I just finished watching Season 5 (oops, Day 5) of 24 on DVD.
And I’ve come to the conclusion that Jack Bauer is not the superhero here. Chloe O’Brien is. Because without Chloe, Jack is nothing.
He can yell at terrorists all he wants. He can beat them, shoot them, interrogate them, scare the living crap out of them. But without Chloe?
‘Cause Chloe gets him where he wants to be, walks him through everything, and protects him from the unimportant bad guys.
She illegally gets him where no man has gone and gets him out alive.
Without women, men are nothing – and no, I have no idea why I came up with that generalization, but I’m too lazy to change it now and meh, let’s face it, it often is the case – but I don’t want to turn this into a feminist rant.
Chloe is omniscient, she protects him, she cheats and lies to get him what he wants, and yet…support staff are so underrated. I’ll tell you all about that sometime.
So now I’m all up to date on 24. Nothing to look forward to until the next season comes out on DVD. Watching it on TV must totally drain this show of any suspense. Bauer catches up to evil terrorist and… don’t squeeze the Charmin. Nah, don’t think so.
I’m going to have to get started on Season 3 of Curb Your Enthusiasm Now there’s a hilarious, abeit cringe-inducing show.
Edited to add: After reading Jocelyn's comment: If you have any really good TV series to recommend on DVD, let me know please. Might be something to do over the Xmas hols since I won't be blogging...
(Pic from www.tvfodder.com)
Later: Totally off topic, but I just learned that, this week, we finally paid off the Olympic stadium in Montreal. Amazing. You gotta remember the Olympics were held in Montreal in 1976. Of course now the roof is falling in, but that's a whole other story for another day.