Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Curb your 24

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...

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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.


Jocelyn said...

Way to go on being debt-free, Montreal!

I'm hugely into watching tv shows on DVD, and I would say, hands down, THE WIRE is the best tv writing I've ever seen, if you should find yourself looking for a new show. I haven't seen the current season, but some movie critics are threatening to put Season 3 of THE WIRE on their year-end Top 10 lists, simply because it's so cinematic.

Jazz said...

Jocelyn - would it totally make me look like an idiot to say I have never heard about this show? But I will look it up!

ticknart said...

I miss Edgar. *sigh* 24 killed my childhood teddy bear last season.

Foxtrot said...

Ok, I know why it took Montreal soooo long to pay it off. I left in 1984! hahahaha

Goodness I remember when that thing got built! such a cash cow for almost every contractor who touched it.

Curb your enthusiasm is an acquired taste but once you "getit" it's incredibly funny. Love it.