’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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Follow-Up: Did The New Fall Shows Deliver?

Holy moly where did the time go? We’re over halfway through October now and the fall TV season is in full swing. Back in September, I wrote a post highlighting five shows premiering this fall that seemed promising to me. Now that each of those shows has premiered and aired multiple episodes I figured now would be a perfect time to let you know what I thought about each of them. Check it out!

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