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After eight seasons on the air, Keifer Sutherland's "24" has finally been cancelled...and we couldn't be more delighted.
Often described as a conservative or right-wing program, "24" was exactly the opposite following the departure of the show's original creator.
Over the past few seasons, with liberal writers and producers at the helm, a familiar pattern has evolved: a plot that initially appears to be the work of foreign terrorists is actually a sleazy, profit-making plan by American big business interests, or even the President of the United States (that is, when the President was an evil white man, and not a virtuous black man or strong, independent woman).
American intelligence services and the military have been depicted as idiotic, bumbling, and riddled with traitors. And though Jack Bauer has saved the world 8 times now, he is guilt-ridden and, at the end of Season 7, asked for a Muslim imam to hear his (supposed) deathbed confession and give absolution.
In the end, viewers refused to be Jacked around for another 24 hours.
Bee-doop. Bee-doop. Bee-doop. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...