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'Touch' to go, '24' to possibly come back


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#1 ONLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:27 AM

So I guess I won't bother watching this season of 'Touch' which I have piled up on my DVR...

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:29 AM

I've enjoyed Touch, but it does just kinda lay there as far as shows go .. It's not particularly surprising that it's been chopped. I'll finish it out and be OK with that (heck, it might even already be done and I don't know ... I've just been on the ride).
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#3 OFFLINE   klang

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

I'm currently 9 episodes behind on Touch. I do enjoy it but it hasn't been a priority. If there isn't a proper conclusion I may not bother with the rest.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

More 24? Yes please.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

More 24? Yes please.

 

Yes!!!! Funny I was recently feeling nostalgic about 24, after seeing the actor who played Tony Almeida on Castle the other night.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

fox is interested in bringing 24 back as a limited series (12 episodes). they are already talking contract with kiefer. i read that thursday night. go to deadline.com for details.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

fox is interested in bringing 24 back as a limited series (12 episodes). they are already talking contract with kiefer. i read that thursday night. go to deadline.com for details.

 

Or just click on the link I provided at the top.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

I use to like 24 but then I found that 24 hours a day was just too long.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

24 Rocks.

 

Mad Men Rocks.

 

What's the crossover appeal?

 

Only Netflix and its Big Data operation knows for sure.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

Let's go 24!


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

In 12 episodes it's even better to not drag on the day. Would be perfect.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

Bring back Alcatraz as well. I want to know how the story ended ... :)


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

If there's only 12 episodes, shouldn't it be called '12'?



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

If there's only 12 episodes, shouldn't it be called '12'?

 

Hopefully they'll be 2 hour episodes!  lol


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:58 PM

I would be happy to see 24 again, but it would have to have grown up a little. We have all changed since 911, and so should 24. If they take a fresh approach to terrorism, it could be compelling, yet if we were to watch eps from 2005 or so, they would probably seem pretty stale and cliched. I think the fact that 24 never did well in syndication has a lot to do with how quickly attitudes changed which gave it a short shelf life (the "Cosby Show" syndrome). So it has to change with how the world has changed and how our perceptions of terrorism have changed. In particular? Well, off the top, how about domestic drones, and a more moralistic view of the dilemma of torture? I think the possibilities are pretty ripe.

 

But these are the same guys who, with Homeland, proved that their talent was not just a fluke. 24 was great because they were great, as is Homeland, and this means that they could certainly pull this off again, especially if they get Sean Callery to do the music again; I felt the production music was an integral part to why 24 was as good as it was, and I felt the same about Homeland. Oddly, his contributions on Elementary don't seem to be that important, but then that show stands as a great show on its own for other reasons (and thriller/suspense is not really a part of that show, which is Callery's strength).

 

So really, what would make this work is to throw out everything except Kiefer, Sean Callery, and the producers of both Homeland and 24, and maybe bring back an old nemesis or two. They would need to divest themselves of all other artifacts of 24 so that they could start with a fresh slate with no encumberances. That is not easy; think of the baggage of trying to resurrect a show like Star Trek, or Seinfeld, or any other show with a great legacy and probable expectations. They need to free themselves from all of that sort of baggage and just go for it regardless of the legacy or expectations, and if they do,  I think it could be really great, and I hope we get to see it happen.

 

Maybe if they brought back Kim and her pet cougar....Nope, bad idea.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

I have been catching up on some 24 reruns of late.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:46 PM

Loco, do you agree that it now seems a little dated? I saw a couple eps on Audience and that is how it struck me


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:13 AM

In my imagination... I always imagined that Alcatraz took place in the Fringe universe... and was just one long Fringe event that went unsolved :)


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

fox confirms monday morning that 24: live another day will return may 2014 as a 12 episode limited series. kiefer sutherland has been signed.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

It is about time.  Jack Bauer's been out of work for four years and his retirement is coming to an end.  His autobiography didn't go over well with 20th Century Fox. :coffee

 

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