…and 24 follows Casino Royale’s lead

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 by BetaCandy

(I apologize in advance for the heteronormativity of this post: the one demographic TV doesn’t seek to analyze is sexual orientation, and so I’ve written the post from a heteronormative standpoint because I’m attempting to analyze the thinking of a heteronormative industry.)
From what I’m hearing and seeing on LiveJournals, Michael Shanks spent a significant amount […]

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24: Chloe Rocks!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 by scarlett

Just finished watching the first four episodes of season six of 24, and once again, Chloe stood out for me. Her scene opens with her ex-husband and colleague Morris (we later find out they reconciled) grabbing her bottom, only to receive a stern warning and a threat of complaint for it. She doesn’t care that […]

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Character Culling on 24

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 by scarlett

On 24, the list of recurring characters gets culled every year, for what I assume are two reasons: 1) to make the audience aware that no-one, not even our heroes (except, of course, Jack Bauer) is bulletproof, and 2) to stave off the payrises that come every season from returning actors. By halfway through season […]

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What I Like About ‘24′

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 by scarlett

I’m watching the fifth season of 24, and what I’ve seen so far of the show’s portrayal of women, I (mostly) love.
For starters, you have Martha Logan, the First Lady. She’s married to a man who’s both weak and ambitious - a dangerous combination - but shows intelligence, quick-thinking, and innovation. She questions her husband’s […]

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Husbands and Wives

Monday, January 23rd, 2006 by scarlett

I’ve just watched season five of 24. At the beginning of the season, Michelle Dressler is killed by a car bomb, in which her husband Tony Almeida was severely injured in and lapses into a coma. He wakes up a few hours later and goes mental when he finds out Michelle is dead. From that […]

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24 - Learning from mistakes

Sunday, November 6th, 2005 by BetaCandy

I just finished watching the first three seasons of 24, with an eye toward how it presented women. What I found was interesting: it started out sucky, and ended on a bit of a high note.
The first season was very old-school. Every plot, every nuance, every moment was completely predictable to someone who’s […]

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