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American Midol: 7 Reasons "24" Fans Willingly Suspend Their Disbelief
Feb 21 2006 by Lani Voivod[TICK...TICK...TICK...]
'Tis the season when we time-squandering pinheads get a sharp lick of just how precious every moment is on our volatile orb; a planet saturated by a toxic gumbo of charlatans, mercenaries, and hyper-connected ne'er-do-wellers.
And while life imitates art, art imitates life, and poor Art never did manage to wangle a solo career like Mr. Simon's, one thing remains clear as nerve gas:
The talented writers behind Fox's 24 are brilliant, sleep-deprived neurotics at the height of their patriot games.
Show after show and season after nail-biting season, they make me believe that successful creative collaboration isn't dead and buried in Tinseltown after all. With their ever-fresh cavalcade of terrorist plots, sibling rivalries, love quadrilaterals, office politics...and a hopelessly inept Commander-in-Chief who can't make a decision to save his jowls (where DO they come up with this stuff?!), these renegade scripters are most definitely DA BOMB.
That's not to say they're flawless. Questionable plot points arise (a certain mountain lion comes to mind), and characters behave in ways that chuck the rules of credible engagement right out the Explorer window.
But it's the pristine elements that we 24 devotees can't help but adore. Let's hear it for Season Five and:
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