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SPOLIER ALERT! DO NOT READ IF ONE IS CATCHING UP ON DAY 8 of 24!
This is probably blasphemy to some, but I think this season of 24 is actually pretty good.
In the last few seasons the world has been on edge from all sorts of super complicated terrorist attacks like EMP bombs, backyard ICBMs, chemical weapons hidden at Ontario Airport, more nukes, a remote control for every nuclear plant in America... you get the idea. There's been a ton of out-of-this-world plots by all sorts of terrorist groups and international cabals. Not to mention the constant stream of traitors in CTU. The last few seasons, in fact, have had an arching storyline for those who can stomach some of the worst parts of the 24 series.
But here comes Day 8 and what do we have so far after 6 hours? A Rafki Harri attempted assassination on the moderate leader of the "Islamic Republic". The realization there is weapons-grade uranium in the US in the hands of criminals. A CTU member whose criminal ex-boyfriend is manipulating her battered person syndrome. And the most interesting plotline, Renee Walker's decent into darkness.
No insane plots. No twisted family connections. No lame love torn apart by terrorists. Day 8, aside from Day 1 and Day 3, seems to most realistic and most entertaining season yet.
Hopefully it stays that way.
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