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23rd Apr '18 9:09:26 AM bitemytail
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The [[TVStrikes Hollywood Writers' Strike of 2007/8]] kept the series off the air during 2008, with the exception of a two-hour MadeForTVMovie, ''Redemption'', which aired in November 2008 and acted as a {{Prequel}} for the seventh season. The seventh season was a {{Retool}} which moved the action to the East Coast and generally improved on the fairly mediocre Season 6. Season 8 allowed it to take the title of "Longest-Running spy Show" by episode count away from ''Series/MissionImpossible'', which had held the title since 1973. It premiered on 17 January 2010 and moved the action again, this time to New York. It marked the end of the show's contiguous run.

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The [[TVStrikes [[UsefulNotes/TVStrikes Hollywood Writers' Strike of 2007/8]] kept the series off the air during 2008, with the exception of a two-hour MadeForTVMovie, ''Redemption'', which aired in November 2008 and acted as a {{Prequel}} for the seventh season. The seventh season was a {{Retool}} which moved the action to the East Coast and generally improved on the fairly mediocre Season 6. Season 8 allowed it to take the title of "Longest-Running spy Show" by episode count away from ''Series/MissionImpossible'', which had held the title since 1973. It premiered on 17 January 2010 and moved the action again, this time to New York. It marked the end of the show's contiguous run.
24th Feb '18 2:38:55 PM nombretomado
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* RussiansWithRustingRockets: In season 5, the terrorists try to launch non-nuclear missiles from a Russian submarine.
18th Jan '18 9:39:26 AM Smeagol17
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In January 2016, the show was slated for another return. Fox ordered a pilot for a SequelSeries called ''[[Series/TwentyFourLegacy 24: Legacy]]''. It takes place in the same continuity as the original show and will feature at least one returning cast member. Sutherland is to return on the other side of the camera, as executive producer, but the showrunners have claimed that the character of Jack Bauer will not appear. Due to the show's history of major plot twists, fans are taking this with a grain of salt. ''Legacy'' premiered following the Super Bowl on February 5 2017, and finished its first season on April 17. But in June of the same year, Fox announced that it was also to be ''Legacy''[='s=] only season, as they cancelled the show, though the channel would at the same time state that they were still looking into creating another incarnation of the series.

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In January 2016, the show was slated for another return. Fox ordered a pilot for a SequelSeries called ''[[Series/TwentyFourLegacy 24: Legacy]]''. ''24: Legacy''. It takes place in the same continuity as the original show and will feature at least features one returning cast member. Sutherland is to return returned on the other side of the camera, as executive producer, but the showrunners have claimed that the character of Jack Bauer will did not appear. Due to the show's history of major plot twists, fans are taking this with a grain of salt.appear. ''Legacy'' premiered following the Super Bowl on February 5 2017, and finished its first season on April 17. But in June of the same year, Fox announced that it was also to be ''Legacy''[='s=] only season, as they cancelled the show, though the channel would at the same time state that they were still looking into creating another incarnation of the series.
8th Jan '18 11:54:49 AM CheeseDogX
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* HollywoodLaw: One plot point in Season 2 features a coup against President Palmer, attempting to invoke the Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, to remove him from office by declaring him unfit to serve. The show makes it seem like it's a matter of a simple majority vote by the Cabinet, and the President is tossed out on his ear. In RealLife, the situation is far more complex. For one, the request to remove the President has to be submitted in writing to Congress, and the President is allowed to submit his own opinion on the matter. And long deliberations would likely ensue. The 25th Amendment, or at least Section 4, has never actually been invoked, so it's hard to say exactly what the process would look like. But it would undoubtedly take days, maybe weeks, and not a couple hours like on the show.
6th Jan '18 11:02:50 PM Laqueesha
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* Main/Flanderization: In the early seasons of the show, the CTU tactical teams were actually fairly competent at their jobs. By the later seasons they can't do anything right and are constantly being slaughtered by terrorists.

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* Main/Flanderization: Flanderization: In the early seasons of the show, the CTU CTU's tactical teams were actually fairly competent at their jobs. By the later seasons they can't do anything right and are constantly being slaughtered by terrorists.
6th Jan '18 11:02:35 PM Laqueesha
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6th Jan '18 11:02:12 PM Laqueesha
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* Flanderization: In the early seasons of the show, the CTU tactical teams were actually fairly competent at their jobs. By the later seasons they can't do anything right and are constantly being slaughtered by terrorists.

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* Flanderization: Main/Flanderization: In the early seasons of the show, the CTU tactical teams were actually fairly competent at their jobs. By the later seasons they can't do anything right and are constantly being slaughtered by terrorists.
6th Jan '18 11:01:49 PM Laqueesha
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* Flanderization: In the early seasons of the show, the CTU tactical teams were actually fairly competent at their jobs. By the later seasons they can't do anything right and are constantly being slaughtered by terrorists.
4th Dec '17 5:46:34 PM Tyk5919
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** Several of ''24''[='=]s story arcs are highly similar to the British series Series/{{Spooks}}, which also aired throughout the 2000s. They include the counter-terrorism team being locked in their office because of a nerve gas thr

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** Several of ''24''[='=]s story arcs are highly similar to the British series Series/{{Spooks}}, which also aired throughout the 2000s. They include the counter-terrorism team being locked in their office because of a nerve gas thrthreat, the hero teaming up with AlexanderSiddig as a potentially-untrustworthy Muslim ally, a plot to crash airplanes together in midair, and a hacker breaking into the traffic light network to cause havoc and blackmail the government (before ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' as well). There are more similarities, as well, but are just generic enough to be stock [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] plots, like a season revolving around UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}'s -- or [[{{Qurac}} "Kamistan's"]] -- nuclear program and a subsequent peace deal derailed by terrorism.
** The first few episodes of Season 5, detailing a plot to bring Jack out of hiding by [[spoiler:killing his friends]], are very reminiscent of the intro to ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
** Jack's entire character arc in the last third of Season 8 is remarkably similar to the one Willow Rosenberg has in the last few episodes of the sixth season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (coincidentally, writer David Fury was an executive producer on both shows and wrote episodes from both arcs). Similarities include [[spoiler:them getting a fleeting moment of happiness with their love interest only for the love interest to be shot dead, going on a heartbroken RoaringRampageOfRevenge and brutally torturing and executing the murderer, and eventually winding up in a position to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, only to be talked out of it and come back to their senses thanks to their best friend's intervention.]]
* WorkingWithTheEx: Happens quite a bit in ''24''. Tony and Michelle find themselves working together at CTU in the 4th season. Also, David Palmer ends up having to work with Sherry quite a bit, even asking for her help one time.
* WorldHalfEmpty: Corporate and Governmental corruption is rife, all Jack's victories seem [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic]] at best, and the majority of those we meet who are working to uphold justice and freedom seem to have the [[AnyoneCanDie lifespan of butterflies]].
** Lampshaded in Season 7; as a terrorist prepares to execute a port security guard that Jack and Tony had coerced into helping them earlier, Tony remarks to Jack that both of them knew the guard was dead the moment he got involved. Subverted, as Jack seems to decide that saving one man wasn't worth tipping off the terrorists that they were involved... then, just as the guard is about to be offed, Jack decides to take the shot anyways, and the guard becomes one of the ''very'' few innocents on 24 who ''survives'' being involved with terrorists.
* WorldOfBadass: Because even the tech geeks, [[DamselScrappy Damsel Scrappys]], and peace-seeking presidents of random Middle Eastern nations are capable of bringing the pwnage.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Jack explaining his moral dilemmas in the season 7 finale. It is, for lack of a better term, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming awesome and heart-rending]].
* WorthyOpponent: Christopher Henderson.
* WouldHitAGirl: Done quite a bit, most notably with Bauer's interrogations of Nina Myers (who he rammed into the wall after grabbing her by the throat) and Dana Walsh (who he slapped around and bashed her head against the interrogation desk).
** UpToEleven when he gets a man to talk by ''shooting his innocent wife in the leg.''
* WouldHurtAChild: The terrorists, and sometimes those who fight them.
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Pretty much every terrorist/conspiracy plot in the history of the show. And usually because people didn't shut up and listen to Jack Bauer in the first place. In particular, ''any time'' CTU calls for a [[TemptingFate perimeter to prevent the bad guys from escaping]], it will, without question, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fail]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: The [[BigBad Big Bads]] and [[TheDragon Dragons]] do not tolerate failure. Just ask Ira Gaines. Or Navi Araz. Or Vladimir Bierko. Or Phillip Bauer. Or Jonas Hodges. Or Margot Al-Harazi.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: '''EVERYONE''' is expendable on this show the second someone deems them useless.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My X]]: Used to ludicrous extremes, but features most prominently in Season 7 with Henry Taylor and [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]], who both lost their sons (one living, one unborn).
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: the characters are forever talking about how "this terrible day is finally over"... halfway through the season.
** In Season 8, this is a plot point: CTU picks up a culprit pretty quickly, and Chloe asks if this person might not be a decoy.
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4th Dec '17 11:55:52 AM samhuddy
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** According to Alan Sepinwall's ''The Revolution Was Televised,'' the show was originally conceived as essentially "''Die Hard'' the Series." That changed when Kiefer Sutherland was cast in the lead, and the humor and general self-awareness was toned down significantly.



** Several of ''24''[='=]s story arcs are highly similar to the British series Series/{{Spooks}}, which also aired throughout the 2000s. They include the counter-terrorism team being locked in their office because of a nerve gas threat, the hero teaming up with AlexanderSiddig as a potentially-untrustworthy Muslim ally, a plot to crash airplanes together in midair, and a hacker breaking into the traffic light network to cause havoc and blackmail the government (before ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' as well). There are more similarities, as well, but are just generic enough to be stock [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] plots, like a season revolving around UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}'s -- or [[{{Qurac}} "Kamistan's"]] -- nuclear program and a subsequent peace deal derailed by terrorism.
** The first few episodes of Season 5, detailing a plot to bring Jack out of hiding by [[spoiler:killing his friends]], are very reminiscent of the intro to ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
** Jack's entire character arc in the last third of Season 8 is remarkably similar to the one Willow Rosenberg has in the last few episodes of the sixth season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (coincidentally, writer David Fury was an executive producer on both shows and wrote episodes from both arcs). Similarities include [[spoiler:them getting a fleeting moment of happiness with their love interest only for the love interest to be shot dead, going on a heartbroken RoaringRampageOfRevenge and brutally torturing and executing the murderer, and eventually winding up in a position to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, only to be talked out of it and come back to their senses thanks to their best friend's intervention.]]
* WorkingWithTheEx: Happens quite a bit in ''24''. Tony and Michelle find themselves working together at CTU in the 4th season. Also, David Palmer ends up having to work with Sherry quite a bit, even asking for her help one time.
* WorldHalfEmpty: Corporate and Governmental corruption is rife, all Jack's victories seem [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic]] at best, and the majority of those we meet who are working to uphold justice and freedom seem to have the [[AnyoneCanDie lifespan of butterflies]].
** Lampshaded in Season 7; as a terrorist prepares to execute a port security guard that Jack and Tony had coerced into helping them earlier, Tony remarks to Jack that both of them knew the guard was dead the moment he got involved. Subverted, as Jack seems to decide that saving one man wasn't worth tipping off the terrorists that they were involved... then, just as the guard is about to be offed, Jack decides to take the shot anyways, and the guard becomes one of the ''very'' few innocents on 24 who ''survives'' being involved with terrorists.
* WorldOfBadass: Because even the tech geeks, [[DamselScrappy Damsel Scrappys]], and peace-seeking presidents of random Middle Eastern nations are capable of bringing the pwnage.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Jack explaining his moral dilemmas in the season 7 finale. It is, for lack of a better term, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming awesome and heart-rending]].
* WorthyOpponent: Christopher Henderson.
* WouldHitAGirl: Done quite a bit, most notably with Bauer's interrogations of Nina Myers (who he rammed into the wall after grabbing her by the throat) and Dana Walsh (who he slapped around and bashed her head against the interrogation desk).
** UpToEleven when he gets a man to talk by ''shooting his innocent wife in the leg.''
* WouldHurtAChild: The terrorists, and sometimes those who fight them.
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Pretty much every terrorist/conspiracy plot in the history of the show. And usually because people didn't shut up and listen to Jack Bauer in the first place. In particular, ''any time'' CTU calls for a [[TemptingFate perimeter to prevent the bad guys from escaping]], it will, without question, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fail]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: The [[BigBad Big Bads]] and [[TheDragon Dragons]] do not tolerate failure. Just ask Ira Gaines. Or Navi Araz. Or Vladimir Bierko. Or Phillip Bauer. Or Jonas Hodges. Or Margot Al-Harazi.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: '''EVERYONE''' is expendable on this show the second someone deems them useless.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My X]]: Used to ludicrous extremes, but features most prominently in Season 7 with Henry Taylor and [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]], who both lost their sons (one living, one unborn).
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: the characters are forever talking about how "this terrible day is finally over"... halfway through the season.
** In Season 8, this is a plot point: CTU picks up a culprit pretty quickly, and Chloe asks if this person might not be a decoy.
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"Shut it down....." ''00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ...'' '''00:00:00'''
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** Several of ''24''[='=]s story arcs are highly similar to the British series Series/{{Spooks}}, which also aired throughout the 2000s. They include the counter-terrorism team being locked in their office because of a nerve gas threat, the hero teaming up with AlexanderSiddig as a potentially-untrustworthy Muslim ally, a plot to crash airplanes together in midair, and a hacker breaking into the traffic light network to cause havoc and blackmail the government (before ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' as well). There are more similarities, as well, but are just generic enough to be stock [[TheWarOnTerror war on terror]] plots, like a season revolving around UsefulNotes/{{Iran}}'s -- or [[{{Qurac}} "Kamistan's"]] -- nuclear program and a subsequent peace deal derailed by terrorism.
** The first few episodes of Season 5, detailing a plot to bring Jack out of hiding by [[spoiler:killing his friends]], are very reminiscent of the intro to ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
** Jack's entire character arc in the last third of Season 8 is remarkably similar to the one Willow Rosenberg has in the last few episodes of the sixth season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (coincidentally, writer David Fury was an executive producer on both shows and wrote episodes from both arcs). Similarities include [[spoiler:them getting a fleeting moment of happiness with their love interest only for the love interest to be shot dead, going on a heartbroken RoaringRampageOfRevenge and brutally torturing and executing the murderer, and eventually winding up in a position to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, only to be talked out of it and come back to their senses thanks to their best friend's intervention.]]
* WorkingWithTheEx: Happens quite a bit in ''24''. Tony and Michelle find themselves working together at CTU in the 4th season. Also, David Palmer ends up having to work with Sherry quite a bit, even asking for her help one time.
* WorldHalfEmpty: Corporate and Governmental corruption is rife, all Jack's victories seem [[PyrrhicVictory pyrrhic]] at best, and the majority of those we meet who are working to uphold justice and freedom seem to have the [[AnyoneCanDie lifespan of butterflies]].
** Lampshaded in Season 7; as a terrorist prepares to execute a port security guard that Jack and Tony had coerced into helping them earlier, Tony remarks to Jack that both of them knew the guard was dead the moment he got involved. Subverted, as Jack seems to decide that saving one man wasn't worth tipping off the terrorists that they were involved... then, just as the guard is about to be offed, Jack decides to take the shot anyways, and the guard becomes one of the ''very'' few innocents on 24 who ''survives'' being involved with terrorists.
* WorldOfBadass: Because even the tech geeks, [[DamselScrappy Damsel Scrappys]], and peace-seeking presidents of random Middle Eastern nations are capable of bringing the pwnage.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Jack explaining his moral dilemmas in the season 7 finale. It is, for lack of a better term, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming awesome and heart-rending]].
* WorthyOpponent: Christopher Henderson.
* WouldHitAGirl: Done quite a bit, most notably with Bauer's interrogations of Nina Myers (who he rammed into the wall after grabbing her by the throat) and Dana Walsh (who he slapped around and bashed her head against the interrogation desk).
** UpToEleven when he gets a man to talk by ''shooting his innocent wife in the leg.''
* WouldHurtAChild: The terrorists, and sometimes those who fight them.
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Pretty much every terrorist/conspiracy plot in the history of the show. And usually because people didn't shut up and listen to Jack Bauer in the first place. In particular, ''any time'' CTU calls for a [[TemptingFate perimeter to prevent the bad guys from escaping]], it will, without question, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fail]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: The [[BigBad Big Bads]] and [[TheDragon Dragons]] do not tolerate failure. Just ask Ira Gaines. Or Navi Araz. Or Vladimir Bierko. Or Phillip Bauer. Or Jonas Hodges. Or Margot Al-Harazi.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: '''EVERYONE''' is expendable on this show the second someone deems them useless.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My X]]: Used to ludicrous extremes, but features most prominently in Season 7 with Henry Taylor and [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]], who both lost their sons (one living, one unborn).
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: the characters are forever talking about how "this terrible day is finally over"... halfway through the season.
** In Season 8, this is a plot point: CTU picks up a culprit pretty quickly, and Chloe asks if this person might not be a decoy.
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