Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a clock ticking! And if we ever needed Jack Bauer, now is the time. Tonite on FOX, you can watch ‘24: Redemption’ – a movie prequel to Season 7. Read more about it below and see the trailer video.
Ok. So I am a ‘24′ junkie. I feel like I have been wandering in the wilderness without my ‘Jack Bauer fix’ for low these 18 months or so since the writers strike.
What is it about him that’s so appealing? He’s always yelling. “Dammit, Chloe, just do it now!” or torturing people — including his own brother, who admittedly was a pretty bad guy. In fact, when a convicted terrorist was sentenced to face Jack Bauer, he appealed to have the sentence reduced to death. He’s just that good. You can read Jack Bauer’s biography by going here.
Many in my circle say they admire Jack Bauer because of one thing: he’s committed to saving the United States from attack. And he’s willing to risk everything — his life, those he loves — to succeed. Remember, ‘24′ actually debuted 2 months following September 11th. During those dark days, he seemed to many to be that uncompromising hero – though flawed – who would protect us without apology.
Apparently, I am not alone in my love for the relentless defender of America: Supreme Court Justice Scalia is a Jack fan. Even the actor, Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer has missed ‘24.’ And actor Jon Voight joins the cast of ‘24′ as the shadowy villian (why are they always ’shadowy’ by the way?) and has this to say recently:
“I was looking forward to working with Kiefer. He said he was happy to have me. Then we got to work together. I was very impressed to have a front row seat at how Kiefer does that Jack Bauer.”
Of course Jack Bauer is just a fictional character, darn it. But I believe there are Jack Bauer-types out there somewhere, and there are teams out there as well dedicated to making sure we stay safe. Don’t you?
You can watch Jack Bauer in a prequel called ‘24: Redemption’. Look for it on FOX tonite at 8 pm. Season 7 of ‘24′ begins January 11th – the best show evah.
‘24: I need a Hero’ Video