History YMMV / TwentyFour

18th Aug '16 6:51:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Even worse in the season finale they have Tony reveal that he was TheManBehindTheMan to [[BigBad Charles Logan]], who was the most famous and arguably [[LoveToHate the most popular]] BigBad of the series. They had already tried this with Jack's father and brother but as that didn't work out they were KilledOffForReal and never mentioned again, with Logan getting sole credit as the mastermind of Day 5's conspiracy at the start of Day 7....only for them to do it again with the even less popular/more hated Wilson in the finale out of the blue. It seemed they intended on making Wilson the ultimate BigBad of the series, yet they have him come completely out of nowhere with little to no foreshadowing with the even bigger reveal equally coming out of nowhere, make him as bland, boring, and uninteresting as possible, and his actor gave an extremely poor DullSurprise performance that screamed TheyJustDidntCare, and finally explicitly claimed two highly popular [[BigBad Big Bads]] were merely his pawns. Then the season ends with the implication that Wilson will be a KarmaHoudini with the intention of him returning as the BigBad of a future season, likely the final one. They even reference him a couple of times in season 8. However likely because of his Scrappy status they stopped mentioning him, and instead Charles Logan was brought back as the BigBad of the final season via HijackedByGanon with no mention of Wilson. WordOfGod also revealed after the series ended that Wilson actually did face justice along with the rest of his group following Day 7.

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*** Even worse in the season finale they have Tony reveal that he was TheManBehindTheMan to [[BigBad Charles Logan]], who was the most famous and arguably [[LoveToHate the most popular]] BigBad of the series. They had already tried this with Jack's father and brother but as that didn't work out they were KilledOffForReal and never mentioned again, with Logan getting sole credit as the mastermind of Day 5's conspiracy at the start of Day 7....only for them to do it again with the even less popular/more hated Wilson in the finale out of the blue. It seemed they intended on making Wilson the ultimate BigBad of the series, yet they have him come completely out of nowhere with little to no foreshadowing with the even bigger reveal equally coming out of nowhere, make him as bland, boring, and uninteresting as possible, and his actor gave an extremely poor DullSurprise performance that screamed TheyJustDidntCare, performance, and finally explicitly claimed two highly popular [[BigBad Big Bads]] were merely his pawns. Then the season ends with the implication that Wilson will be a KarmaHoudini with the intention of him returning as the BigBad of a future season, likely the final one. They even reference him a couple of times in season 8. However likely because of his Scrappy status they stopped mentioning him, and instead Charles Logan was brought back as the BigBad of the final season via HijackedByGanon with no mention of Wilson. WordOfGod also revealed after the series ended that Wilson actually did face justice along with the rest of his group following Day 7.
7th Aug '16 10:48:36 PM Anddrix
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*** In the final episode, [[spoiler:Audrey is killed off for no story purpose (it's not like Jack doesn't have plenty of reasons to hate Cheng already)]]. The fans' reaction was...predictable, and negatively falls into three bases. Either you hated that [[spoiler:the show killed off yet ''another'' love interest for Jack]], you shrugged off [[spoiler:her death (since she was already a BaseBreaker for this season)]], or you didn't mind that [[spoiler:she died, but at the same time, were appalled that the writer's threw a DiabolusExMachina into the finale to cause her death, whereas Renee's death had proper buildup before it happened and affected both the plot and Jack's character]].

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*** In the final episode, [[spoiler:Audrey is killed off for no story purpose (it's not like Jack doesn't have plenty of reasons to hate Cheng already)]]. The fans' reaction was...predictable, and negatively falls into three bases. Either you hated that [[spoiler:the show killed off yet ''another'' love interest for Jack]], you shrugged off [[spoiler:her death (since she was already a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter for this season)]], or you didn't mind that [[spoiler:she died, but at the same time, were appalled that the writer's threw a DiabolusExMachina into the finale to cause her death, whereas Renee's death had proper buildup before it happened and affected both the plot and Jack's character]].



** While not as reviled as most characters on this list, few viewers were fans of Audrey Raines as both a character and a love interest when she was first introduced, especially when she spent the vast majority of the season weeping and haunting CTU for no plot-relevant reason. Fortunately, she receives a healthy dose of CharacterDevelopment and becomes a bigger player in the events of Day 5, leaving her redeemed in the eyes of many. However, [[BaseBreaker the jury's still out]] about Audrey now that she's back for ''Live Another Day''.

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** While not as reviled as most characters on this list, few viewers were fans of Audrey Raines as both a character and a love interest when she was first introduced, especially when she spent the vast majority of the season weeping and haunting CTU for no plot-relevant reason. Fortunately, she receives a healthy dose of CharacterDevelopment and becomes a bigger player in the events of Day 5, leaving her redeemed in the eyes of many. However, [[BaseBreaker the jury's still out]] out about Audrey now that she's back for ''Live Another Day''.
27th Jul '16 3:55:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''Live Another Day'' features what was perhaps always the inevitable end of the "perimeter" motif, as Eric seems to become GenreSavvy and describes the terrorists as making one of their own. They're finished a few moments later.

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** ''Live Another Day'' features what was perhaps always the inevitable end of the "perimeter" motif, as Eric seems to become GenreSavvy and describes the terrorists as making one of their own. They're finished a few moments later.



* SeasonalRot: Seasons 4 and 8 are [[BaseBreaker base breakers]], though season 6 is unanimously hated by the fans, thanks to the show's colossal drop in quality after the critically acclaimed season 5. Even the writers don't look back at season 6 with much optimism, and blamed the lack of a central plan or theme as a reason for the narrative shortcomings. Season 7, for better or worse, turned things back around, though that one itself can be [[BrokenBase touchy]] to some people.

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* SeasonalRot: Seasons 4 and 8 are [[BaseBreaker base breakers]], divisive, though season 6 is unanimously hated by the fans, thanks to the show's colossal drop in quality after the critically acclaimed season 5. Even the writers don't look back at season 6 with much optimism, and blamed the lack of a central plan or theme as a reason for the narrative shortcomings. Season 7, for better or worse, turned things back around, though that one itself can be [[BrokenBase touchy]] to some people.



** John Quinn. {{Badass}}? Check. EvilCounterpart to Jack Bauer? Check. DangerouslyGenreSavvy? Check. Killed off after only appearing in two episodes? [[TooCoolToLive ...Check]].
** Ivan Erwich. He was the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheDragon Dragon]] to Vladimir Bierko who managed to realize that [[spoiler:the American "allies" he partnered with]] were trying to sabotage his evil plans. He had no problem harming innocent civilians, or even [[KickTheDog shooting a man in cold blood moments after he revealed his backstory to him]]. Just when it looks like he ''might'' be the BigBad for Season 5, Bierko shows up, [[YouHaveFailedMe and kills him almost instantly for "wasting" a nerve gas canister]].

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** John Quinn. {{Badass}}? Check. EvilCounterpart to Jack Bauer? Check. DangerouslyGenreSavvy? Check. Killed off after only appearing in two episodes? [[TooCoolToLive ...Check]].
** Ivan Erwich. He was the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheDragon Dragon]] TheDragon to Vladimir Bierko who managed to realize that [[spoiler:the American "allies" he partnered with]] were trying to sabotage his evil plans. He had no problem harming innocent civilians, or even [[KickTheDog shooting a man in cold blood moments after he revealed his backstory to him]]. Just when it looks like he ''might'' be the BigBad for Season 5, Bierko shows up, [[YouHaveFailedMe and kills him almost instantly for "wasting" a nerve gas canister]].
11th Jul '16 12:15:43 AM southpaw2977
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* FollowTheLeader: Ubisoft's ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' series predates ''24'' by several years. However, there was a period where the series stalled after the release of ''VideoGame/SplinterCellDoubleAgent'', and there were a lot of [[DevelopmentHell false starts and schedule difficulties]] getting the next game released. When it finally did come out as ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'', series main character Sam Fisher had been [[ReTool retooled]] to make him more like Jack Bauer, with a more [[DarkerAndEdgier aggressive and uncompromising]] personality, [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique interactive interrogation scenes]], and more emphasis on [[ActionGame gunfighting]] over its previous focus of [[StealthBasedGame pure stealth]].
** Splinter Cell came out after ''24'', actually. The show debuted in 2001, while the first game was released a year later in 2002.
** Speaking of games, one of the descriptions of Commander Shepard in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series described him as being "Jack Bauer in Space," and, especially if portrayed as a Renegade, can be a very similar anti-hero to Jack; such as pulling some nasty interrogation techniques and willing to take vengeance into his own hands if necessary. Interestingly enough, in a pretty bizarre coincidence, [[spoiler:Raphael Sbarge's character in the sixth season of the show was killed after being caught ground zero in a nuclear explosion. In the first Mass Effect, which was released at the end of the same year season 6 came out, Sbarge's character Kaiden Alenko can potentially suffer the exact same fate]].
5th Jun '16 12:34:07 AM KrisMahai
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The PS2 game, covering between seasons two and three, is a box set in it's own right that begins with Jack raiding a cargo ship before a bomb expert disarms explosives, then a driving scene, then it cuts to Chase, then a shootout and a JackBauerInterrogationTechnique before analysts track down snipers Jack has to stop, so you won't be bored. The music, cinematics and intrigue are of the same quality of the show, it plugs up many plot holes and there are lots of little nods to the fandom, easily as high quality as the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' games.

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The PS2 [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2 PS2]] game, covering between seasons two and three, is a box set in it's own right that begins with Jack raiding a cargo ship before a bomb expert disarms explosives, then a driving scene, then it cuts to Chase, then a shootout and a JackBauerInterrogationTechnique before analysts track down snipers Jack has to stop, so you won't be bored. The music, cinematics and intrigue are of the same quality of the show, it plugs up many plot holes and there are lots of little nods to the fandom, easily as high quality as the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' games.
3rd Jun '16 1:44:23 AM MisterCPC
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** In ''Live Another Day'' John Boyega plays a soldier who's framed for being a traitor. One year later in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' he plays an ex-stormtrooper who's attacked by another stormtrooper who declares him a '''[[MemeticMutation TRAITOR]]''' in one of the most popular scenes in the film.
28th May '16 10:57:24 AM MisterCPC
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** In Day 7 the doctor treating Jack after he's infected with the Starkwood weapon telling him of an experimental celluar treatment that could potentially save his life. This was immediately after the previous episode where she told him that a hint of a cure didn't even exist.
10th May '16 1:23:00 PM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter:
** Many fans and critics were disappointed with the way Season 8 started out, due to the sheer amount of potential villains that ended up being wasted, the general slow pacing of the season, [[TrappedByMountainLions and Dana's infamous subplot with Kevin Wade]]. However, around the time [[spoiler:Kevin Wade was killed]], and [[spoiler:CTU was hit with an EMP]], the season started to get much better, and the sheer amount of [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]] and CharacterDevelopment led to a much more well-received second half.
** A fair number of fans were unimpressed by the Salazar arc in Season 3's first half. However, the second half (where Stephen Saunders takes over as the BigBad and Jack is forced to execute Ryan Chappelle) is near-universally regarded as one of the finest run of episodes the show has ever accomplished. In fact, there are a large number of viewers who regard the execution of Chappelle as THE defining moment of the series, even rivaling [[spoiler: Teri's death]].
** ''Live Another Day'' was initially slammed for playing into every cliché the show had built up, to the point where it was completely predictable and there seemed to be no point to bringing the show back. But the last four episodes piled on the shocks and twists, which won over some naysayers.


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** Many fans and critics were disappointed with the way Season 8 started out, due to the sheer amount of potential villains that ended up being wasted, the general slow pacing of the season, [[TrappedByMountainLions and Dana's infamous subplot with Kevin Wade]]. However, around the time [[spoiler:Kevin Wade was killed]], and [[spoiler:CTU was hit with an EMP]], the season started to get much better, and the sheer amount of [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]] and CharacterDevelopment led to a much more well-received second half.
** A fair number of fans were unimpressed by the Salazar arc in Season 3's first half. However, the second half (where Stephen Saunders takes over as the BigBad and Jack is forced to execute Ryan Chappelle) is near-universally regarded as one of the finest run of episodes the show has ever accomplished. In fact, there are a large number of viewers who regard the execution of Chappelle as THE defining moment of the series, even rivaling [[spoiler: Teri's death]].
** ''Live Another Day'' was initially slammed for playing into every cliché; the show had built up, to the point where it was completely predictable and there seemed to be no point to bringing the show back. But the last four episodes piled on the shocks and twists, which won over some naysayers.
27th Apr '16 1:45:23 PM MisterCPC
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** Kal Penn playing a terrorist in Season 6, which likely led to his being killed off early on.
27th Feb '16 6:03:26 AM gunarao
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** The protagonist of the revival is called Eric Carter. Hopefully the terrorists respect his authoritah.
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