August 21, 2007

Oh Suhweet Jaysus!

The show "24" just signed Janeane Garafolo for Season Seven.

Garofalo will play a government agent who is part of the team investigating the crisis befalling Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and company in the upcoming season.
I don't know if I can stomach this. Unless her character acts as a politically-correct bureaucratic foil for Jack Bauer's efforts to save the country, I don't see this working.

I can see the chewed up water skis floating in the water now. Sheesh.

Most interesting quote about this comes from "The American Mind":

As long as her acting is good and the writers give her something decent to say she’ll be fine with me. I survived a female Starbuck in the new Battlestar Galactica; I should be able to tolerate Garofalo.
Point taken. If her character gets killed trying to reason with the terrorists, I can probably live with that.

Posted by Gary at August 21, 2007 09:21 AM | TrackBack

Even as we speak, 24 writers are trying to figure out how to work in the line: It's ok to love your PDA, it's just not ok to love your PDA.

Guess it's time to find a new show for Monday nights in January.

Posted by: beth at August 21, 2007 08:47 AM

It's at times like this that I am really glad I don't own a television.

Several people have attempted to explain exactly why 24 is such a great show. All I can say is I guess you have to be there.

I am sure Ms. Garafolo will make as much sense as any of the other characters.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at August 21, 2007 09:50 AM

She'll follow Baur around and bitch and moan at every little thing, right? Or she'll be the bureaucratic hell-hound demanding he fill out a 117g stroke 6 IN TRIPLICATE before he wastes the guys with the suitcase nukes.

Posted by: mojo at August 21, 2007 10:05 AM

Hey, if she unwittingly reinforces in the audiences mind the fact that Liberals are not prepared to take the fight against terrorism seriously, then this might have a silver lining.

Would she be that obtuse? I dunno.

That being said, even in that scenario it would be hard to watch her.

Posted by: Gary at August 21, 2007 10:27 AM

Never watched the show. Even less reason to now.

Posted by: rbj at August 21, 2007 12:08 PM

Hopefully they'll send her to the White House. With cake and that apology she promised.

Posted by: tee bee at August 21, 2007 12:27 PM

I am going to hurl.

Posted by: LMC at August 21, 2007 02:30 PM