24: Season 1

I hadn’t seen the first season of 24, so this past Saturday my dad brought it over, Stu showed up, and we had another 24 marathon.

Once again, well worth the time spent. I can see totally why the show took off. Great cast, great writing… it doesn’t get much better.

It also showed me how they reward long-time viewers: if you watch carefully, you can see peripheral characters from previous seasons show up in later seasons with larger parts, tying things in together nicely.

My dad ended up loaning Stu the second season so he can catch up, which is cool. That’s where I started. Stu also apparently had the weird 24 surreal after-effect I had after my first marathon where he just had to call Jack and tell him about the bomb on the plane at 3:00a. Funny, but understandable. Heh.

Dad says the fifth season is the best yet, so I’m excited for this fall when it comes out on DVD.