24: Series 1-4 DVD|
Series 1: The first episode begins at midnight on the day of the California Presidential Primary. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) heads up the government's Counter-Terrorist Unit. He discovers that there's going to be an assassination attempt on Senator Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) an African-American presidential candidate. Bauer faces a battle against the clock to avert disaster. The series follows several characters as they live through a day that none of them will forget. For Kimberly (Elisha Cuthbert) a night on the town takes an unexpected turn. Teri (Leslie Hope) sets out to find Kimberly and encounters more danger than she ever imagined possible. Senator Palmer unaware there's going to be an attempt on his life faces the threat of a long buried scandal resurfacing. Meanwhile Jack with help from his Chief-of-Staff Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke) is charged with the responsibility of stopping the assassination. But who can he trust when it appears a rogue element inside the Agency is in on the hit? And all the time the clock keeps ticking... Series 2: Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) race to prevent a nuclear bomb being detonated by terrorists in Los Angeles in the second season of 24. Series 3: When the head of a Mexican drug cartel is imprisoned by Jack Bauer (Sutherland) a plot ensues to blackmail the US Government with the threat of a released bio-weapon that will kill millions to ensure his release. With Palmer seeking re-election to a second term will Jack survive this day? Series 4: 18 months after day 3 CTU has a new leader Erin Driscoll a steely government agent who made firing Jack one of her first priorities. After the explosion of a commuter train Jack who is now working for Secretary of Defense James Heller and also is romantically involved with Heller's married daughter Audrey Raines suddenly finds himself heading back to CTU for a meeting with Driscoll. Jack believes that the train explosion is a prelude for bigger things to come...from£11.99 | RRP:
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Average Rating for 24: Series 1-4 - 4 out of 5
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24: Series 1-4Georgia Gale Grant
Tick - boooooom tick - booooom. Watch one episode of one series and it is this noise, the passing of time, that will remain etched upon your mind, endlessly repeating, for hours.
Well... maybe that's a touch melodramatic, but drama makes this show what it is, one where lives are expendible and back-biting and treachery are just around every corner.
The format is the same for every series. Threat to USA, bad guys are planning something big, Jack Bauer (Counter Terrorism Unit special agent) finds them, he gets kidnapped/tortured/attacked (delete as appropriate), he escapes (miraculously), kills the bad guys, makes his way to the BIG BOSS and usually takes him out too. The glory of America is returned. Somewhere along the line, Jack's family get kidnapped/killed and CTU desert him as a 'rogue agent'.
It's a good idea, the whole thing shows in real time, so one day really does take 24 hours to watch, nothing is ever what it seems to be, and the story is only wrapped up within the last 5 minutes, so it certainly keeps you watching.
However, the question I am asking, with a season 5 showing in America in January is 'How many bad days can Jack Bauer have before it all becomes TOTALLY unbelievable?'
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