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August 28, 2006

"24" Wins Emmys... Only After Season Featuring A President Ordering Terrorist Attacks Against His Own Country

Yes, I question the timing.

Kiefer Sutherland always comes through in the end on "24." After years of being snubbed, the actor and series were finally victorious at the Emmy Awards, too.

The Fox show won for drama series at the Sunday night ceremony and Sutherland earned his first trophy as best actor in a drama series for playing counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer.


It took five seasons for "24" to be rewarded in the major Emmy categories. The show also collected a directing Emmy.

The article mentions that rules-changes -- appointing "blue-ribbon panels" to vote for for winners -- were intended to get shows more deserving of wins to actually win, rather than a bunch of alte kachers just voting for the sitcom equivalent of Jethro Tull because they've heard of them.

And yet it still seems strange to me. For four seasons, Jack Bauer battled foreign terrorists, and went unrewarded for his efforts.

In the fifth season, he battles the President of the United States, a venal, weak man who facially looks like a cross between Richard Nixon and George Bush, who is actually ordering terrorist attacks on his own country in order to secure the Holy Grail of liberal conspiracy theories, the "Trans-Caspian pipeline" of which we've heard so much.

And then came the ultimate liberal fantasy-- the arrest of the President by the feds for treason, murder, and terrorism.

And now come the accolades.

Eh. Whatever.

To be honest, I just really don't get the appeal of this show.

Farewell, Deadwood: The show's run ended last night, but there'll be a couple of two hour movies to wrap things up in 18 months or so. Long wait on that.

Dean Barnett says goodbye to the show, and notes that many of the main characters were real people. I had no idea. Sure, I knew that Wild Bill Hickock, Charlie Otter, and Calamity Jane were real, but I assumed the rest were complete inventions.

Nope. He's got a link to the hotel established by Deadwood's real first sheriff, Seth Bullock. And it's still standing.

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posted by Ace at 02:30 PM

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