serendipitous reflections

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

24: Jack's back!

We're so happy to have 24 back, even if they killed off one of my favorite characters in the first 10 minutes.

We were watching the premiere on Sunday night and, since the football game ran a few minutes late and we were coming in from dinner with Lisa and Brian, we were able to just catch the very beginning. But also, because the football game ran late, it was going to overlap the local news. Well, I guess no one told the local news that the game ran late, so 24 went to commercial as the suspense was building, then the commercial break ends and our local FOX news starts. So I'm thinking, OK, a little news brief since the show ran late, then back to 24. Nope ... they cut the final 15 minutes of the show. Oh you can imagine the outrage across Columbia. I called that next morning (OK, that night I wrote a hotly worded email, too) and the receptionist had that tone like the boss had just yelled at everyone from the news director to the cleaning staff. They ended up re-showing the second hour that had been interrupted, and thankfully so because a lot happened in that final few minutes.

Because of the Golden Globes Monday night, we taped the third and fourth hours and will watch that tonight. It's good to have Jack back!


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