Friday, March 6, 2009

24 and suspension of disbelief.

Wow... I just have to post some quick ramblings about the latest 24 episode I saw on Hulu. (Side Note: I really like Hulu) How can they expect us to believe that 12 African dudes from a small country with limited resources could gain access to the White House. Invade it, capture it no less. Are we to believe that they were in there for like 10 minutes and no one heard the gun shots of the first 10 agents being killed. Are we to believe that the White House is not equiped with security cameras? Are we to believe that the little Sengalan working off of what looks like an old school Dell laptop overcame the White Houses' security infrastructure? That they can turn things off and on with ease? Like when Jack looses com with did that happen? They didn't even really explain it. Then Juma turns it back on to tell the Secret Service to stand down. But he turns it on only for him...not for Jack or Aaron. Lame. Then the fact that that Senator guy who has it in for Jack could be such a dingbat even surrounded by terrorists who INVADED THE WHITE HOUSE. I suppose some of this may be explained with this mystery "shipment" that Juma is sending to Jon Voight's character. Who is Mr. Voight in this season? Was he just introduced or was he on in the begining? I forget. Either way thier complete take over and infulration of the US Goverment is about as plausable as a president that will let two planes colide over American soil instead of holding off an invasion for 6 HOURS to neutralize the threat. (Yes, they said the CIP device could be neutralized but it would take 6 HOURS)

Now onto Mrs. Taylor...they have made this desperate attempt at showing a woman President who is in charge and who has unshakable resolve, which would be awesome and amazing, but this lady is a total dingbat. What could she possibly think the outcome of coming out of the safe room would be? The dude is in the White House on a suicide mission. "Open the door Jack!" Give me a break. What did she expect was going to happen? She got pimp slapped by Juma for being dumb. Although I think she's foolish that made me exited to see Juma "get his" in a future episode. You don't slap the President Juma! Jack's coming for you!

There were several times in this episode that I was shouting at the computer for the safety of some of my favorite characters. "Don't kill Bill! Please! Don't!" or "Don't kill Aaron! He's a stud, don't do it!" But oddly enough the dissappionting thing was they didn't kill any of them. These dudes are supposed to be ruthless, and while I love these characters, it would be good to see the show display some degree of realism in that regard. (If you can get past the obvious realism 12 dudes, in army fatigues scuba diving to a tunnel that leads directly to the White House) One character I can't stand is the FBI Chloe, the dark haired girl who was on Seinfeld. She is just annoying, much like her hunchbacked treasonous friend who got busted.

Even so....having said all that you know I'll be there next week on the edge of my seat waiting to see President Taylor make another stupid decision. I love the show. I'll watch it as long as they keep making it. But wow...Let's be glad that our security hopefully isn't that crappy in real life.


Anonymous said...

Your "I can be your missionary" video = amazing.

I laughed so hard. Well done!

J.T. and KristaLyn said...

How can you not like Chloe? She does seem a little nicer to people this season, which is dumb. Juma has no idea whats coming to him. Jack Bauer will save the day. I'm not sure how you can say that some of the stuff on the show is not real. C'mon Will, you know as well as I do that special agents torture people with tazers all the time in the whitehouse.

Will said...

JT...Did you even read the post? i said "FBI Chloe" the dark haired frumpy lady that is just annoying. Who doesn't like Chloe? Which is why I think that they are going to kill her this season when the 12 African dudes break into the FBI and hold her hostage.

The Shark said...

Yeah... That episode was the last one I watched. I've quit "24."

I am willing to suspend my disbelief, but that one was crossing a line. It didn't help that the season has been pretty formulaic and repetitive of previous "24" storylines.