Who cares about the 24 movie now that Homeland is a thing and Touch is about to start?
After spending the hours since last night's 24
mourning the tragic passing of my beloved silver fox Bill Buchanan, I got to thinking about the other 24
deaths that have made my jaw drop over the years. I'm counting Bill as the first one because it's the most recent, plus I had to limit these to major to majorish characters or we'd be here all day. While it was very sad that girlfriend Debbie drank poison tea on Day 4 and that that kid's dad got sent to nuclear bomb junction by Kumar on Day 6, deaths like that aren't on here because of my short attention span. You understand. And, one last time before we begin: R.I.P. Bill -- no one could work a mock turtleneck quite like you.
If you thought last night's White House break-in on 24
was completely ridiculous, don't worry -- it wasn't supposed to not be! That's basically what executive producer Howard Gordon said on a media call, anyway. (But honestly -- it's 24
! They've always been crazy animals over there! Just go with it!) Read on for why you shouldn't look at the episode as a serious documentary on how to tunnel a hole into the White House, the potential ultimate fate of Jack Bauer, and whether or not we can expect a show-ruining Jack and Renee hookup in the near future.
Angel and I have a rule here in the office when we speak of 24
: Season 6 never happened. Last year was so awful and confused that, I dunno, it just takes the joy out of reminiscing about electrocuted testicles and poisoned teenagers
, you know? We just prefer to pretend it doesn't exist. It gets us through the day. Anyway, the trailer for next season was released a couple days ago (I missed it because I was too sick and cranky to look at the internet), and after watching it, I am going to hesitantly declare that 24
Season 7 looks like it is going to be good.
Umm... I don't really like to speak ill of Jack Bauer, so... I'm just not going to say anything about the 24
movie trailer except that you can watch it after the jump. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go find a way to super glue my broken 24
-loving heart back together. It's been broken since 2005, so it's about time I did something about it.
Apparently, and don't spread this around too much, television can sway people's political opinions. No, it's true! It was true back in the day, when an unshaven Dick Nixon debated a fresh-faced JFK and came off looking like a cartoon hobo, and it's true today. At least, that's what actor Dennis Haysbert would have us believe. He thinks that playing the President of the United States on 24 for two seasons (as well as one season as a candidate and one season as a former prez) showed America how awesome it would be to have a black president, and said as much to the Associated Press. But if that's the case, why didn't Hillary Clinton benefit from any of the numerous female presidents we've seen on TV?
Lots of episode orders today, so let's get to it.
, beauty and the beast
, Emily Owens MD
, happy endings
, smells like teen spirit
, the big bang theory
, new girl
, raising hope
, the goodwin games
, the good wife
, ellen degeneres
Hail to the Chief! Well, the Vice Chief at least. HBO's Veep kicks off this Sunday and we can't wait to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus ascend to the second highest office in the land, not just because this is Elaine Benes we're talking about, but also due to the fact that it's sadly still all too rare to see a female politician elected to televised office. As Veep's first season unspools, we fully expect Louis-Dreyfus's VP Selina Meyer to become one of our favorite TV politicians. In the meantime, here's are our current picks for the best political characters to hold elected office on TV. (That latter requirement is why you won't find our favorite Deputy Parks Director and current Pawnee city council candidate, Leslie Knope, on this list. If she beats Bobby Newport in the election, though, she'll instantly jump to the number one spot.)
, julia louis-dreyfus
, the powers that be
, william powers
, charles logan
, david palmer
, jack tanner
, tanner '88
, Clay Davis
, the wire
, david aceveda
, the shield
, peter florrick
, the good wife
, mayor richard wilkins III
, buffy the vampire slayer
, laura roslin
, battlestar galactica
, jed bartlet
, the west wing
CBS renewed a million shows, literally.
Teen Mom 2's Jenelle got a reprieve this week, even though she was her normal drain on society. The commercial for next week promises she'll make a spectacular return. Here's who was horrible in her stead: