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Monday, February 19, 2007 |
( 2/19/2007 11:14:00 AM ) Bill S.
MUST'VE BEEN BUDGET CUTS, YEAH, THAT'S IT: BUDGET CUTS! – Got to finally watch the full two-hour 24 this weekend: a lotta groaners this time out, but the one that had me yelling back at the teevee was the bit where Evil Daddy James Cromwell calls his underlings from within CTU to set an ambush up for our hero Jack Bauer. C'mon, writers, CTU had a poison gas attack within this very building just last season – are we supposed to believe there isn't beefed-up electronic security all over the place now? The show's writers even draw attention to this stretch by later giving us a scene wherein Duplicitous Presidential Advisor Peter MacNicol has a clandestine storeroom meeting with the even-more-weasel-like Chad Lowe and has the presence of mind to ask Chad, "Is it safe to talk here?" I think my capacity for escapist credulity just broke for good . . .