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More 24 Backlash, South Park, Battlestar Galactica Season 2.0
4/4/2007 6:50 PM
Byline: Mike Cunningham
Well, there's a backlash against 24 this season and I'm tired of hearing the whiners. Last week's South Park was great. And I'm loving me some BSG.
More 24 Backlash
WAAAAAAAAA. 24 is too predictable. WAAAAAAAAAA. 24 is not as good as last year. WAAAAAAAAAAA. Where's Jack Bauer? WAAAAAAAAAAAAA. He's not doing anything. WAAAAAAAAAAA.
For whatever reason this season of 24 has elicited a number of criticisms . Whither these characterizations are valid or not is to be determined.
I blame the DVD generation. For many folks this is the fist or second season they have watched live. When you watch a show on DVD or lined up on Demand or on your DVR, a bridge episode will get lost in the shuffle, because the tension of one episode will flow nicely into the very next episode. And if Jack doesn't appear for 20 minutes its because perhaps nothing is actually happening.
I don't know why I have to teach people how to watch television but it seems like I always have to.
South Park skewers 24
In one of their better parodies ever, the South Park gang mimicked 24, to stop a nuclear bomb from going off, inside Hillary Clinton. They called it a "SNUKE". I was kinda hoping that Oprah's minge would have shown up.
Season 2.0 of BSG
Well, I just finished Disc 1 of Battlestar Galactica Season 2.0. I'm totally geeked up. I feel like all of those people who have tried to catch up on 24. I'm despearate for the next disc to arrive! I still don't know how I feel about the "re-imagination" versus "future time line.". But I guess they didn't want the BSG: The Next Generation comparisons. I get it. But if Richard Hatch reveals he's Apollo... and Starbuck shows up in a Van with Mr. T, I'll be ecstatic.