DVD Review: 24 – season six

After five seasons, seeing Jack Bauer and those of the CTU crew that have survived, is like going to see old, if somewhat disaster prone friends. And while the real time premise is a little shop worn it is still very good TV. I’m not going to go into a lot of plot outline because if you are a fan (I am) you saw it and if you’re not I wouldn’t start with season six. Not that there is anything wrong with it, there’s not, but having some background couldn’t hurt.

In this session we meet Jack’s father (James Cromwell) and the woman that dumped him for his brother. Our hero it seems, springs from money. We also meet Chloe O’Brian’s ex Morris , a recovering boozer and horses patoot, who will be familiar to any fans of the La Femme Nikita series (I was, until they screwed the ending so badly). And Peter MacNicol doffs his scholarly robes(NUMB3RS) for a stint as the Presidents Chief-of -Staff. Throw in suitcase nukes in LA and enough treachery to fill a boxcar and you’ve got some pretty good entertainment. Maybe not the can’t miss it of the old days but still way better than most.

There are a bunch of commentary and deleted scene specials to round out a full package, including a magazine you can subscribe to and a DVD-ROM link to access exclusive content online.
If you are a die hard fan you need to jump on this like a duck on a junebug.

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Lee Crawford