Creator: Joel Surnow.
Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is a director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles receives information from a highly creditable source that an attempt will be made on the life of Senator David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert). Bauer is assigned to the case and with his team including Nina Meyers (Sarah Clarke) his assistant, Jaime the computer expert and Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) is trying to solve the case. This is not an other case it is an attempt on the senator’s life. Meanwhile Jack’s daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) has turned up missing and his wife Teri (Leslie Hope) who he’s recently reunited with after a separation is driving all over town with her friend’s father. Elsewhere Palmer is notified about the threats by secret service but feels as though they are nothing different, it is not the threats he receives every day. Palmer is more concerned about a potentially damaging story coming out about his son’s past then an attempt on his life. It is going to be a hell of a 24 hour period.
Great series à le hollywoodienne as I call it but still great , I was hooked from the beginning It has some twist and turns in this one which makes it at least believable. This series is a series of 24 episodes of course but how much one man take because the other episodes are also set in a 24 hour period. The series also offers cameo appearances and guest starring roles from the likes of Dennis Hopper and Mia Kirshner. The shows themes are about kidnappings, bomb threats, personal vendettas, assassinations, or terrorist attacks the themes are handled in such a captivating way that the viewer is hooked at every jump and turn. Bauer is smart follow his instinct but wants to do what he wants to do to get the bad guy any mean necessary he is also unpredictable.I like where Cloe helps jack every time he needs help she is very good with a computer. But not everybody likes jack. That is all I am going to day on this one. 24 has became a cult series.