View Full Version : Fox's 24 (successful tv without the language?)
April 2nd 2003, 12:26 PM
I love 24. It is a very rough program, with great scripting, excellent cinematography and sound editting. Its a movie on tv. One thing that I think the show proves is that swear words are not a necessity for an action genre plot. While there are situations where it is deemed necessary, 24 shows that it doesn't need to be like the common action thrillers.
Granted the violence is there, but as I have always felt violence and especially death are needed for good programming. Very few movie classics exist without violence and death.
April 2nd 2003, 12:40 PM
I think Usual Suspects is a masterpiece and it is choke full of foul language and violence but then Braveheart had a nude scene but not much vulgarity.
April 2nd 2003, 02:05 PM
I've never seen 24. Guess I'll hafta check it out.
April 7th 2003, 04:08 AM
24 is definately my favorite show on TV right now. Whenever I happen to miss an episode you don't want to get on my bad side...
April 25th 2003, 02:08 PM
I've been watching the First Season on DVD, actually the reason why I got a DVD player. And I'm still amazed how good it is. The suspense isn't there as much, because its the third time I'm seeing it, but its still HOT. When I watched the original series, I missed two episodes because of local TV outages on Directv, something that happens no longer. When I finally got to see them, it was remarkable, it was like I was watching the show for a first run all over again.
But the second season just keeps pulling every punch out of the bag. The last episode was unbelievable. The first 30 minutes was absolutely intense. Nothing this good has ever been on tv, nor will it ever.
April 25th 2003, 02:44 PM
I agree, that last episode was amazing! Unfortunately, this season I've missed a few episodes, but thank goodness for the soon-to-be-released (Hopefully) DVDs.
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