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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 |
( 1/13/2009 07:23:00 AM ) Bill S.
THE OLD GUN IN THE WOUND TRICK: Caught the first four hours of this season's 24: perhaps it's just me, but the frantic goings on seem a little rote this time, too obviously indebted to other movies (e.g., the second Die Hard) and too overly concerned with justifying its own over-the-top pulp impulses. Are we supposed to accept Kurtwood Smith, of all people, as a grandstanding senator condemning Jack Bauer's use of harsh interrogation tactics? Red freaking Foreman? Surely, you jest.
I did enjoy the sequence where Jeanene Garofalo's F.B.I.computer wiz gets into a computer fight with Mary Lynn Rajskub's Chloe. Dueling grrl geeks –- now that's hot . . .