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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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79

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  • Starring: William Devane, Kim Raver, Lana Parrilla
  • 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. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 4 premiere date: Jan 9, 2005
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 18, 2013
    100
    This time around, 24 keeps a tighter focus on Bauer so that plot should play out with more credibility than last season's sprawling adventure.
  2. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 18, 2013
    100
    The new crew is an intriguing bunch. [9 Jan 2005]
  3. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jun 18, 2013
    90
    Viewers who never saw it or gave up after the first season now have a chance to get a fresh start. '24' is not as richly woven as 'The Wire' on HBO, but it is still one of the best shows on television. [7 Jan 2005]
  4. Reviewed by:  John Doyle
    Jun 18, 2013
    80
    24 is its usual self - a terrific mix of doom-laden thriller and workplace drama. [7 Jan 2005]
  5. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 28, 2013
    75
    You may well have misgivings about yet another season for this show, particularly with Haysbert out of the picture. ... But the plot, which involves the abduction of a high government official, will absorb viewers once again.
  6. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 18, 2013
    70
    '24' remains one of the most enjoyable dramas on TV. [7 Jan 2005]
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 18, 2013
    50
    It's not that '24' is desperate for ideas in Season 4. No, it was desperate in Season 2. It's that the humor is more blithely predictable now, less forehead-slapping in its preposterousness. As the adrenaline ramps up, the logic falls down. Again. [7 Jan 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. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    One of the most underrated seasons of 24, it is much more interesting and entertaining and the villain is amazing. Jack Bauer continues to kick some ass. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    10
    Fantastically shot, impeccably acted, Sutherland again outdoes his reputation and becomes Jack Bauer. A great season all around. With a solid cast and excellent stunt direction, 24 once again produces an unflappable and absolutely exciting season. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    9
    This is the last great season of 24 for me. 5 on out got a little old. I mean how many times are people not going to trust Jack? Only with the Doctors around House MD can less loyalty be found. Still my fourth favorite show though. Only behind X-Files, Lost and Seinfeld. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2013
    8
    Explota de acción como ninguna otra, Jack Bauer vuelve con una propuesta clásica de la serie, pero con una trama que todavía sorprende y la hace a la serie cada vez mas excitante y adictiva. Expand

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