Monday, May 24, 2010

24 Season 8: 2PM-4PM Series Finale Open Thread

Have at it, you animals. My full review will be coming a bit later...

30 comments:

Jason said...

OMG thank you Chloe!!

BigEasy said...

Meh, Jack should have gotten Logan, not the self-inflicted route.

Joseph Lisee said...

I am super pissed that Jack Bauer was denied true revenge, and that didn't really go out kicking ass like he did in the last few episodes. Saved by President Taylor? come on!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jason

Anonymous said...

Glad it ended unresolved. Mirrors reality.

Brittany said...

Open thread? Open thread? Why didn't I know about this? WHY DIDN'T I KNOW about this?

Oh well, it's for the best anyway.

I watched the show instead of writing about it.

Sunny said...

I was hoping Jack would make Logan shoot Suvarov and then Jack would take out Logan.

The ending may not of been what I expected but I must admit I was glad to see Jack become human again.

Brittany said...

So Adam, not to put any pressure on you, but when you say "a bit later," how late are you expecting I should stay up if I'm trying to wait for your review? Any estimate?

Anonymous said...

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Adam said...

It's a bit hectic here at home right now-- so, don't expect a review to be posted until late tonight (in the overnight hrs). I'd say go to sleep and bring your fully-charged self back tomorrow AM. Thanks for being patient!

Granny Annie said...

Still crying.

Anonymous said...

I feel let down a little. This basically ended like a normal season.

I didn't expect true closure, but not really this disappearing from the world again and having to protect Kim blah blah.

Granted they have to have some reason for a movie, but...I just think this was a pretty by the book way to end this. Not impressed.

Spencer said...

(First part of my comment)
Alright, I'm going to go ahead and give off my opinion of the finale. I might have to rewatch it before really, trully judging it, but for the time being, I'm going to go ahead and say that I felt dissapointed and unsatisfied, and that this, like most of the season, was a little too mediocre.

Let me give my reasons.

1-I know there's definatily going to be a movie, but this felt like an average season finale and not anything special. To be honest, this felt like one of the least emotional season endings. Compare this to the ending of seasons 1, 3, 4, 7, -hell, even the ending of season 6 had more of an impact on me. Even though it was an ending, it seemed more like a cliffhanger.

2-Talking talking talking. That's all that most of the finale was. Talking, and considering. It wouldn't have been so bad if maybe there was more suspense in there, but there wasn't because it was mostly predictable. Allison chose to admit her involvement at the last second, Jack decided not to shoot Yuri(Sure, I was glad that Jack turned out to be a good guy after all, but....I hated Yuri), Chloe has to shoot Jack, as if we're expected to believe that she might kill him. Yeah right. My point is that there wasn't much suspense.

3-Season finales of this show have never been known for having a high body count, but this was the LAST SEASON, and ONE PERSON DIED. JUST ONE. I mean, for fuck's sake, there were too many characters in this to begin with. Some people needed to die. Of course, if/when you look back at this season when it comes to DVD, you might notice, if you haven't already, that it takes forever for almost every significant character to die. Jesus Christ.

4- WHAT THE FUUUUUCK! THEY DID THE EXACT SAME FUCKING THING WITH LOGAN THAT THEY DID IN SEASON FUCKING 6! I was excited with what Logan could do when I heard of his return, but what happens? THE SAME EXACT FUCKING THING THAT HAPPENED IN SEASON 6! HOW COULD THE FUCKING WRITERS DO THAT? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING! SURELY I'M NOT THE ONLY PERSON THAT'S OUTRAGED OF THIS! Remember when lots of people were upset that Milo returned only to be killed off? That was because of the actor, not the writers, and even if that wasn't, that's not anywhere NEAR as bad as this. This might be the biggest mistake that the writers have ever made. (Yes, worst than the fucking cougar.) I am simply outraged. OUTRAGED.

5- There were no real twists. After watching this show for so long, I couldn't help but expect one shocking reveal, but maybe my hopes were too high. Whatever.

Now before you shoot me, hang on. Let me explain some of the things that I liked about the finale, and I'll even try to be generous.

1-Micheal Madsen didn't die. After hearing that he'd make an appearance, I was simply hoping that he'd last longer than an episode.

2-Pillar getting a little bite from Jack, as suprisingly pointless as it was, was at least entertaining to watch.

3-Jack's finale words to Chloe, reflecting on their past experience was a nice little emotional suprise. I wish I had the slight excuse to cry during the ending, but I'm sure there's a lot of girls out there that probably cried just because Chloe did. I'm just saying.

Spencer said...

(Second part of my comment)
4-The moment where Charles took his gun out. I say the moment because it ended up dissapointing me, like most of the episode. Sure, it was nice to see him actually use a gun, but what he ended up doing was extremely predictable thanks to season 5. Why couldn't he have gone mad with rage and shoot at Taylor and Tim and get shot down? He could've at least killed Tim. And, of course, Logan's fate is exactly the same as season 6, in case I forgot to meintion that.

5-I said I'd be generous, so I'll meintion Jack choosing not to kill Yuri. Allison's redemption was predictable, but at least for Jack, it could've gone either way. Still, am I the only person that still kinda wishes that Jack went through with killing Yuri and the series ending with him going to prison? That would've been a truer, more brutal ending. And let's face it, the writers having to hold us to the end by only having Jack and Allison's morals quuestioned for a few episodes, while it wasn't a bad idea, ended up being a little flat.

I should probably rewatch it again before coming to a real conclusion, but I'm going to go ahead and say that I didn't think it was bad, but it was very dissapointing and average. In the long run, people will defend this season, even though 7 was a 100 times better, but this one was average. I won't dare compare it to season 6, which, thank god for it, might ultimately cover the real dissapointment of this season.

Jason said...

Thank you Sunny and stranger!

Brittany said...

@Adam - sounds like a plan. Best of luck with life's hecticness. I feel like a kindergarten teacher for saying so, but I hope you don't sweat this review at all, seeing as it's a bit of a different ball game.

@Annie - :(

@Spencer - just caught your last 2 sentences, but FTR, not all girls cried.

OVER AND OUT! Peace out to the world. ::does that urban thing where you pound your chest twice and then give the backwards peace sign::

Spencer said...

@Brittany - I knew you'd say that. That's why I said "a lot of girls" instead of most, and why I also said "I'm just saying." Why are women so cruel? No matter what I do, they get offended and insulted, and they never have any mercy.

Don't start making me cry.

Jason said...

BigEasy he didnt go the self inflicted route, he put the gun to his head only to make Chloe shoot him. We would have done the same thing

BigEasy said...

No, Jason...Logan going the self-inflicted route. I wanted Jack to pop Yuri and Logan. But Yuri survived, and Logan is a zombie.

~E~

singingdoll said...

Sorry, haven't been on here in a while... been doing a lot of DVR watching of 24 lately.

That said, I watched it LIVE tonight. And I thought it was amazing, and a totally fitting ending for the series. Ending with Chloe and Jack... the showdown between Chloe and Jack... I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

I actually wasn't sure Jack would come out alive. I thought the movie was a red herring. Granted... I do think Jack Bauer's death would have ended things the way it should end, but I'm glad it's not the end for him, and I'm glad I can see them again in a movie.

Ryan said...

I don't have much to say right away.

I liked the whole episode except for all of the unanswered questions at the end. I hate having to draw ALL of my own conclusions-- where does jack go? does he escape the country? does he at least get to say goodbye to his family? what about the russians? does logan end up surviving? what happens once the evidence is released? I could go on.. and this is why I'm sort of annoyed that they decided to have all of those crappy episodes at the beginning of the season, we could have used more time at the end.

Did anyone else notice that Charles Logan used the Jonas Hodges method to kill Jason Pillar-- that just happened last season.. jeez. We need some more original kills.

Anonymous said...

Spencer...your posts are a waste of words. You aren't a TV reviewer and nobody cares about your opinions that much that you need to type two full responses. Nobody cares about an in-depth analysis by you!! It's obvious that you write that much just to get some responses to your posts to make it seem like you have friends.

Spencer said...

@Anonymous- What the hell are you talking about? I'm not a TV reviewer, but I can say whatever the hell I want to say and make it as long as I want to make it. You can't change that, so don't start whining that you live in a cruel, evil world because someone has something to say that isn't two sentences long.

Do I want to get repsonses to my posts? Yes. But about having friends, I personally don't care if you think I have friends or not.(I do, by the way, but feel free to dissagree.)

Anonymous said...

After seeing the promo shots of him jumping onto the hood or the trunk of a taxi cab and drawing his USP, I was hyped to see this pan out in the final hours. Huge let down.

Ryan said...

@Anonymous The whole point of this thread is for viewers' opinions. If you don't want to read them, don't. But don't bring your negativity into this thread. I liked reading Spencer's opinions and if I didn't, I would have skipped them- not made a post about it.

Cirroc said...

....your world of '24' that has frightened and confused me since I awoke has finally ended....

...I see now that the last 5 time units you call 'minutes' was just a refilming of Star Trek 'Arena'... who knew that Arlo was a Metron?????

Adam said...

My review of the finale is now up.

Brittany said...

Hey to Anonymous who posted at May 24, 2010 11:56:00 PM EDT, be nice now. We're not here to bash each other.

Di Archangel said...

I kind of warmed up to Chico Jr. and hope he's in the film. I'm greatly disturbed about the hillbilly left in the heating vent (not so much about the two dudes in the water). If I ever want someone to tell the truth, I'm going to buy them a pen. I will never, ever swallow a SIM card and will now hide SD cards in my cell phone behind the battery. I wanted a fold up bicycle, but can see the advantage of a fold up high powered rifle. And finally, I am glad to have known Jack Bauer for the time we had him. He saved my Mondays and enriched my parenting skills.

Anonymous said...

i am confused, alison looks at the wrong memory card thingy and is guilted into coming clean because of jacks farewell message to kim???
i probably should rewatch.
but where is the real evidence? did that guy have a change of heart after he arrested Chloe and Ortiz?

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