Monday, March 13, 2006

Twenty-Four as Social Commentary?

Yes, 24 is an awesome show. But, on tonight's episode, did they really need to show the slow, painful deaths from nerve gas in such excruciating detail? I'm going to have nightmares.

More importantly, last week, TV Guide's Matt Roush used 24 to make the best pithy political comment EVER:

"By the way, check out this executive suite: an incompetent and petulant president who constantly shifts blame to others, and a hawkish vice president willing to run roughshod over Congress to declare martial law. Where do these writers get their ideas?"

Absolutely delicious.

5 comments:

Justin S. said...

Were you sad to see the hobbit die?

DSL said...

Who's the hobbit?

Dara said...

I was not particularly saddened by the hobbit's death, as Lynn McGill proved to be an annoying 24 character.

I didn't need to see the violent nature of the deaths up close.

DSL said...

I guess no one knows.

Dara said...

The hobbit = Sam Gamgee in Lord of the Rings = actor Sean Astin = Lynn McGill on 24.