Archive for the ‘24’ Category

The End of Some Eras

Posted by BRADY in 24, Law and Order, The Sarah Silverman Program

May 14th, 2010, 02:24 PM

Without Law & Order, what kind of society wold we have? Anarchy!

I’m not sure quite how to come to terms with this news. It’s like the death of a relative that you didn’t really have a great fondness for, but you would see them at holidays and got along well enough and in between you kind of forgot they existed and took for granted. I’m speaking, of course, about the cancellation of Law & Order.

Yes, after 20 years on the air, Law & Order will no longer be on our TV sets. Well, besides the 9 hours of reruns they play per day on cable. But there will be no more new episodes, which I guess would make me even more sad if I had realized new episodes were still being made at all. The good thing about Law & Order: you never really needed to keep up with the show’s continuity or even know who anyone was to enjoy Sam Waterson being awesome while flipping channels. But don’t worry readers, Law & Order will be gone after the finale on May 20, but it will not be forgotten. We still have Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: UK, and the upcoming Law & Order: LA to give us our legal entertainment. In honor of the end of Law & Order, check out the incredible Law & Order Coloring Book by artist Brandon Bird. Kids need to learn how criminal justice works! And how colorful it is!

Unfortunately, that’s not the only show ending it’s run. Jack Bauer will also be hanging up his badge as 24 comes to an end this season, with an ending that the producers promise will be “tragic” and leave Jack in an unhappy place. Will Jack Bauer, the invincible man, finally be killed?? No! Because after the show ends he will immediately get back to work again in not one but TWO 24 movie scripts that have been written.

And if weird comedy is more your thing, sadly The Sarah Silverman Program is being canceled by Comedy Central and will not be returning for a 4th season. Although the show was consistently funny (albeit in a bizarre and offensive way that might not be everyone’s cup of tea) it just didn’t get the viewers. They already had to wrangle Logo into paying for part of this season simply for rerun rights, so the move to after midnight on Comedy Central a couple months back might as well have been a death sentence. With no Sarah Silverman on our TVs, the amount of jokes about Bugles and poop is surely going to plummet. So sad.

Oh, also, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Lost is ending next week. No one seems to be talking about it.

Square Eyes Poll: What Show Are You Stoked On?

Posted by KAT in 24, 30 Rock, American Idol, Fringe, How I Met Your Mother, Square Eyes Poll

January 11th, 2010, 11:59 AM

Television Set

Finally, some new TV!  Dust off the ole boob tube, folks; after nearly a month off, a grip of our favorite shows will be returning this week with all-new episodes.  In honor of this momentous week, Square Eyes asks…

Vote now!  Results Friday!

Square Eyes Poll: Best Show of the ’00s?

Posted by KAT in 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Freaks and Geeks, Lost, Square Eyes Poll, The Sopranos, The West Wing, The Wire

December 28th, 2009, 12:32 PM

I Heart the '00s

This week will be the very last of the ’00s, possibly one of the awesomest decades in TV so far.  Sure, that’s easy to say for someone like me who hasn’t been around too many decades, but I think once you check out the list of shows that came out in the past ten years, I think you’ll agree.  And without further ado, we ask…

Happy voting!

Another Day At The Office With Jack Bauer

Posted by KAT in 24, The Office

May 15th, 2009, 11:36 AM

Happy Friday, everyone!

Let’s kick the weekend off with some jokety-jokes.  Check out this The Office-meets-24 parody video:

Kinda funny?  Not funny?  Just okay.

I’ve gotta say, I had high hopes for this one.  The siliness of The Office mixed with the intensity of 24?  Sounds like a winner.  REDO!

Jack Bauer & Co Kick Major Carbon Ass

Posted by KAT in 24

March 4th, 2009, 05:14 PM

Who says 24’s got a conservative agenda?  I do, I heard someone say it once and pepper it occasionally into conversation to sound smart.

24Check this out, though: 24 recently became the first-ever carbon neutral television production!  The award-winning show was able to reduce its carbon footprint by 43% in season 7 by making some green behind-the-scenes changes in 2008.  These changes included things like switching to compact fluorescent lighting, incorporating fuel-efficient and low-emission hybrid vehicles into the production fleet, etc.

The cool thing is, I doubt any one of you turned to your couchmate during season 7 and said, “Dude, this show sucks now.  I think Kief’s been cutting carbon.”

The methodology and results of the initiative are actually quite fascinating, and a case study can be found here, at News Corp’s Global Energy Initiative site.

And here’s a message from our sponsor!  Bring it home, Kief:

Good work, 24!  Hopefully, other shows will follow suit.

I’m looking at you, Lost.  Cut it with that mysterious black fog already.  Seriously.  Cut it!

Boop.  Beep.  Boop.  Beep.

24, Season 7, Episode 10, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Haiku

Posted by KAT in 24

February 27th, 2009, 05:19 PM

Today, a special treat for all you Square Eyes readers: a 24 haiku by Mr. Alphonso Michaels, with visuals by artistic director Amanda Zamir. We’re hoping this’ll become a weekly series.

Renee and Jack win

Sean was Dubaku’s vile spy

Tony shady, why?


Can You Smell What Barack Is Cooking?

Posted by KAT in 24, The West Wing

January 22nd, 2009, 10:42 AM

While you were all watching 8 hours of Lost last night, I was doing something useful with my time, namely, EDUCATING MYSELF!

Look at what I learned about politics!  A Japanese company has created an amazing Barack Obama action figure.  WOW!  You know how I feel about action figures, people!

Have you ever seen anything better than this?:

Barack Obama Action Figure

Darth Vader, what are YOU doing here?!

You really need to look at each and every posed shot on the site.  Por ejemplo, what’s this all about?:

Barack Obama Action Figure

Déjeuner sur le concrete!  Snoozin’ on the job already, Barack?  Ha ha hee hee ha!  Or maybe he’s doing sit-ups, using oranges to weigh his legs down.

Man, all these pics of the Barack Lobster with weaponry make me feel like America’s cool new pres is Jack Bauer from 24, if Jack Bauer weren’t creepy and helluv Republican.  Acsh, this doll makes me feel as if 24 married The West Wing and made Barack Obama presidency babies.

I wish that made sense. Thanks to Jenni at BuzzFeed for the tip!

No, Jack Bauer Will NOT Take a Chill Pill

Posted by ERIN in 24

November 20th, 2008, 03:02 PM

The time has come, 24 fans!

For ‘merican audiences, FOX is airing the much-anticipated 24 movie “Redemption” this Sunday, November 23rd at 8pm. It’s been a long time coming and bridges the Season 6 finale with Season 7’s premiere (beginning January ‘09).

How better to start Thanksgiving week than drool over two jam-packed hours of Jack Bauer saving the world again - high-speed car chases, testosterone-fueled fisticuffs and fiery explosions - it’ll be epic! You need something to be thankful for this year? Be thankful that you can leave all the Jack Bauering to Jack Bauer.

Before watching Redemption to get amped for Season 7 of 24, get pumped for Redemption itself by watching this amazing 24 prequel spoof which dares to asks “what if 24 took place during 1994?”

You’d laugh out loud, that’s what.

Redemption, in 24 Days or Less

Posted by KAT in 24

October 30th, 2008, 05:33 PM

Guess what, 24 fans!

24 days until the two-hour season 7 prequel movie, 24: Redemption, airs on FOX.

Yes, 24 DAYS!  UNTIL 24!  If I had the time and enthusiasm to make a promotional 24-branded, 24-day advent calendar, I would.

Check out the new trailer, released this week:

Looks like more Jack Bauer badassery.  I’m not huge on this show, to be honest - it’s too post-9/11 and the ticking clock sound weirds me out - but I agree, Kiefer Sutherland is pretty amazing.

Enjoy, everyone!

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