but he seemed kinda weird in season 1 as well. Here he seems sinister though, in a "Nina right before they knew she was the bad guy" sort of way. :D

That's what I mean. plus, the audience has had a whole season to "trust" this character, so when he goes bad, it'll be more shocking. or maybe the writers are throwing out red herrings similar to making George Mason the mole last season.

derek
03-05-2003, 09:15 AM
so did anyone really think keifer sutherland was going to die last night?

i knew the bomb would probably go off this season, but was suprised it happened with about 9 shows left. i don't know a lot about airplanes, but when jack informed CTU the bomb was at an airport, mason sent two F-16's to intercept the plane if it tried to take off. could not an F-16 of landed on a civilian runway and picked up the bomb and of gotten it way out to sea really quickly?

oh, well, it worked out for the best. mason got to kinda redeem himself for being a thief last season and trying to high tail it outta town at the beginning of this one.:)

so, i guess the rest of the show is going to have kim think jack is dead, riots, and jack trying to keep us out of WW3???

at least the president gave sherry palmer the boot. i don't want to see her again unless she's being arested. :crazed:

..........and BOOOO to another 3 week break!BOOOO!!! BOOOO!!!HISSS

Kidhuman
03-05-2003, 12:04 PM
I figured Mason was going to be on the plane. If he hadn't I didn't know how Jack would get out of it. I wonder what is left for the rest of the season. Some guesses are that the 7th Coil Soilder is still at large, the new guy that showed up at CTU is in on something and probably something else with Sherry. Just my guesses. And I agree, I hate this 3 week wait. They better do what they did last year and give us the rest of the shows straight through till the last one(even though they made us wait 2 weeks last year for the finale)

Anakin2121
03-05-2003, 02:42 PM
Oh, I know, right? I thought, "Since Mason was gonna die anyway, why didn't he fly the plane?" :)
The 3 week wait is horrible! :(

dr_evazan22
03-05-2003, 05:03 PM
I thought that Palmer should have placed Sherry under arrest, at least until "tomorrow", when the crisis was over.

Finally Kim had a relevant part of the story! Did she see the bomb go off?

I think that the new girl at CTU will turn out to be part of the conspiracy, but that's my opinion. I wold think that an agent in that situation would be able to focus on her work more w/out sexually harrassing her former subordinate. I know they might've just added that in for drama, but even George was able to straighten up and fly right (alright, it was a bad pun).

I think Palmer is a little suspicious of the JC's plans for dealing w/ these countrys that are plotting against US. There will be an assassination attempt before the show is over. I'm thinking of the movie JFK where the military-industrial complex is out to start war and make profit.

derek
03-05-2003, 08:36 PM
Finally Kim had a relevant part of the story! Did she see the bomb go off?

yea she saw it, and now apparently she's gonna be in the middle of riots.


I think that the new girl at CTU will turn out to be part of the conspiracy

i disagree. i think her and her female boss (sorry i forgot her name) are former lovers who had a bad break-up.


i'm also curious if nina meyers is going to have any involvement in the rest of the show?

JediTricks
03-05-2003, 11:54 PM
I knew Mason would be the one taking the bomb in, I just thought they would have found the bomb's schematic in the harddrive before it went off and he would have plummetted anyway.

Derek, I'm pretty sure a small municipal airport like the one they're describing would not have enough runway for an F-16 to take off from.

Once the bomb went off, I felt like the show basically could only go downhill from here. Setting off a nuke on American soil basically kills the day IMO. ;)

derek
03-06-2003, 09:44 AM
Derek, I'm pretty sure a small municipal airport like the one they're describing would not have enough runway for an F-16 to take off from

like i said, i'm no expert, but those jets that launch off air-craft carriers have a really short runway. so i bet taking off wouldn't be a problem. maybe landing on a smaller runway would not be possible though.:confused:

QLD
03-06-2003, 10:05 AM
I just watched Tuesday's ep. of the Jack Bauer Power Hour last night. Not bad, but they had painted themselves in a corner with who would pilot the plane.

We all knew it would be George, but they tried to swerve us with Jack doing it, but I wasn't fooled ;)

I know she was in grief, but is getting out of the car in the middle of nowhere the best way to deal with it? Or is this just another excuse for her to get hunted by more cougars, and a Dillion brother?

The Chief of Staff is acting a little odd I agree. Also, what is the deal with the hostility with the chicks at CTU? Are they going to explain it or what. It seems kind of out of place to have that "soap opera-like" confrontation, with the long silent stares, and music playing......

Kidhuman
03-06-2003, 12:48 PM
I agree with the women issue. There is definitley some underlying reason for the hostlity between them. Michelle and the other woman were either lovers or she sexually harrassed her in some way.

Anakin2121
03-06-2003, 05:30 PM
Hey Derek,

In "Pearl Harbor" I believe the runway on the aircraft carriers was 467 feet. Modern carriers, if anything, are probably bigger. A Harrier is the only fighter today IIRC that doesn't require much runway (or any at all). :) Plus, there were a bunch of little planes scattered all over the airfield.

JediTricks
03-07-2003, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by derek
like i said, i'm no expert, but those jets that launch off air-craft carriers have a really short runway. so i bet taking off wouldn't be a problem. maybe landing on a smaller runway would not be possible though.:confused: Aircraft carriers have a catapult - a special hydraulic launching system - that rapidly accelerates a plane to takeoff speed to counteract the shortened runway area, and even then the plane has to be at full engine power and sometimes they barely make enough speed for adequate lift.

Also, I am not sure a small municipal airport's tarmac would be capable of remaining solid under the heat from the engines of an F-16 taking off.


Originally posted by Quite-Long Dong
I know she was in grief, but is getting out of the car in the middle of nowhere the best way to deal with it? Or is this just another excuse for her to get hunted by more cougars, and a Dillion brother?

Also, what is the deal with the hostility with the chicks at CTU? Are they going to explain it or what. It seems kind of out of place to have that "soap opera-like" confrontation, with the long silent stares, and music playing...... 2 good points. After the writing for Kim on this day though, I'm surprised she doesn't jaywalk everywhere in black clothing down unlit streets or pick fights with massive gang members named Bertha or separate her eyelashes with a switchblade while driving.

Anakin2121
03-07-2003, 02:17 PM
I'm glad that Kim finally got some guts when she pulled the revolver on that guy in the blue car -- but why did she do that?! :confused:

Kidhuman
03-07-2003, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by Anakin2121
I'm glad that Kim finally got some guts when she pulled the revolver on that guy in the blue car -- but why did she do that?! :confused:

I dunno. They showed something in the guys back seat I think. I sneezed and missed it. Sorry.

derek
03-07-2003, 07:51 PM
I'm glad that Kim finally got some guts when she pulled the revolver on that guy in the blue car -- but why did she do that?!


at first she was gonna get in the car with him, but changed her mind.(her first rational thought in 2 years.) maybe the guy thought he was gonna get lucky, one way or the other, and was going to force her into the car when she changed her mind.

that was a funny scene though. a hot chick comes walking out of the woods and who are the first people she sees? a couple of biker dudes and a pervert in an 'el camino. there's a "B" movie right there.:)

Kidhuman
03-25-2003, 09:54 PM
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, how much trouble could Kim get into in one season? Now she is a hostage. this girl just has plain old bad luck. And Michelle is gonna whip that Kerry's butt. And Tony definitley got his in the end.