24 very much reminded me of the career arc of Tracy McGrady. That's not really a good comparison, but the point is that both were pretty unstoppable in their relative youth, only to get worn down by age and repetitive plotlines. I'll be the first to say that when 24 was on its game, it was one of the best shows on television--standing alone, the first season of 24 might be my favorite season of television ever. The concept genius, the stories not yet too outrageous, and all the characters fresh. They did something cool. Maybe a break could help return to that.
FOX is set to continue '24,' though this time around as a limited series. Meaning, it'll only be 12 episodes, meaning it'll probably be more focused, meaning it could actually be good:
The revival of 24 as a limited series comes a year after hopes for a big-screen adaptation fizzled when 20th Century Fox and producer Imagine could not agree on a budget after Suthlerland and producers including Gordon had been committed to doing it for years. In 2011, Gordon told THR that conversations were "definitely happening" to bring 24 to the big-screen.
"24 compressed over 12 weeks, Jack is back," Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters early Monday during a conference call ahead of the network's upfront presentation.
“It’s something that I think if it doesn’t happen, I will not be heartbroken,” he said at the time. “I’m very proud of that run and how it ended. It was very hard to get it to the finish line with some kind of grace in closure. Why mess it up? But if you find the right story …”
Hopefully they have the latter. This reminds me of a band on the verge of becoming a has-been suddenly re-releasing an album after a long hiatus. Seemed to work for Fall Out Boy, hopefully the same will be true for Kiefer.