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|24 Season One|
Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Elisha Cuthbert, Dennis Haysbert
Directors: Bryan Spicer, Davis Guggenheim, Frederick King Keller, Jon Cassar, Paul Shapiro
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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Susan S. from LA CRESCENT, MN
Reviewed on 10/31/2011...
I had never watched this on TV, so the whole show is new to me. Needless to say, I have ordered all seasons!
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John L. from WILLIAMSBURG, IA
Reviewed on 9/18/2011...
My wife bought the six season set for my Christmas present. Every weekend for the next month I was glued to the recliner in front of the plasma... Six weekends of "24" marathon! What a great gift. Course, since I did nothing else for a month and a half other than watch the tube (no "honey-do's" done...), doubt that she'll do that again. Absolutely fantastic series.
Why such a high price for this???
Irina Camp | Fairfax Station, VA United States | 05/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love these slim packs of 24 but I mean why in the world do they cost more than the original pack of 24?? You can buy the normal set for about 20-30$, and I do not understand why the release version of the same thing is twice the price of the original release?"
A Great Companion To LOST
Zachary Koenig | Fergus Falls, MN | 01/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A couple of weeks ago, I purchased Season One of "24" for one simple reason...I'd heard it was good, but mainly I just wanted some sort of TV drama (my favorite kind of drama!) to pass the time until LOST returns. Suffice it to say, though, that I will be MAKING time for 24 in the coming weeks and months!
Essentially, the plot of "24" involves the United States Counter Terrorism Unit (headed by Jack Bauer) trying to prevent an assassination attempt on presidential hopeful Senator David Palmer. Many more layers area added on with each hour, but there are so many twists and turns that it would be impossible to explain them all.
The plot is intriguing, but the main aspect of the show that kept my attention for, well, almost 24 hours, is the intensity of every single episode. While some shows (The X-Files immediately comes to mind) are able to "slack off" and film strange episodes every once in awhile only to get back in gear for sweeps months, 24's format requires that the action never let up. Each episode is just as important and exciting as the ones previous.
Plus, to add to the complexity of the show, three different threads are going on during the show at once. Palmer's family struggles with what to do about a family tragedy, Jack Bauer puts the intelligence pieces together, while the terrorists kidnap Jack's family and use them as leverage. There is never a dull moment!
Finally, the acting is very compelling as well. Kiefer Sutherland (much like Matthew Fox's Jack Shepherd on LOST) is fantastically intense, while Dennis Haysbert (Palmer) almost steals the show with the portrayal of his moral/ethical dilemmas.
So, if you (like I was) are looking for a show to complement LOST (or any other TV program), 24 is a great series to get hooked on. Be warned, though, that it is very addicting and you will likely want to finish it sooner than later!"
J J Thomason | 06/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Spellbinding! Suspenseful, great story line with surprising twists, action-packed, well acted: the whole package. The dvds move from the last frame of one episode to the first of the next without time wasting previews of the prior one. Allow time to watch a few episodes at a sitting since you'll be eager to get to the next. I'm anxious to get to Season 2."