Well, I just finished watching the new 2-hour movie, that will be setting up the next season of the television show. . .
In this one, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is in Africa, with a buddy of his (Robert Carlyle) from when he was in the Special Forces. We learn that Jack has been on the run, for the last year, avoiding a subpoena from the U. S. government. (If he returns, he will lose his freedom) However, there just so happens to be a local warlord (Tony Todd!) who is "recruiting" [kidnapping] the local children to serve as soldiers in his People's Freedom Army.
Leave it to Jack to once again become a one-man army - protecting the children, getting captured and tortured, all within the 2-hour time-frame.
To be completely honest with you, I think that I am just plain 'burned out' on 24.
I absolutely loved the first season, and I really dug the 2nd and even the 3rd season. Then the show just started to gradually lose its appeal. [I mean, seriously, how many times can this one man continually be tortured, and still end up saving the day?!?]
I was hoping that with the hiatus, caused by last year's writer's strike, the show would somehow regain its leverage for me. Alas, no such luck - I do not think that I am going to even bother with Season 7. However, for those still interested, it Premieres on Sunday, January 11th.
[and if you missed tonight's movie, it will be on DVD, this Tuesday]