24 Season 8 Recap LIVE: A Rewatch of 24’s 8th Season


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Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler look back at 24 Season 8 to prepare for 24: Live Another Day on Monday, May 5th. In this episode, Rob and Josh discuss:

  • Now that the 24 Rewatch is complete, how does Josh feel about the series as a complete piece of work?
  • More than any other season, why was Josh the most surprised by Day 8. Why?
  • Josh understands Season Eight’s bad reputation, but believes there’s a unique way of looking at it that makes it very enjoyable. What’s the secret to loving Day 8?
  • What’s the story of Season Eight? How does Jack Bauer come back into the fold for one (almost) final bad day?
  • Season Eight takes place in New York City. As native New Yorkers, how do Rob and Josh feel about the setting?
  • What do the guys think of the new and quasi-improved Counter Terrorist Unit, and what do they think of the staff?
  • Is Freddie Prinze Jr. the worst stunt-casting in 24 history?
  • As Dana Walsh, is Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica”) basically just the worst of Kim Bauer meets the worst of Nina Myers?
  • Season Eight introduces President Omar Hassan, played by Anil Kapoor of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame. Why is he one of the weirdest 24 characters ever? Are the guys aware of the Indian 24?
  • Renee Walker comes back for the final season. What’s her story?
  • President Logan returns! What’s his story?
  • After Renee dies, Bauer goes on a killing spree. Do Rob and Josh buy into Jack’s rampage? After all these terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad days, was Bauer destined for a psychotic break?
  • Season Eight ends with Jack Bauer as a fugitive from justice. What do the guys think about that ending? At the time, did it feel like the right way to close 24?
  • How will the ending of Season Eight lead us into 24: Live Another Day?
  • For Our final Kim Bauer update. What’s up with Kim this season?
  • What’s Bauer’s most badass move of the day?
  • Who is this season’s MVP? LVP?
  • What are Josh’s final power-rankings of the 24 seasons?
  • Now that the rewatch is over, what are the main takeaways from binge-watching 24 in its entirety? Does Josh still love the show as much as he did when it was on?
  • How excited are we for 24: Live Another Day?

Join Rob and Josh later this week as the guys preview the upcoming TV Event, 24: Live Another Day.

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