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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 166 Ratings

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  • Starring: DB Woodside, Peter MacNicol, Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Summary: The sixth season of the Emmy-winnning series finds hero Jack Bauer in far worse shape than we left him last year, thanks to serving 20 months in a Chinese prison. Fortunately, a new terrorist threat arrives to distract him from his troubles. There's also a new President (D.B. Woodside's Wayne Palmer), but look for previous First Couple Gregory Itzin and Jean Smart to return mid-season. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 6 premiere date: Jan 14, 2007
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Unlike most serialized dramas of late... "24" continues to do everything right.
  2. 100
    What's remarkable is that 24 still finds so many ways to surprise us, to take our knowledge of how things are done and turn it against us.
  3. 90
    Far from taking anything away from the pulse-pounding show, thanks to Kiefer Sutherland’s magnetic performance, Bauer’s subtle psychological anguish may be the most interesting surprise of “24’s” new season.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    80
    If all this sounds like "24" has been hijacked by public policy wonks or Shakespeare profs, don't worry. Your show very much remains your show.... It's just that your show got a little smarter.
  5. This remains a superb, positively riveting TV drama, however repetitive the themes and grandly implausible the scenarios.
  6. Season 6 proves that the best part of "24" is its ability to make your pulse race as you sit slack jawed in front of the bastard machine mumbling, "They didn't just do that, did they?"
  7. "24" still maintains some of its trademark intensity, but too often in these first four hours, the show is smack-your-forehead laughable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 68
  2. Negative: 11 out of 68
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    9
    While increasingly unbelievable, the show has surprised me in each and every season in its plot construction. Although this season is a bit of a dip from the last, it still qualifies as an incredible season in which Sutherland once again keeps his character as entertaining as he was when he carried Teri's body away. Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    Definitely the worst and most disappointing season of 24. The first 4 episodes were amazing, but then it went all downhill. It just recycled way too many past 24 elements and the Jack's family is behind this didn't work out. Still good, but the worst for sure. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2011
    7
    It pisses me off when I see people give this show a 0, you're a piece of **** if you do. It's a great show and it deserves to be recognized.

    7.2
    The shows great, but the season isn't the best and could use better writers.
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