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12 January 2009 @ 03:58 pm
'24' - Hours 1 and 2  
I did my overnights this weekend, so I have today and tomorrow off. Yay!! Catching up on sleep and TV. On the agenda first ... 24!!

Random thoughts ...

- I love Jack; I just really, really do.

- I miss Chloe.

- I looked in vain for Mary Lynn Rajskub's name in the credits.

- Both episodes.

- Damnit.

- I miss Chloe.

- I do not like Agent Renee Walker. I wanted to, but she kinda bugs. I was initially hoping she would die by hour four, but considering her placement in the credits, I think not.

- So, am I the only one who thinks that Agent Walker and her boss are secretly (or not so secretly) totally in love?! I really rather hope so because when I saw her, I first thought: "Jack's love interest. Lame. Hello!?!? CHLOE!!!!," but now, I'm thinking it's her and boss-dude (Moss, I think.)

- Oh, emo!Jack over badass!Tony. ::SniffSniff::

- Considering Jack (and we) saw Tony die, I rather like how they calmly glossed over, yeah, well, you saw him die, but even though you're an expert in death and all that, he wasn't really dead and we super-secret-magically resurrected him seconds after you left. You know, like The Princess Bride -- he was only mostly dead.

- I'm hearing some complaints about Janeane Garofalo being Chloe-lite, but I'm cool with that for three reasons:

     1) I love Janeane Garofalo
     2) I think she's supposed to be deliberately Chloe-lite so that when the real Chloe shows up, her Chloe-badassery will be even more badass.
     3.) I've read vague things here and there and it sounds like when Garoalo and Rajskub are together, it's going to be AWESOME! Because they are AWESOME! And long-time friends who both can snark like nobody's business. Still, with that said ...

- I miss Chloe.

- Chloe better show up tonight.

- Dude, Jack was totally going to stab that guy in the eardrum with a pen. Were this real life, I'd be horrified. But it's not. It's 24! It's Jack Bauer!! Therefore, it was AWESOME!!!

- I think Cherry Jones is doing great as the President so far, but I still miss David Palmer. I miss Logan too, but that's for an entirely different reason, and heh, at least I can enjoy the actor on The Mentalist. I don't like The Unit and it wasn't about Dennis Haysbert for me, as it was the awesome that is Gregory Itzkin. I loved David Palmer and having David-Palmer-lite, ie, Wayne Palmer last year just made that fact more obvious. So, I'm glad they went a different route in that she's female, but yet, she clearly has more David Palmer-like tendencies as in compassion and conviction. I can dig that.

- I was watching the two planes and you gotta say it about this show, seven years, and I STILL could totally buy that Tony'd crash 'em because you. never. know. with. this. show.

- As for Tony being the bad guy, I can actually believe it if he doesn't turn out to be still good after all because when his name/face came up, I said to myself, well, Michelle WAS blown up by factions in the government and we know how he was about her. So, yeah, if anyone's gonna turn evil, I can buy this. Hey, it worked for Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight.

- On the other hand, if it is revealed that he's still a good guy, I'll happily buy that too.

- So, I'm thinking Jack's gonna get a pardon from President Cherry before the 24 hours are up and he has to face the Senate hearing again.

- Once more for the road, I miss Chloe.
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MVmrv3000 on January 12th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
So, am I the only one who thinks that Agent Walker and her boss are secretly (or not so secretly) totally in love?!

There's definitely something going on there.

Considering Jack (and we) saw Tony die, I rather like how they calmly glossed over, yeah, well, you saw him die, but even though you're an expert in death and all that, he wasn't really dead and we super-secret-magically resurrected him seconds after you left.

I was trying to think *how* Tony died - didn't he get shot in the head? Or am I thinking of someone else? Oh well, no matter. *handwaves* :D

but I still miss David Palmer.

He was the best President EVER.

I was watching the two planes and you gotta say it about this show, eight years, and I STILL could totally buy that Tony'd crash 'em because you. never. know. with. this. show.

YES.
Arabian: Doylearabian on January 12th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Was he shot in the head? I thought he was shot in the chest? But, yeah, whatever *handwaves* Remember, he was only mostly dead.
sourisvho: Bad Daysourisvho on January 12th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
I was trying to think *how* Tony died - didn't he get shot in the head? Or am I thinking of someone else?

IIRC, he was stabbed in the neck with a syringe containing some sort of deadly drug, that he'd been intending to kill what's-his-name with.
MVmrv3000 on January 12th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, was that it? It's been way too long. :D
sourisvho: Bad Daysourisvho on January 12th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
I've seen all four eps already, and I can't remember exactly what was in what ep, so I can't comment too much lest I spoil you for something. I'll comment more after tonight's eps air. But I really enjoyed the start. I'd forgotten how addictive the show is!
Arabian: Jack & Chloearabian on January 12th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Just tell me!! Do we see Chloe before next week? I'm going to very frustrated if the Chloe-lack continues for two more hours (or more!!!).
tangerinetani on January 12th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry to be filling up your journal with so many comments, but on the global trailer for the next ep it showed Chloe saying "I'm glad you've decided to join us".

However I heard the MLR was pregnant when filming started, so... they might cut back on her screen time..
sourisvho: Bad Daysourisvho on January 13th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Yes, there's Chloe! :-) But you'll have seen her by now.
tangerinetani on January 12th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
OMG!! You like 24 too? And omg.... Jack/Chloe also??? YAY lol.

Hmm I actually didn't really mind agent Walker too much. At least 24 is bringing in strong female characters (like Michelle and Chloe) again, and not more Audrey, dianne, and whatever the hell his brother's wife's name was, types.

I too am LOVING the Jack emo over Tony stuff. I'm happy Tony's back even if he might be bad. He was one of my favourite characters, and I was just gutted when they killed him off. I'm secretly hoping he's not really bad though. *cough*

I miss Chloe too!!!! But I hope Morris isn't as prominent in the series this year! Carlo Rota totally STOLE MLR's thunder last season.
And yeah I hope Chloe is back to her totally snarky, slightly socially inept, and totally mad about Jack self, whenever she does come back!!

I dunno, I'm just so happy Tony's back.... still I kinda hope he's good b/c if he's bad he'll probably just wind up getting killed off again...and that would suck!

tangerinetani on January 12th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
and I know what you mean about Palmer!!! All the other presidents on the show have sorta been... I dunno, sub par in comparrison.

Oh I'm also kinda happy about Colm Feore being on the show, yay Canadian actors!! :P But that could mainly be b.c he's also Canadian, and he was on one of my favourite shows of all time Slings and Arrows (in the 2nd season)...but still...
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on January 13th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Okay, who does Colm Feore play? (Heh, I think I have S&A on my netflix list. It has Rachel McAdams in it, right? Re-working of Shakespeare?)
tangerinetani on January 13th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Colm Feore plays the president's husband. What would the term for that be? First....gentleman? lol

Yeah, but Rachel McAdams is only in season one. And yeah its about the lives of, well basically Canada's Stratford Festival, but it could be any theatre company that performs Shakespeare. Its hilarious! The first season they are putting on Hamlet, and the main character (who had a nervous breakdown playing the Prince of Denmark) gets called in to direct the new production of Hamlet after his good friend and mentor passes away. He starts to see the ghost of his mentor, and others begin to question his sanity. It was a really well done and funny series.
Arabianarabian on January 13th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
I adore Jack/Chloe. They make me squee!!!

I know that Morris is supposed to show up, but I don't think it's supposed to be a big part like last season. I sure hope not.
tangerinetani on January 13th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hehe yeah me too!

Aww nuts, really? Hmm maybe he'll show up, have an episode or two of screen time, and then get killed off! Yes, I'm a terrible person.
Laura: Gen- Dark Winterprlrocks on January 13th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
- So, am I the only one who thinks that Agent Walker and her boss are secretly (or not so secretly) totally in love?! I really rather hope so because when I saw her, I first thought: "Jack's love interest. Lame. Hello!?!? CHLOE!!!!," but now, I'm thinking it's her and boss-dude (Moss, I think.)

I think they have something goig on too though i also thik they are going to do the 'love interest' angle with Jack as well. I rather it be Chloe, personally because those two kick ass together.

I don't know when Chloe is showing up, but hopfully soon. :)

Anyway, I thought it was a great start to the season and I'm looking forward to tonight.
Arabian: Jack & Chloearabian on January 13th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, good, I'm glad other people picked up on that vibe. Let the love interest be there, I want Chloe for Jack. FINALLY!
eolivet on January 13th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hee, I TOTALLY thought that Renee Walker has something going with her boss (or her boss has these unrequited feelings for her -- maybe they were former lovers ;p )

And long-time friends who both can snark like nobody's business.

Wait, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Janeane Garafalo are friends? Or their characters are? Either way, that's pretty cool. :)

Dude, Jack was totally going to stab that guy in the eardrum with a pen. Were this real life, I'd be horrified. But it's not. It's 24! It's Jack Bauer!! Therefore, it was AWESOME!!!

That...pretty much sums up my entire feeling about the show. :D

I'm not entirely sold on Tony being 100% evil yet (having only seen Sunday's ep) -- he didn't crash those planes, after all. :)
Arabian: Jack & Chloearabian on January 13th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I hope something comes up with Renee/Moss.

Uhm, Rajskub and Garafalo are friends in real life, long-time buddies. Sorry about the confusion.

Can't wait to see what you think of last night's two hours.