Monday, March 29, 2010

Hit The Road, Jack

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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...


Anonymous said...

You've got it right. I stopped watching this show several seasons ago after the producers/writers took a "left" turn. Did you notice the Nixon/Cheney look-alikes? Sadly, this has become a very tired formula in a lot of current tv shows and movies.

Philip said...

Rasmussen: Health Care Law: One Week Later 54% Favor Repeal of the Bill

Is Obama avoiding red states ?