I think the show rates a weekly thresd, so I'm beginning this weeks with an article in today's paper from the Chicago Tribune.
"A rush to judgment
Published November 4, 2003
- Is Kim trying to look like Debbie Harry, with her bad bicolor shag, or did all that peroxide finally catch up with her?
- So Jack's gonna kick heroin. In a day?
- Perhaps President Palmer should try abstinence, because his new doctor/girlfriend -- besides being a shameless steal from "The West Wing" -- looks like one more case of: Smart man, foolish choices.
- Oh, look, it's another crabby tech support guy (Adam) on the Counter Terrorism Unit. Just because people spend their entire adolescence indoors, learning programming, doesn't mean they're socially incompetent.
- It's not enough for the dippy kid at the center of the "plague" plot to be selling cocaine. He has to be selling it to help his broke mom who is undergoing dialysis.
- The drug villain, Salazar, isn't quite stereotypical enough. Perhaps he could also wear a sombrero.
- Did drugs mellow Jack? This may be the first time in "24" history that he hasn't killed or otherwise put the smackdown on someone for a whole hour.
On the other hand, there are some things about the new season that we like:
- Kiefer in a suit. Michelle in that top. Mmmmm.
- CTU staffers Tony and Michelle are married. Awwww. But send a wedding gift quick, because something's sure to go terribly wrong.
- The president's brother could be interesting, providing he doesn't get thrown down a flight of stairs or turn out to be yet another treasonous Palmer staff selection.
- Yes, the Ford plug in the premiere was brazen. But as environmentally despicable vehicles go, we love that giant truck.
- Finally, Kim made it through an entire hour without being in peril, though her insistence on telling daddy her troublesome romantic news on the potential day of L.A.'s doom proved she hasn't changed completely.
- Three cheers for bioterrorism via a cocaine-delivered flesh-eating virus! That is a plot.
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