I watched the two hours of 24 on Monday with eager anticipation. Those two hours flew past and I hoped to improve on my. first review of the show. Not that it was necessarily a bad review; it was just that I was a newbie to 24, admitted it publicly, put my tongue in my cheek and waxed poetic on how much I didn't understand.
What I did learn during this two-hour 24 whirlwind brings me nowhere near the expertise of those two. What to do? I fretted.
I decided I'm still a newbie to 24, have already confessed, so I would discuss this past two-hour presentation of Fox's hit series from the perspective of my own still-confused brain.
Although I did learn a thing or two; may I take credit? That 24-hour digital clock thing, heh. Did you know that the series 24 name means exactly what it says. The entire show's season lasts 24 hours and each show represents an hour within that 24. Okay, so duh. I think this is a darn important point yet it's not all that clear to a newcomer.
There are still a lot of characters with whom I'm not familiar. I was somewhat enlightened, at least to some of the names of the characters, by reading Lana and Kouba's posts. Some characters I still do not know their names and for very few do I quite grasp the complexity of the relationships within the context of the show.
For example I still don't get who President Logan's buddy is. Last time I thought he was the Vice-President, but to my surprise I met the VP this past week and it's not the guy always around Logan. The guy who is always with Logan looks a lot like Dick Cheney, hand to God. Which is why perhaps I thought he was Logan's Vice-President. I'm guessing he's the President's Chief of Staff and while I'm still not sure, I think his name is Mike.
As for the two-hour action-packed early March 2006 presentation of 24, I understood both storylines. The Russian motorcade was not attacked as the terrorists had instructed. So they kept their promise to release the nerve gas on the American public. Beginning with a hospital but all were saved.