August 06, 2007

Oh God. Please, No.

The best show on TV might me heading into oblivion if this story is true.

Hey I don't have a problem with the production itself being all "carbon neutral" and paying lip service to an issue that - at worst - needs further study. It is Hollywood, after all.

But this is the passage in the Post article that sends a chill down my back:

The "24" page at now features energy conservation tips and a public service announcement about global warming featuring Kiefer Sutherland; more information will be posted when the show airs in January. Plus, climate change will be incorporated into the series' plot (which just might scare some viewers into taking action).
I'm am hoping - no, praying - that this is simply subterfuge on the part of the writers to throw the media off the scent of the real plotline. When Al Gore says that Global Warming is a bigger threat than terrorism, I get giddy with excitement that this guy might actually run for his party's Presidential nomination. Only a fringe minority actually takes a statement like that seriously.

And if a TV show best known for stories about fighting terrorism turns its sights on Global Warming it really is impossible to take that show seriously. Now if we're talking about fighting eco-terrorists like the Earth Liberation Front and showing the world what a bunch of zealous whack-jobs these people are, I'm all for it. In fact, seeing Jack Bauer open up a can of whoop-ass on these cretins has the potential to make Season Seven the best evah!

If the Post is speculating that the show "just might scare some viewers into taking action" I'm hoping that it's just wishful thinking on their part. Otherwise, "24" - which pissed away a lot of the fans' goodwill last season - will be doomed.

Posted by Gary at August 6, 2007 09:14 AM | TrackBack

Instead of Kim being menaced by a cougar, Kim menaces a cougar.

Jack shoots her.

Then he finds out that ex-President Logan set her up. After, of course, Chloe broadens the parameters and/or opens a socket.

Posted by: The Colossus at August 6, 2007 03:59 PM

Jack Bower "borrows" a motorcycle and in the obligatory chase scene jumps over a tank of water containing a shark.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at August 6, 2007 08:58 PM