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24
cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, and Mia Kirshner

created by Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow

1125 minutes (15) 2001 widescreen ratio 16:9
20th Century Fox DVD Region 2 retail

RATING: 10/10
reviewed by Robin Landry
While most shows have days or even weeks to solve their crimes, Jack Bauer of 24 has just one day to stop to a presidential assassination, find his kidnapped wife and daughter, and discover who is a double agent at the Counter Terrorist Unit. While the real time aspect of the show might sound a little weird, I can safely say that 24 is the most exciting and definitely the hippest show on television. Produced by Brian Grazer, 24 picks up where The X-Files left off, with great writing, the coolest characters on the small screen, and the most unpredictable storylines you've ever had the pleasure to watch. Jack Bauer's (Keifer Sutherland) voice alone is worth the price of admission. While chaos rains all around him, Jack manages to keep his wits, assuring his people with the dreamy tones of a late night radio jock that everything will be just fine. Not a chance Jack. Without giving away any plot twists, let's just say, don't assume anything with this show. Anything can, and does happen in each of those heart-stopping one-hour episodes shown every week. I watched all of 24 in one week on DVD. It was 24 hours of pure adrenaline rush, which had me hooked after just one episode. I am now a rabid fan, gladly giving up everything else to watch Jack Bauer and his crew get themselves out of one death-defying situation after another. Not since The Avengers has television been so much fun and so very cool!
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