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Warning! potential spoilers…

I’ve just finished watching the last episode of FOX’s 24. Amazingly I entirely missed seasons 1-3 when on TV, but was bought the DVD set of Season 1 for a birthday. It sat on my shelf unwatched for a year before I opened the wrapping and have been hooked ever since.

Somehow the producers manage to keep you on the edge of your seat through every episode, although I have to say from watching Season 4 on TV and experiencing the breaks, that watching more than a 1 hour episode without the adverts on DVD makes for much higher level of enjoyment. The early season DVDs sometimes stole 3-4 hour chunks of my life I was so captivated, and the 2-hour start and ending that FOX did were the best viewing simply because they allowed you to get more immersed.

Watching the ending, it is sad that Season 4 looks as though it’s the last to come. I’m glad they found a way to keep Jack alive as you build up a raport which makes the characters real. Loosing them would be hard. I guess that’s a sign of a good show, as is knowing when to end.

Still, I’ll miss not only Jack’s incredible talent of staying alive, but the rest of the team too, especially Chloe. I hope Kiefer Sutherland decides to try something new again soon.

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