19 February 2017 | mancuniangr
Condemned from the first minute
First of all let me say ,that i regard 24 as a legendary show,in the top-3 TV series ever made for television and the character of Jack Bauer,probably the best ever character in a TV show.Kiefer Sutherland has acted so well,that you actually think that he has a double life,one as an actor and one as a CTU agent,that's how well he has played his role.
So when you put the logo of 24 on a new show with no one of the previous cast present(at least till now),but keep the same form of direction and play(events occur in real time)you make your first and fatal mistake.You can't help but compare, everything you see to the original 24 series. The answer from the producers of the new show to this,was action, action,action.I saw the first two episodes and in the first 2 hours there were so many things that have happened,that it came to the point to be a little funny.It's the only ''weapon'' that they have in making you watch the show,don't let the rhythm fall and make you bored.But it feels from the first minute that they overdoing it.
Also the magic of 24 was that even if it was an all action packed show,the characters were very well ''builded'' and the dialogues between them very well written,giving to 24 many times a sense of a political thriller. Here you get the feeling that Eric Carter,the leading character is traveling in time to be able to do all the things he needs to do.And it's unfair to Corey Hawkins who plays Eric Carter because he acts well, but he has to live with the burden of being compared to his predecessor.
Overall it would have been much better if the producers had made a show without the logo of 24 and with just the real time event format, the only common thing between the 2 shows.I will watch it out of respect for the effort and because of curiosity, but it already feels like a poor relative.