Video: The obligatory “24, season 7″ trailer

posted at 7:10 pm on October 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

I’ve never understood the fascination with this crap but I know I’m the only one who reads HA who doesn’t, so here you go. The money line, guaranteed to dampen the trousers of left-wing media watchdogs from one blue coast to the other: “Torture him if you have to.”

Among the show’s most recent converts, as rumor has it: the boss herself.

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I’ve never understood the fascination with this crap but I know I’m the only one who reads HA who doesn’t, so here you go.

You are so wrong, Allah!

Bad Candy on October 25, 2007 at 7:16 PM

I’ve never understood the fascination with this crap but I know I’m the only one who reads HA who doesn’t, so here you go.

Alas, I’ve seen the 24 just twice. Thought I’d watch it more, but never got around to it.

amerpundit on October 25, 2007 at 7:16 PM

In this clip, Senator Red Foreman (D-Wisconsin) thinks Jack Bauer is a dumbass.

ScottMcC on October 25, 2007 at 7:18 PM

I wasn’t too impressed with last season. They’ve bent over backwards to placate CAIR and other terrorist sympathizing organizations.

Now the only villians they have are “white” … not only is that unrealistic, but whites should start complaining about the rap they’re getting on “24″.

darwin on October 25, 2007 at 7:19 PM

24 is fine, but we should really be discussing “South Park” right now!
“terrorists have invaded our imaginations!”

redshirt on October 25, 2007 at 7:26 PM

I’ve never understood the fascination with this crap

How dare you AP, hopefully Jack Bauer doesn’t pay you a visit.

Complete7 on October 25, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Maybe this season they’ll have Chloe in black spandex with an AK-47.

Hey, a guy can dream.

infidel4life on October 25, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Now the only villians they have are “white” … not only is that unrealistic, but whites should start complaining about the rap they’re getting on “24″.

Tony’s half-Spanish, though, so be prepped for some flak there. Agreed, though, last season was the worst. Anyone who thinks this is right-wing pablum which shows torture always working hasn’t actually followed it.

calbear on October 25, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Gimme a break.

24 is some of perhaps the stupidest, most implausible crap show on TV. Many here and at other blogs talk about “conservative” this show is, but I just don’t see it.

And coming next season: Janeanne Garafolo.

Personally I prefer the moral no man’s land of The Shield. Damn good television.

Mike Honcho on October 25, 2007 at 7:34 PM

Hey, infidel4life,
Here ya go, pal!

redshirt on October 25, 2007 at 7:35 PM

I really liked the first 3-4 seasons of the show. It’s one the few butt kicking TV shows out there. Granted the dialogue’s cheesy and the situations are completely unbelievable, but it’s good escapism. Yet, after the 4th hour of the last season, I’m leery to watch this season. Season 5 sucked pretty bad and the last season sucked even worse.

(I can’t watch the clip posted. =( My computer speakers have been packed away and I have no audio.)

wherestherum on October 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

Among the show’s most recent converts, as rumor has it: the boss herself.

Alas, it’s true. I’m on the Season 3 DVD. Does it go downhill from here?

Michelle on October 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

24 is some of perhaps the stupidest, most implausible crap show on TV. Many here and at other blogs talk about “conservative” this show is, but I just don’t see it.

Bleh. Let me try that again…

24 is perhaps the stupidest, most implausible show on TV. Many here and at other blogs talk about “conservative” this show is, but I just don’t see it.

Mike Honcho on October 25, 2007 at 7:38 PM

Hi Michelle!
Interested in doing a cameo?
Bad guy or good guy?

redshirt on October 25, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Alas, it’s true. I’m on the Season 3 DVD. Does it go downhill from here?

YES. You thought the cougar attack was bad? Just wait.

Slublog on October 25, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Alas, it’s true. I’m on the Season 3 DVD. Does it go downhill from here?

Michelle on October 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

Season 4 was decent. Season 5 and 6…not so much…I thought season 3 was the best. Michelle Dessler was awesome!

wherestherum on October 25, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Michelle on October 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

Season 5 is the best its the one they won all the awards for.

Complete7 on October 25, 2007 at 7:40 PM

The Shield? Moral no man’s land? Hardly. More like a bunch of losers who are confused about morality. Or better yet, a show that pretends to be deep and wade new ground by having the “good guys” act like bad guys.
Stupid.

That being said…dare I admit the tv shows I like? lol
nah

HollyAho on October 25, 2007 at 7:43 PM

I liked two the best. Stopped after #3.

Please please please tell me they haven’t brought in a “long-lost evil twin” for Tony Almeira. That’s worse than the cougar.

see-dubya on October 25, 2007 at 7:45 PM

this looks like the movie preqel season. or at least i hope so. if it is, they get aq cookie for coming out with the movie only one season after i stopped paying attention rather than the five they took before coming out with that convoluted and stupid x files movie.

i’m intrigued though. production values look high. as for the torture/col. jessup stuff: i feel a bit like i’m being pandered to (for once).

jummy on October 25, 2007 at 7:46 PM

The Shield? Moral no man’s land? Hardly. More like a bunch of losers who are confused about morality. Or better yet, a show that pretends to be deep and wade new ground by having the “good guys” act like bad guys.
Stupid.

Behead those who insult Vic Mackey!

/;-P

Mike Honcho on October 25, 2007 at 7:47 PM

I borrowed the first 4 seasons from a friend and watched them all over a 2 week period.

Eh.

BadgerHawk on October 25, 2007 at 7:48 PM

Did they film this before Keifer’s DUI or what?

bbz123 on October 25, 2007 at 7:49 PM

24 and the Unit are the two shows I’m most likely to watch.

Speakup on October 25, 2007 at 7:51 PM

You have to be kidding me! This season looks awful! Tony is somehow magically alive? Here comes the shark for 24.

zerodamage on October 25, 2007 at 7:52 PM

I’ve watched for the last two seasons, but I will not be watching next season for 3 reasons:

1. Last season sucked.
2. Janeane Garofalo
3. EMMY-WINNING DRAMA “24” MAKES LANDMARK COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

Did I mention Garafalo?

salmonczar on October 25, 2007 at 8:01 PM

24 has gone downhill every year after the second season and is now unwatchable. Now, hearing Keifer’s endless heavy breathing is to me like fingernails on a chalk board.

I couldn’t even make it through last season.

The series also gets entirely too much support from conservatives, given the fact that the evil being done is, invariably, the result of a cabal of white right wing quasi corporate-governmental types. When you boil it down, every season’s plot reduces to the Truther world view.

Nessuno on October 25, 2007 at 8:03 PM

You want a good show, Dexter is awesome. Its on Showtime I think, I watched the Season 1 DVDs and it was creepy, but awesome.

Bad Candy on October 25, 2007 at 8:05 PM

I’ve watched for the last two seasons, but I will not be watching next season for 3 reasons:

1. Last season sucked.
2. Janeane Garofalo
3. EMMY-WINNING DRAMA “24” MAKES LANDMARK COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

Did I mention Garafalo?
salmonczar on October 25, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Right on salmonczar, can’t watch a show with that no-talent ass-clown Garafalo. If she wasn’t looney enough before, her recent anti-semetic comments really shows her true brain damage.

gash on October 25, 2007 at 8:06 PM

The Shield and The Unit. Last season 24 was horrid.

robblefarian on October 25, 2007 at 8:07 PM

I bought the season before last, and thought it was great. I have no patience to be committed to watch a show at a specific time every week.

Yes, I have a DVD recored, but that gone weird, letters jumbled and things showing up in foreign languages. Anyone know how to fix the program that runs this?

Well, before the DVD went on the fritz, I hated to be sure to set it and remember to change the disks, too much thinking.

StuLongIsland on October 25, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Dude, the Shield sucks. They have that fat douchebag that used to play the Commish trying to butch up with a Mr Clean cut. Dirty cops stealing from drug dealers…yeah, the morality is so deep I need ice skates to cleave it. 3rd watch was a better show than the Shield; much more interesting characters.
As far as 24 goes, Jack Bauer is no Chuck Norris but he has his moments. Bringing back Tony as a bad guy…I don’t like it personally; I always liked Tony except for season one, but I can understand how Tony might go round the bend. As a screenwriter, I could come around to that idea, especially if I wanted to stay away from Middleeastern terrorists for a while. Season 6 was a downer but this one shows a few moments of promise, especially if he’s having a showdown with a Senate committee.

austinnelly on October 25, 2007 at 8:27 PM

Personally I prefer the moral no man’s land of The Shield. Damn good television.

Mike Honcho on October 25, 2007 at 7:34 PM

The Shield is crap, and what’s worse it’s crap that takes itself far too seriously.

srhoades on October 25, 2007 at 8:33 PM

I wonder how many people would be gushing over 24 if Allah had said it was his favorite show ever.

srhoades on October 25, 2007 at 8:36 PM

srhoades on October 25, 2007 at 8:36 PM

Not me, not my bag, I watched one episode, just didn’t care for it. Watch yourself some Dexter, thats much better.

Bad Candy on October 25, 2007 at 8:40 PM

srhoades on October 25, 2007 at 8:36 PM

I like the show…it’s good brain candy.

But at the moment, I prefer “Deadwood” on DVD. Al @#$%!!! Swearengen rules.

Slublog on October 25, 2007 at 8:57 PM

I’ve recently watched seasons 1 and 2. Not too bad, but lots of impossible/implausible plot twists. I’ll be watching season 3 soon. Watching on DVD (sans commercials) is so much better than TV.

Maybe season 8 they can bring back Jack’s wife! I think 24 has officially jumped the shark.

Snidely Whiplash on October 25, 2007 at 8:57 PM

2. Janeane Garofalo

She’ll be dead, good enough for me.

…as for the clip… did they run out of bad guys, get high, and watch Die Hard? Why not have John McClane make a cameo?

Maybe after that, we can have Admiral Adama and Col. Jack O’Neill involved in a torture orgy.

TheEJS on October 25, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Tony is somehow magically alive

They didn’t show him die; lots of fans thought he might still be “magically alive.” After all, in dramas, if they don’t show your death, you’re probably coming back. (And, if they do, maybe you’ll have a twin!)

calbear on October 25, 2007 at 9:06 PM

redshirt on October 25, 2007 at 7:35 PM

Dayum. Take me into custody baby.

infidel4life on October 25, 2007 at 9:08 PM

I like turtles. I mean, 24.

nailinmyeye on October 25, 2007 at 9:12 PM

Bad Candy on October 25, 2007 at 8:40 PM

I’m not pointing fingers, I’m just sayin’. . . I clicked on the link ’cause I’ve watched the show from day one and loved it (and I’m also the first to admit last season wasn’t up to par). I just noticed that there a lot of people on this thread who say they’ve either never seen the show or couldn’t get into it or watched FOUR SEASON on DVD and weren’t impressed. Why did they click on the link if they had no interest? Curiousity doesn’t usually go along with “Eh”.

I just think that maybe there as possibly some who are trying to impress the cool kid.

srhoades on October 25, 2007 at 9:22 PM

How is the Unit this year?

I’ve been taping NCIS and the Unit and haven’t gotten around to watching either yet, but had heard some scuttlebut that the Unit was slip sliding away into liberalville.

ShoreMark on October 25, 2007 at 9:22 PM

I’ve never understood the fascination with this crap but I know I’m the only one who reads HA who doesn’t, so here you go.

Not the only one ….

deepdiver on October 25, 2007 at 9:25 PM

Jack Rocks!

Can’t wait for the new season.

conservnut on October 25, 2007 at 9:28 PM

I’ve hated the direction 24 has taken in the last season and a half (i.e. blatant left wing politics, something conservative fans are FINALLY recognizing), but I’ll once again give it a shot.

Tony Almeida was my favorite character, but it’s a pretty desperate attempt by the producers to bring about some of the 5 million viewers they lost with last season’s debacle. I don’t know how you come back from getting fatally stabbed in the neck, but whatever. And coming back as a bad guy? Then it isn’t the same Tony.

But some red flags for you all, all news from this past summer:

1. Their unprecedented campaign to combat global warming
2. The announcement of a female president
3. Jeneane Girafolo becoming a part of the cast

Patriot33 on October 25, 2007 at 9:32 PM

In this clip, Senator Red Foreman (D-Wisconsin) thinks Jack Bauer is a dumbass.

ScottMcC on October 25, 2007 at 7:18 PM

obvious code for Senator Russ Feingold (Idiot-Wisconsin)

I liked season 4 alot, has a good Patriot Act episode and shows how terrorist can use the ACLU/Amensty International, they call it “Amnesty Global” in the show, and how the terrorist use them to their advantage if needed.

jp on October 25, 2007 at 9:45 PM

srhoades on October 25, 2007 at 9:22 PM

To be fair, a lot of commenters read every page or check in for the comments to see if a good conversations going on. I read most of the stories posted, even if it isn’t necessarily something I’m interested in.

Bad Candy on October 25, 2007 at 9:50 PM

I love that Tony has the Garthe Knight* Evil Guy Facial Hair ™

*Garthe was the evil twin of Michael Knight on Knight Rider**

**note this is not Knight Ridder. Apperantly everyone at Knight Ridder is evil if they have facial hair or not.

liberrocky on October 25, 2007 at 9:54 PM

liberrocky on October 25, 2007 at 9:54 PM

Don’t you know who I am???

Bad Candy on October 25, 2007 at 9:55 PM

Red Foreman is clearly a Governor, not a Senator, and he is clearly a Republican, not a Demonrat. Haven’t you ever watched That 70′s Show???

JEFF_IN_NC on October 25, 2007 at 9:59 PM

Alas, it’s true. I’m on the Season 3 DVD. Does it go downhill from here?

Michelle on October 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

My own personal opinion is that season 3 is the best. The last 12-13 hours picks up momentum like a boulder rolling down a hill, and you really get a sense of the threat.

Alas, I don’t think it’s ever been as good since then, although season 5 was certainly worth watching.

Of course, take it with a grain of salt, if you ask 6 different people which of the seasons of 24 were the best, it would not be surprising to get 6 different answers.

thirteen28 on October 25, 2007 at 11:07 PM

Michelle….keep watching.

I discovered the series through Rush two years ago. I rented series 1-4 and thought I’d found my TV-heaven. I hate all that other junk. I have no idea why this program appeals to me. I think because I can see that the events are truly plausible.

I do wish Nina would *appear* again. There was chemistry there!! And Chloe is great. Too bad she keeps ending up with nerds or dummies. Tony…well, I never really liked him.

jatfla on October 25, 2007 at 11:14 PM

BTW Michelle, as a service to your loyal readers, we’d love to hear your take on the various seasons when you are done watching ;)

thirteen28 on October 25, 2007 at 11:19 PM

“Do what you have to do”

“I’m going to enjoy this”

Um yeah I think I might watch this season. Last season could not keep my interest maybe catching it mid series is not a good thing.

Theworldisnotenough on October 25, 2007 at 11:34 PM

important why?

scooter on October 26, 2007 at 1:01 AM

Michelle,

Seasons 2 and 4 are the best. I hated 3 but I have friends who think it was the best (all women who think that…not sure why).

Five wasn’t bad. Last season was weak.

Now I’m hooked on Dr. Who. Billie Piper is the bees knees.

John on October 26, 2007 at 1:14 AM

Season 4 had the best line of the entire series, in the first episode: SecDef James Heller, arguing with his son Richard (my emphasis):

Heller: We do not live in a utopia. America has enemies.
Richard: Enemies that were are friends a year ago!
Heller: Spare me your 6th grade Michael Moore logic!

Best.Line.EVER.

Now if only 24 had the Malkins to take on CAIR and Islamofascists in the same forthright, honest manner as Sir Doughnut…sigh.

I could handle plots like Season 4 and 5, where “someone else” is behind the actions of the Islamofascists, if only there were plots that also recognized that sometimes, a cigar is really just a cigar, as it were (i.e., sometimes the Islamofascists really do evil things just because they want to, and for no other reason).

But that would be expecting far too much from Hollyweird in general, and from the same studio that was responsible for the climate change fantasy “The Day After Tomorrow”.

Wanderlust on October 26, 2007 at 7:23 AM

At least it’s not another mole in CTU.

This time it’s a mole in the FBI. I feel much better.

drjohn on October 26, 2007 at 9:17 AM

(I can’t watch the clip posted. =( My computer speakers have been packed away and I have no audio.)

wherestherum on October 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

It’s ok. Just watch the video and make “boom” noises with your mouth. You’ll get the say effect.

Michelle
Don’t listen to the naysayers. THey are really “Heroes” watchers who are upset that their roommates own the TV and are diehard 24 fans.
Evidence: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIf-pqU76ME

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsRXOBYFMg4

Sensei Ern on October 26, 2007 at 10:08 AM

I’ve loved 24 but felt monstrously betrayed after last season. It started out so breathtaking – what with Jack coming back from two years of torture in China and then the NUKE and all – but went downhill fast. The white guys were always more evil than the terrorists – which I’m sure made the Muslims happy. And the whole “detainment camps” angle really annoyed me too – because the President’s sister was always whining about her Muslim boyfriend and it was like nails on a chalkboard. The boring sub-lot tacked onto the end – Jack having to find Audrey – seemed like an after-thought when Fox had to placate the Muslims. It didn’t fit and was anti-climactic. The whole season fizzled.

Redhead Infidel on October 26, 2007 at 11:24 AM

I know Jack, like the Holy Roman Emperor, is above grammar, but shouldn’t it be “ten of whom were children?”

Mike Antonucci on October 26, 2007 at 12:11 PM

ShoreMark on October 25, 2007 at 9:22 PM

Yes, the latest season opened with a plotline revolving around evil right-wing ultra-patriots trying to save the country from the leftists. That old chestnut.

Frozen Tex on October 26, 2007 at 12:33 PM

Alas, it’s true. I’m on the Season 3 DVD. Does it go downhill from here?

The wife and I just started season 5 (just finished the first DVD). We’ve loved it all so far.

crazy_legs on October 26, 2007 at 1:28 PM

We LOVE 24 & Jack “DUI” Bauer!!!

Never take a fictional character and program seriously folks. Myself, hubby and soon to be Navy son live for a good torture/kill scene and yell for joy when Jack finishes them off. Loved the chain hang of one of the terrorists last season!

(Awful, aren’t we?)

We spent an entire summer last year catching up on all the shows. Once we finished and the past season was over, we needed another “fix”. An earlier commenter was dead on with “Deadwood”. It is awesome! Problem is, we watched all its episodes on DVD and now need a new fix. Reckon we’ll try “Dexter”.

SouthernPride on October 26, 2007 at 2:30 PM