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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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  • Starring: Xander Berkeley, Carlos Bernard, Penny Johnson Jerald
  • Summary: With the finale of 7th season, 24 is still one of the most innovative, addictive and acclaimed dramas on television.In its first seven seasons, the suspenseful series was nominated for a total of 58 Emmy awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series (2006) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for star Kiefer Sutherland (2006). Season Six garnered a sixth consecutive Emmy nomination for Sutherland and second consecutive nomination for supporting actor Jean Smart. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 2 premiere date: Oct 29, 2002
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Buckman
    Jun 18, 2013
    100
    I am happy to report that this series remains a 100-percent authentic, white-knuckled hair-raiser. [24 Oct 2002]
  2. The format of '24' still works beautifully. [27 Oct 2002]
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Jun 18, 2013
    100
    The sometimes laughable soap opera aspects of the first year have been minimized. The pulse-racing, adrenaline-fueled suspense has been ratcheted up. If anything, this white-knuckle joy ride now moves faster than the clock that ticks steadily through each episode. [28 Oct 2002]
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    Based on the first two episodes of season two, "24" returns tonight with the promise of another year of ambitious, outrageous, and addictive TV drama. [29 Oct 2002]
  5. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    As twisty and spellbinding as ever. [28 Oct 2002]
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    '24' is back in top storytelling form, spinning an intricate new web of mystery and suspense. [29 Oct 2002]
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    Jun 18, 2013
    60
    '24' isn't getting off to the spectacular start that it did in its debut season when the focus was singular and clear-cut. [29 Oct 2002]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    9
    Exciting, fun, completely and utterly unbelievable. This is not a show for the squeamish. But a show for America as a whole. Good performances all around. Great plots. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    9
    A nuclear bomb will go off somewhere in Los Angeles in some point over the day and it is Jack Bauer's job to find it before that happens.

    The second season of the show provides more of the same and is great again, with it being noticeable that the whole season was planned out in advance, unlike the first time around. The main plot was topical then and is still topical today, with the Iraq War still fresh in everyone's minds.

    Whereas the first season was personal to Bauer, this is more about protecting his country and his and Palmer's stories are again gripping, with some of the supporting characters also getting great arcs. The subplot involving Kim Bauer and her quest to stop an abusive father, which has nothing to do with the main story and flits from one different, unrelated situation to another isn't particularly great but it doesn't spoil the season
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  3. Jun 24, 2014
    9
    The show gets even better as the stakes have gotten way higher. One of the most action packed and dramatic shows to watch. This season has the worst teri story line Expand

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