Saturday, January 20, 2007

24 ways to improve 24 (or 3)

i have never really watched 24. i think its kind of an interesting idea though. one hour per episode and then one day is the whole season and one spy who saves the world in that one day. to bad the actual show isnt interesting.

i have never really watched the show but i find myself already bored with it (this is coming from a girl that isnt bored by the real world). i did view the season premiere with the rest of america. but i must say unlike the rest of america i couldnt see what all the hype was about. like jack is the ultra hero who sacrifices everything for his country and is just itching to get out of Chinese prison where he is being tortured so that he can be tortured by the arabs because that MEANS something but when the torture loses its meaning he escapes so that he can save LA from the seemingly nice arab family terrorist cell next-store before they can bomb the nearest subway. ok besides the fact i found the entire plot racist and contrived....perhaps the biggest offense was that it was boring. the whole thing is just too easy.

now here are MY ideas for 24.

jack turns against america and kills all those really annoying fbi guys and half the staff at the white house and he maims the president before retiring in thailand and starting a chain of hamburger restaurants. he wants to convert to mormonism but decides he cant stop drinking coffee.

jack is about to stop a bomb from going on that will kill like EVERYONE and he gets appendicitis and is like THIS is how it ends and has to deal with meaningless death (like everyone else). and said bomb goes off. (i also toy with the idea of him getting food poisoning or falling in the shower). i like this idea a lot because jack dies and LA gets blown up (which my friend todd said is part of the appeal of 24, seeing LA get blown up bit by bit).

tony blair is pissed that his affiliation with george bush has ruined his career so he starts sending over little old british ladies to poison all the water supplies in america. somehow this story line involves tea. i am not sure how. and by the time jack figures out who the real enemy is its too late. besides he cant bring himself to kill the british lady terrorists because they remind him of his granny.

ok those are my only ideas so far. but i find them more interesting than the current plot which i could have written in my sleep (when i was in law school i used to write papers and memos in my sleep. they were all really bad. as is 24). stay tuned for my thoughts on greys anatomy. which is shittier than 24. who knew it was possible.




6 comments:

Todd said...

the "seeing LA get blown up bit by bit" line is a paraphrase from another friend's blog: scheule.blogspot.com. I only wish I'd thought of it. Also, yes, it's true, Grey's Anatomy really is that bad, profanity-worthy even.

ck said...

the tea, of course, comes into play as they open up little tea-sampling stations across LA. it's all the rage and all the super-trendy people can't get enough...until they do get enough and kick the bucket, earl gray style.

oh and don't hate me, but i've become a grey's anatomy slut...i'm looking into therapy

punk rock girl said...

i dont hate you at all. i wish i was a greys anatomy slut. i have tried to like that show soooo much. but nothing. sigh.

Cicada said...

I'm really actually jealous that you got to say "shittier" on your blog. My parents read my blog, so I can't. Want a list of other words I can't say? Orgasm is one of them, to be sure.

Tim & Breena said...

Oh Natalia... you need to watch season 2 or 4... those are the best ones. Did you know that Jack Bauer's real full name is Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland?

becky said...

as someone who has seen seasons 1-4, let me say this. the show really isn't that good. i mean, yes, it is VERY addictive, so you just want to keep watching and find out what happens, but its basically crap. one...season...after...another....