So um, in an attempt to get our onyesha zaidi mashabiki I have devised this article. This doesn't tell people who are already mashabiki anything new, but I wanted to post it here because I know wewe all would appreciate it. So wewe Want to Watch 24...
Aside from the fact that 24 is the best onyesha any of us will watch in our time, what else do wewe need to know? There's so much, yet so little. I'm going to include the basics, and give wewe only so much detail to get wewe interested but not spoil you.
24 is a real-time onyesha (we'll get into that zaidi later) that stars Kiefer Sutherland as the main protagonist Jack Bauer (we'll also get zaidi into him later). The number '24' has meaning. It represents the 24 hours in a single day. Each season has 24 episodes, each episode representing a single saa of the 'day' in 24. The onyesha is extremely fast-paced and yes, wewe will have to actually pay attention.
(And there goes half of my makala readers already.)
The onyesha in a nutshell, has to do with politics & terrorism. People who like to read too much into things will tell wewe that this onyesha is right-wing propaganda. Tell them to DIAF au some other witty insult, and continue kusoma this article. There are two major storylines that carry throughout the entire series run. We deal first hand with the terrorists, and CTU's (Counter Terrorist Unit) efforts to stop them. On the political side of things, we see the efforts made kwa the White House to stop alisema attacks. The White House & CTU have to work together sometimes - terrorists want immunity for talking, au they want to negotiate, etc.
I alisema before the onyesha is very fast-paced and that it is. So much happens in an saa of the show, and in each season there are many different plot lines to follow. What starts off as maybe an innocent family eating breakfast could turn into them being suspects au targets. Every storyline coincides with the major one of each season and the guys of 24 do it so wonderfully. Who wewe Need to Know Jack. Fucking. Bauer.
"The only reason you're still conscious is because I don't feel like carrying you."
Kiefer Sutherland plays the role of Jack Bauer perfectly. On the surface, Jack is just another sadist who tortures people because he "enjoys it". But deeper, there's a man struggling to do what HE sees is right for the good of his beloved country. People expect so much from just one man, and when that one man does what they want he gets punished for it. One thing is for sure, Jack is always right and he always gets his way. You'd think after 8 years of him putting his (hot) punda on the line for the greater good, people would learn to listen to him but I guess having someone who defies Jack just makes for good television.
Jack is the kind of man wewe don't want to mess with. "Trust me, wewe don't want to go down this road with me."
The fact that he's such a BAMF, and *not* a stereotypical cookie-cutter one at that, makes him (to me and anyone else who has a brain) the most fascinating character to be put on televisheni au in the movies, ever. I know that's probably being a big melodramatic but I don't care. There's SO much to this man. When he's in a relationship, he's a romantic. He loves his daughter zaidi than everything and all of his decisions revolve around her. He does what he has to do because he's a hero, au an anti-hero if wewe will. He knows that what he does isn't socially acceptable au morally right, but he does it because he knows it will save lives in the long run. He's willing to pay for his wrongdoings just like any other man. I upendo Jack Bauer. Did wewe figure that out yet? Other Characters
24 has a strong cast of supporting characters. The strongest & most fascinating of any onyesha I've ever watched. The onyesha is admittedly not known for its principal cast throughout the entire series run. Kiefer Sutherland is the only cast member to appear in all 8 seasons, and every episode. Characters come and go like it's no big deal. Some die, some just leave. Some appear to have died, but come back miraculously later.
Jack is undoubtedly the most important character of the show, and the only one wewe absolutely HAVE to know. But there are other very important characters to the show. Watch out for these (sometimes) lovable characters.
Those are just some of many of the fascinating characters in the series run. Some wewe will love, some wewe will hate, some wewe will upendo to hate, but all of them have extremely vital roles and wewe will never forget them. The Real-Time Aspect
Not to repeat much of anything I alisema earlier, but 24 is a real-time show. The use of 12-hour clocks are incorporated within the episodes. This is a very unique concept and one that wewe wouldn't expect to work, but it does. Boy, does it ever.
- Each episode starts with Kiefer!Jack narrating the 'The following takes place between ___ & ___.' Sometimes it is followed with 'Events occur in real time.'
- Clocks are used generously. They are used right before a commercial break, and the times within the onyesha are the exact dakika for how long the commercial was. So for example, wewe leave the onyesha at 10:40, and the commercials were 4 dakika long, when wewe come back to the onyesha the clock will display in the center of the screen with mgawanyiko, baidisha screens inaonyesha what took place in the time wewe were gone. It would be 10:44.
- Every episode ends with a ticking clock. Silent clocks
are a rare occurance in the land of 24, but they are used to signify either a death, a shocking cliffhanger, au just a really emotional moment. The first silent clock was actually a glitch, but when mashabiki thought it was done on purpose and loved the use of it, it became a recurring theme. *is know-it-all*
- Most of the time, episodes will end with a mgawanyiko, baidisha screen inaonyesha what the characters are up to right before the end. THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT
and once wewe get involved in the show, these sequences at the end will give wewe funny tingly feelings in your heart. Because they are just that awesome. With some endings, wewe will see a mgawanyiko, baidisha screen and then it will go back to the last cliffhanger of the episode and end with a clock.
- mgawanyiko, baidisha screens are also shown mainly when wewe see two au zaidi characters on the phone with one another. This becomes such a habit, that when I talk to people on the phone irl, I expect to see a mgawanyiko, baidisha screen pop up only to be disappointed when it doesn't. *is lame* A Unique Aspect
This is where I'm going to get all sentimental & preachy, so if wewe want to skip this chapter wewe go right ahead. I have discussed this at length with a fellow 24 fan, and it could be that we enable each other in that way, but I have a special attachment to the onyesha that wewe can't find anywhere else.
24 enforces an incredibly strong sense of loyalty. Loyalty is the best personality trait wewe can have imo, and I think I have learned to appreciate it largely in part thanks to this show. Not only does it boast a strong sense of patriotism for country, but for Marafiki as well. Two of the best relationships on the onyesha express this. Jack has two best Marafiki in the series run who have rarely (and I mean, RARELY) questioned him and just done what he's asked. To me, that is what Marafiki are. To have your back no matter what, and to sacrifice for one another.
I think this rubs off on 24 mashabiki as well, because we are truly a unique breed. Maybe I'm biased in this, but 24 truly has the one of the most loyal televisheni fanbases I've seen. We aren't as loud & brash as some other fandoms, but we know what we upendo and we upendo it to death. Upsetting a 24 shabiki is like...well, it can't be compared. It's like upsetting a 24 fan. Don't mess with us au we'll get Jack Bauer on you. In Short...
- 24 is badass.
- Jack Bauer is God.
- wewe will become baridi just kwa giving up a few weeks (shorter if wewe get addicted) of your time to experience the greatest thing ever.
- This onyesha is not for somebody with ADD. wewe have to pay attention, and wewe have to watch every single episode to get the full experience.
- Yes there's torture, yes there's gun porn, yes there's blood. Yes, it's all awesome.
- 8 seasons & a tv movie, with an actual theater-released movie on the way. Wanna get hooked now? :D
Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask! I upendo 24 zaidi than life itself and I am zaidi than willing to enable anybody who wants to start it. Concerns for my mental health are nice in gesture, but really not necessary. Yes, I've got an "unhealthy" addiction to 24 but that's good for wewe potential mashabiki because I get to share it with you!