Monday, May 22, 2006

Twenty four hours.

Curtis, Hook, Dicken/Albrecht/Sumner, and Morris on their brilliant sophomore effort, Closer, provide the classic soundtrack to one of the greatest TV series ever: 24, season 5, a quarter century early. My immediate response to the two hour finale: any serious discussion of the greatest TV series at their absolute peak must NOW include the current 24.

Other contenders:
M*A*S*H, The Prisoner, The Sopranos, Yes, Minister, Bob Newhart, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Wiseguy, and I Love Lucy, imho.
This year 24 avoided the pitfalls of dead end plots. Somehow everything tied directly into the main Jack Bauer-driven plot. And we knew the inscrutable "Chinese" from last season were not to be too quickly forgotten!

1 comment:

bulb said...

D'oh.

Frasier
If only for the "Antiques Roadshow as Drinking Game" episode!

And L.A. Law
The exit by death in an empty elevator shaft will never be topped!

And Magnum
Too easy to underrate this one, and love the nice medium-boiled voiceover narration by Selleck.