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21 February 2010 @ 10:53 am
Thoughts on 24  
Is anyone else bored by 24 this season? Like really bored. Or is it just me because I can NOT stand Renee and wish she would disappear forever? Not to say that her 'woe is my life' is the only thing boring to me. She's just the main reason I'm really thinking of walking away from 24 once and for all. So boring. Very little Chloe usage. Waste of Katee Sackhoff's awesome. Can't stand Renee.

You know, I realized last week that if Katee Sackhoff had been cast in the role of Renee, I'd probably love her with the passion of a gazillion fiery suns (and totally root for her and Jack). But as played by Annie Wershling? Meh to HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE.
MV: 24 - Chloe Jack and Tonymrv3000 on February 21st, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I didn't even watch last week's episode. I figure I'll marathon a few of them at once down the road, but not enough is happening on a weekly basis to make me want to watch as it airs.
Arabian: Jack & Chloearabian on February 21st, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
I finally watched it last night and ffed through bits and parts of it. I just don't care.
tinkabell007: Shedon - Bazingatinkabell007 on February 21st, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
I actually like the new season way better than the last one. But then again, I love Renee and the actress who is playing her. And I am also blinded by the fact that David Fucking Anders is in the new season!!! No matter where this man goes, I'll follow *g*
Arabian: Little Boy Bluearabian on February 21st, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, last season wasn't that great, but I loved Larry Moss, and it kept me interested. This season? Meh. I like David Anders, but not like many who adore him (although, I get why people do). I dunno, although, I DO actually like the character of Renee, disliking the actress isn't helping. I feel like it's becoming the Jack and Renee show. And I just can't stand the actress, so that leads to not giving two craps about the character as played by the actress. *sigh*
sourisvho: Bad Daysourisvho on February 22nd, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
I actually like Renee, but I can see what you're saying below about the overconcentration. Dana's storyline with her ex is the most egregious of the "random CTU-employee personal drama that no one cares about" storyline they've had over the years. And that's saying something. I fast-forward through all those scenes. I think this season could be better than it is. It's kind of meh. Not enough Chloe! And I feel like they could be doing more with the leader of Fakeistan.
Arabian: Little Boy Bluearabian on February 22nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Not enough Chloe and, yeah, I don't like Renee. So issues I'm having. :(
sarahvalanche: dw - rose is the bad wolfcloudydaise on February 22nd, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
I've never been into 24 but I tried to watch it this season because of Katee Sackhoff (and David Anders, and Callum Keith Rennie...) but I can't keep up with it. I am too bored. I totally agree that if Katee was playing Renee I would probably be way into it. But as it is... it's just really blah.
Arabian: Bad Wolfarabian on February 22nd, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
That's really sad because when it's good, it's amazing. So sad. Ah, if only they'd cast Katee as Renee last season.
eolivet on February 22nd, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
We just caught up with 24 last night, and I am SO with you on Renee. The second ep was so Renee-centric, I almost stopped watching. :x It's that old soap opera trick of putting an unlikeable character in a horrific situation to generate instant-sympathy. And I did feel sorry for her, but I just...like I said, Jack/Renee is the ultimate in Big Brother/Little Sister pairings. I mean, there's a sibling protectiveness there, and if they just embraced that rather than going with the ridiculous (and borderline offensive) Jack-never-gave-her-the-time-of-day-last-season-but-NOW-she's-BSC-so-he-WUBS-her...blech. Makes both characters look particularly bad (though I do love Kiefer Sutherland in dorky "German" glasses ;p )

And this may be a huge UO, but I am LOVING the Katee Sackhoff sidestory. I sometimes wish it was the A-Plot. ;p I'm so intrigued by her character's backstory, and those two guys are so odious that I just really want them to get what's coming to them. ;p I think because it feels "organic" -- that Sackhoff lets you see both Jenny and Dana. It gives a "stock" CTU character a lot more shading and layers, and IMHO, it's a welcome change. :)

Bottom line: I'd rather watch Dana/Jenny's organic conflict than the stupid made up BSC-oh-noes crap they're forcing on us with Renee. :/
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on February 22nd, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so, so tired of Renee's angst. And I hate how the show is basically HER story, her journey, etc. and I'm like I DON'T CARE ABOUT RENEE! Unfortunately, we are in the minority, she's quite popular from what I've picked up from press and others around the interwebz.

Eh, I love Katee, and I'm not fastforwarding through the scenes, but it doesn't feel organic with the rest of the story. That's my issue with it. But I do love me some Katee Sackhoff, I just wish that they'd, God, I dunno, at this point. :Throws hands up:
harper47harper47 on February 22nd, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
I've already stopped watching. When the last two episodes sat around on my DVR forever and I realized I just didn't care AT ALL, I dropped it. Kind of sad but then I've never forgiven them for making Tony bad and killing Bill last season.
Arabian: Deanarabian on February 22nd, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to hold on because I love Jack, Chloe and Katee Sackhoff, but this Renee bs is making it VERY hard.