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5/18/10

24 and Jack Bauer Jumped the Shark

Live or die, hero or ultimate enemy, I think the last few episodes of Jack Bauer and 24 have been preposterous.

They can't allow peace in the end - not believable in that it generally provides some connection to the real world. If the 24 producers do, not only will have they jumped the shark, but they will have taken the easy way out writing-wise.

The only upside is I think it effectively points out the complications and compromises made in the supposed peace. Bush, now Obama must decide to do unsavory things. I want peace, but am saddened that our world - always someone somewhere - fights against it.

24: Season Seven [Blu-ray]
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