The Drama Club: Series Finales – What Separates the Awesome From the Angering?

In the past three days, three game-changing longrunning series aired their final episodes: ‘Lost,’ ‘24,‘ and ‘Law & Order.’ (Yes, ‘Law & Order’ was totally different from anything else on the air when it started.)  ’24’ ended last night with (spoiler alert) Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) fleeing the country after the President Taylor (Cherry Jones) […]

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Was ’24’ Series Finale on Target?

In the end, it was not a knife, gun or bomb that saved Jack Bauer from a lethal conspiracy, but another character’s crisis of conscience. Rather than fighting his way out of a no-win situation as usual, in the series’ final moments Monday night, Jack knelt and waited for an assassin’s bullet, but was spared […]

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’24’ Finale Keeps the World Safe For Action TV

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Of all the hardship and punishment suffered by counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer, none could match the indignity awaiting him. Monday night, he must conclude his ‘24‘ career in the shadow of another series finale airing the night before – the feverishly hyped and anticipated ‘Lost.’ During […]

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There Will Be No Happy Ending for ’24’s Jack Bauer

For fans of a man who has seen his wife killed, murdered his own boss on terrorist orders and has been subjected to torture almost as part of his daily routine, it should perhaps come as no surprise that Jack Bauer’s final ‘24‘ hours won’t have a happy ending. The eighth and final season of […]

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Cherry Jones Settting The Stage For Peace In ’24’

When ‘24‘ returns for its eighth season Sunday, Cherry Jones will once again be leading the nation as U.S. President Allison Taylor. At 53, Jones has several decades of stage credits and “small but pivotal” movie roles behind her. But until last year, she was largely unknown by television audiences. The first-ever experience as a […]

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