Monday, January 10, 2005


As I said earlier, TiVo is still the greatest invention on earth (internet a close second). And last night a great new season of 24 started with two back to back hours, but thanks to the miracle that is TiVo, I started watching 30 minutes after the first hour began and caught up to real time just before the end of the program having fast forwarded though all the commercials (that is damn cool).

Anyway, it's a great show, but every so often does get a little repetitive as they try to fill minutes between explosions. I think at one point in the first 30 minutes or so three characters say the exact same phrase, which was a bit of a "Duh!" moment. But the writers really spared no expense throwing in tons of actions in the first episode: train derails, SecDef is kidnapped, Jack shoots a suspect, Jack has a stand off at gunpoint with his partner, and a terrorists shoots his partner. That's a lot for the season premier. I didn't expect Jack to go apeshit until at least hour 5, but hey they kidnapped his girlfriend at the same time, so go figure.

But it's still a great show, and tonight's 2 hours look to be just as good. Same bat time, same bat channel.


Jack is going nucking futs so far this season. Disobeying direst orders, holding up convenience stores, taking hostages (including a policeman), and getting into a showdown situation with cops. Unbelievable! I can't wait until next week!