24 hour addiction
Thanks to the brilliance of Netflix, I’ve had a steady stream of Fox’s 24. An action packed thriller about a day in the life of CTU (counter terrorist unit) rogue agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). The catch of the show is that everything runs in real time so a whole season is just one 24 hour day.
I take extreme satisfaction watching Jack running around and basically opening a barrel full of whoop-ass on anyone standing in his way. For example, in the first hour of season 2, Jack shoots a criminal known for kiddie porn in cold blood and chops his head off to use as a bargaining tool to covertly get into a group of thugs, so he can get some leads to finding a nuclear bomb set to go off in LA within the day. I know work at Ghostbot can be stressful, but I usually spend my first hour of the work day looking through blogs and gomer news.
The real time element of the show adds this crazy tension to the already compelling plot. Now things get a little outlandish from time to time (there are cougars at one point!) but it’s some exciting TV and a real good show to binge on, especially since you can watch the first 3 seasons on Netflix or your nearest video store.