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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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  • Starring: Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth, Dennis Haysbert
  • 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 aWith 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. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 3 premiere date: Oct 28, 2003
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Jun 18, 2013
    90
    '24' continues to distinguish itself as the most original show on television. [27 Oct 2003]
  2. The first hour... is as kinetic as any episode the show has done. [26 Oct 2003]
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 18, 2013
    83
    The new 24 is off to a more interesting start than its sophomore edition. [27 Oct 2003]
  4. Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Jun 18, 2013
    75
    [A] gripping premiere. [28 Oct 2003]
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jun 18, 2013
    75
    It sure looks like '24' executive producers Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran are ready to give America more anxiety-amped razzle dazzle with one of television's most original and compelling drama series. [28 Oct 2003]
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 17, 2013
    67
    This is now the problem with '24': The first season was a giddy novelty; the second season was a guaranteed tune-in to see if the producers could pull off the same trick twice. But now we know the rhythm of the series, and so its anything-can-happen energy has dissipated into a how-can-we-bring-back-fan-favorites waiting game.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 18, 2013
    50
    The decline of '24' is almost as harrowing as one of its patented pulse-pounding dramatic moments. ... Maybe '24' won't be so head-slappingly ludicrous this time around, but the first two episodes do little to give cynics reason for hope. [27 Oct 2003]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    10
    I have yet to see a show like this. Incredible in every aspect and exciting in every second. The season finale is one of the greatest episodesI have yet to see a show like this. Incredible in every aspect and exciting in every second. The season finale is one of the greatest episodes of all time. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    9
    The shows starts somewhat slower, but the second half and endgames are amazing. A lot of shocking moment happened in this season, a 24The shows starts somewhat slower, but the second half and endgames are amazing. A lot of shocking moment happened in this season, a 24 specialty. Gets better and better Expand
  3. Nov 22, 2014
    9
    The third season is better yet from season two, thankfully for the adition of an more interesting villain than the other two seasons, and theThe third season is better yet from season two, thankfully for the adition of an more interesting villain than the other two seasons, and the situations of this season are really better. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2011
    6
    Early seasons set a high bar, and this one did not disappoint -- for about 20 episodes. After a compelling set-up (albeit with the usualEarly seasons set a high bar, and this one did not disappoint -- for about 20 episodes. After a compelling set-up (albeit with the usual amount of characters set on fire by Mexicans at 9 pm and leading an assault upon criminal mercenary strongholds in LA at 5 am), the plot begins to spring more leaks than a Burundian submarine. Disappointing finish with multiple characters behaving in a way that beggars belief even by 24 rules. Expand

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