Is it a bird… is it a plane… No, it’s a couple of cousins, an airport stair lift car, a strange grown up little boy with a hook for a hand… and Jack Bauer!
So this may not be quite the caliber of news that I usually draw attention and give some comment to on a Tuesday but these two pieces of media made me quite happy and so I thought I would share. Both relate to a very specific audience and both definitely have their detractors. There is probably quite a range of Love vs. Love to hate and that’s okay.
But this week the news came out that Keifer Sutherland is going to be reprising his role as Jack Bauer in the genre-breaking action series 24, this time with the tagline ‘Live Another Day’ and I could not be more excited. Yes, series 1 was the best ever and it never fully regained the quality and brilliance although it did come close at times, but ah man, I just loved it. Forgave it all its over the top ridiculousness at times and just sat on the edge of my seat in session of 4, 5, and 9 episodes at a time as each new cliffhanger would inevitably bring out the necessary, “Just one more!” Jack is back!
And even more as equally exciting is the news which has been going around for a while of a new Arrested Development series, but this time with an accompanying trailer and if you have never watched AD then I would recommend skipping the trailer [and finding AD series 1 to 3 and catching up and then watching the trailer] as you won’t get it, but if you have watched and are a fan then elements of this will blow you away, notably the last line where Michael Bluth [Jason Bateman] is speaking to a car hire guy who says to him: “Now with this car you might get some stares.” To which Michael, without missing a beat, obviously casually replies, “I’m used to a car with some stairs.” So check it out. Worth going out and getting a Netflix account just for that, unless like us you already have one.
So without bashing the one you don’t like [unless you feel really really strongly about it and then go for it!] which bit of news excites you more and what is one of your favourite elements from either show? Could it be this or maybe this, or of course if you’re a true die-hard there would be no surprises if it was this?