24 is Coming Back as a Legal Drama... Um...
Just let it go Fox, it’s over, 24 is over. 24, by the way, was the greatest television show from 2001-2005 and gave Fox it’s biggest ratings since early Simpsons or Sunday Football. The reason the show worked so well was because it had groundbreaking story structure and story telling. Memorable characters entered our homes and had you on the edge of your seat for every episode. It played on our fears of terror attacks, America’s resolve and heroism. The show also took place during Bush Juniors eight year run in office and 24 gave us a competent and intelligent President in David Palmer. Season five, the show cleaned up at the Emmy’s and was critically acclaimed. I mean just look at this clip from the show:
But it’s over Fox, make something else.
24 as a legal drama:
“The potential new 24 series centers on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent. I hear this is part of an anthological take on 24 that would tackle a new world with new characters each season.”
They tried to revamp it with a movie, that was shut down. Then they brought it back with 24: Legacy, then it got canceled. Listen up Fox, no Jack, no show. Dems the breaks Playboy.
You can keep the clock running, the political chess matches, conspiracies, espionage and action scenes all you want. You can switch the show to legal drama with sharp writing and good pacing, but calling the show “24,” is only leading to its own failure. No Jack, no show. No Jack, no show. No JACK, NO SHOW!! Make your legal drama and call it “Lady Legal Helps Out,” airing on Mondays.