’24: Legacy’ Is More Of The Same, Just Without Jack To Anchor It

It’s second verse, same as the first from this reboot of the classic series.

Nostalgia is a powerful force. We are naturally attracted to the familiar; it brings us a sense of comfort. So it’s no wonder that the entertainment industry traffics in nostalgia. Hollywood is built on sequels and remakes because they belong to pre-sold properties. They have to work less to get people to see/watch them. The TV industry is no different.

Revivals have become quite the trend in recent years with shows like Gilmore GirlsThe X-Files and Heroes all coming back after multiple years off the air. The reception for this revivals has been mixed at best. If anything this practice has proven how hard it is to recapture the magic that a show had while it was on the air. In the case of 24: Legacy, we get a new cast transplanted into the same stories that the original told nine times over between 2001-2010 (and a miniseries in 2014). While this reboot shows signs of bringing new perspectives to the old 24 model, the three episodes I’ve seen suggest this new incarnation is simply more of the same.

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Fall Preview: Five new shows to keep on your radar

Well, folks, summer 2016 is all but behind us at this point. September is here and that means a great many things like school, the US open, and the return of college football! But more important than those things (oh yes, I’m going there) is the return of fall TV! Yes with every September comes a new crop of TV shows, most of which will be canceled so fast you’re liable to have commitment issues for the rest of your life. So which ones should you watch? Here are five shows who’s trailers, premises, cast, and creative talent impressed me enough to get a spot on my watch list:

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