It's been two weeks since 24 completed its sixth season — are you going through withdrawal yet? I have to say that ever since 24 first hit the small screen, I have been hooked. Even when they weren't on their game, the show was always entertaining. I feel pretty safe in saying that a bad episode of 24 is better than a lot of what is out there on any given day.
Anyway, the past couple of seasons have started in January and run straight through the end without a break or a repeat in the bunch. I love that, but it also leaves a big gap between the end of one season and the start of another. This year 20th Century Fox and Degree deodorant are teaming up to try and make the gap go down a little smoother by offering up some new original 24 themes content. It may not be the show, but it is pretty darn fun.
As soon as season 6 ended, 24: Day Zero launched. It is a series of flash animations that take you back to the world of 24 before the first season began. They promise to show us an early adventure of Jack and Nina and Mason, as well as a glimpse into the home troubles between Jack and Terry that led to his affair with Nina.
So far, three episodes of the show have appeared on the site. Now, I won't give away what happens as they are good enough that you should give them a look see. However, I will say that for those of you who have been fans from the start, you get a touch of the Jack/Nina chemistry that threatened Jack's marriage, as well as see something that will make you cringe, knowing what happens in the first season.
The animation is on the simple side, but it has a nice style to it and easily fits into the revealed 24 canon. The highly dramatic music is there, the use of split screens used to nice effect, and leading the way is Kiefer Sutherland's voice helping us feel right at home in an animated world that is a little awkward at first. So, the story isn't complete, there is more to come, and I will be sure to check it out.