24 Live Another Day 1 PM to 2 PM

12 05 2014

24Logo3I can think of no more difficult thing than watching an episode of 24 and not post things people would consider spoilers. Let me state that if you have not watched the first two episodes, then do not proceed with this blog post.

In the last episode we learned what the end-game is for Margot (Michelle Fairley)–the killing of an American president on foreign soil by hijacking a drone. Helping her is her daughter Simone (Emily Berrington). Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) are hot on Simone’s trail. Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe) are not far behind Jack and Chloe. I’m biting my nails and am hyperventilating at this point. Chloe shares with Jack some news that shocks him and makes me cry. We are now just 14 minutes into the show. Jack and Chloe learn the identities of the players involved, but the plot and mystery thickens. Are allies really allies? Are enemies really enemies? And the there is what I call “creepy cam.” I was cheering for Audrey and for the last minute of the show, I actually held my breath.

All I want to hear now is that Fox Broadcasting orders a pickup for this show! Today is upfronts for Fox Broadcasting.  Come on, Fox. Make my day.  Give it the green light for another season.

Watch tonight, Monday, May 12, on Fox Broadcasting at 9/8 Central.

 

(Thank you Fox Broadcasting and FOX VIP for the privilege of watching the screener for tonight’s episode)





Preview of 24: Live Another Day

5 05 2014

24Logo2Tonight Kiefer Sutherland returns in his iconic role as Jack Bauer in 24: Live Another Day. Watching the first two episodes was like visiting with an old friend–it picks right back up as if there had not been 4 years between the end of the season 8 and today’s reincarnation. I knew some of the major cast members who had been announced but I was pleasantly surprised to see Colin Salmon, the actor who I have come to know from Arrow on the CW for the last 2 seasons. Ironically, he had a role in the Bond series “Die Another Day.” Another funny parallel is Yvonne Strahovski‘s character, Kate Morgan. Dexter fans will enjoy that last name.

Some of my observations from the first hour (without outright posting spoilers):
– Cool tech!!!
– Captures your attention immediately.
– How Jack Bauer does not shatter his ankles I will never know.
– The content is relevant to today’s politics.
– Heller (William Devane) is still witty.
– Jack always has a plan.
– It’s the CIA but it still feels like CTU.
– I love Chloe’s badass look.
– Who are the players? We find out who some are during this first episode.

Observations from the second hour:
– That’s unexpected!
– Dangerous bedfellows.
– Was that Stephen Fry? (Yes, it was).
– Chloe is downright bitter.
– Lesson for episode 2: Never trust a woman.

Tune in tonight at 8 Eastern/7 Central for the return of 24: Live Another Day

Follow some of the cast/crew members of 24: Live Another Day on Twitter at:

@RealKiefer
@rajskub
@Y_Strahovski
@colinsalmon24
@marcimichelle
@GbengaAkinnagbe
@joncassar
@gilesmatthey
@KimRaver
@JBoyega
@maccageezer
@MandiDhillon
@stephenfry
@mannyhectorcoto
@TheDavidFury
@HowardMGordon
@evanjoshuakatz
@heckstallsmith
@iainsmith
@24fox

(I would like to thank Fox Broadcasting and the FOX VIP program for allowing me the courtesy of seeing the preview.)

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Fringe: The Bullet That Saved The World

25 10 2012

Fringe fans! Make sure you have PLENTY of tissues for this episode. The episode begins with explosions and ends with explosions and is filled with forward momentum with The Observers snapping at their heels the whole time. During this episode, our team finds another tape with another clue on how to defeat The Observers which leads them to another city. An old friend returns. Is this friend on the side of The Observers or the resistance? You find out later in this episode. There are more wonderful scenes between Etta and Peter and Etta and Olivia. Etta discovers the meaning behind the keepsake she wears around her neck.

There is a wonderful scene that resembles something that happens in The Matrix. And once again, the Betamax tapes remind me so much of the Dharma Initiative recordings with Dr. Pierre Chang.

Get ready for a twist at the end that you will not be expecting and will blow your mind (and not in a good way). If you aren’t going to be able to watch it live, I suggest avoiding Twitter until you get to see it because fans are going to go crazy and Twitterscream.

Guest stars for this episode include: Peter Abrams, Sean Baden, Noah Beggs, Nathan Dales, Edward Foy, Andrew Hedge, H.A. Hunter, Kasey Kieler, Terrance Leigh, Steve Makaj, Austin Middleton, Phillip Mitchell, Jaren Moore, Graham Myers, Michael Rogers, Jordan Schartner, Alan Silverman, David Thompson, Charles Zuckermann. Very special guest star? Take a guess!  The episode was written by Alison Schapker and directed by David Straiton.

Thank you again FOX VIP for the preview recording of this fantastic episode.  Here is a promo for Friday night’s show: