by the Left Coast Rebel
The series finale of "24" is a hot trending topic. Adrian Scott writes at Jack Liberty:
Tonight, at 8:00 EST/7:00 CST, the real-time thriller, “24″ — the longest espionage-themed show ever — goes out in a blaze of glory with one final countdown.Read the rest. Stars talked about the show at a recent party in Hollywood:
It seems that wherever you look, “24″ can’t be mentioned without bringing up politics. Even from the start, critics remarked its premiere 2 months after 9/11 as very close timing. Over the years, various beltway insiders made an example of the series as a positive conservative presence on television. Prominent fans included former Vice President Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, and even Justice Antonin Scalia.
Yet those who regarded “24″ as anything but a live-action comic book were clearly missing the point. The show was never one-sided and never forced its politics on its audience, unlike like “The West Wing”. The writers were always a mix of progressives, conservatives, and yes, even some libertarian-leaning independents. Who could seriously argue that the events in the show served any other purpose besides suspense?
Promo for the "24" series finale: