Over the years there have been a number of TV shows that have disappointed audiences. Some have completely jumped off a cliff, others changed things which just left the show unbalanced and in a few – characters have been poorly injected or ripped out.
We’ve taken the time to have a look at a few of these and provide a relatively spoiler-free (or at least vague-around-the-details) overview of each of them.
Fox’s 24 was very enjoyable for a number of seasons and the first three alone could be spoken about as some of the best the 2000s has seen so far. Then there was season 4, with ridiculous plotlines that ran throughout and it had a villain whose name sounds awfully like a brand of sweet. Season 5 had many redeeming features, and it was the return to form the show needed with a great interesting story, deep characters and lots of suspense and tension that the show had been known for.
Season 6 had problems, with the writers’ strike hitting it in mid-flow. The first few episodes were great and it had some real promise, but when the writers went back to work it was like they had forgotten what they’d already done and went in a completely different direction. This caused the show to have moments which just seemed absurd in the 24 universe (and that takes some doing). Season 7 was a really hard watch – it has moments where there is a glimmer of hope, then it smashes it down with ludicrous plot twists and unfeasible events. SPOILER!! I’m not even going to go into the whole Tony thing. I mean who brings a main character back to life as a villain? SPOILER OVER!!
Season 8 looked like it could return to form with some new cast members including The Shield’s very own David Aceveda (Benito Martinez). I thought when seeing the initial trailer that this had potential, but then I started watching it. After the first episode where they SPOILER!! killed off Benito Martinez’s character SPOILER OVER!! the glimmer of hope I had for the series had dived head first off a cliff. Having read more about season 8, for the most part it just seems so silly. I haven’t even mentioned the TV movie – 24 Redemption, when Jack Bauer goes to Africa and meets Robert Carlyle and tries to save kids from terrorists, and to be honest, it’s probably for the best.
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