I have to disagree whole-heartedly with RichySimpo... in the sense that, you don't really have to start with Season 1 to get a feel for 24.
I was a late bloomer, who started with... wait for it... season 6 !!!!!
Yep, SIX.!!! Why??
Well, '24' was out at a time when our TV screens were also getting pummeled with the likes of Lost, and the then up-&-coming Heroes, and other U.S. series which seemed to ooze from the U.S.A.!! ...and faced with what I saw on Lost, and the unbelievability of it (surviving that long without foods... fat guy never loses weight in weeks, etc), i'd wrongly 'assumed' that 24 was gonna be another gung-ho, American, look-at-us-we're-the-big-heroes type of shoot 'em up's.......... but, BOY, was I ever wrong!!!
I'd seen the "24: Redemption" advertised recently, and I have to admit (whether due to PR, Marketing...???) I was intrigued; and, as luck would have it, Sky One were showing all of Season 6, from 6am to 6am..... yup, 24hrs of '24'. So I taped it on my V+ box, and cue me vegging out for a couple of days being drip-fed the CTU saga. So when Ieventually got to see the '24: Redemption' 2hr special, I sooo wanted to see it all from the kick-off.... and that, my fellow, would-be 'agents', is why I've bought this luvverly box-set.
OK, so I won't veg-out so much this time -- even though I'd love to.... and so what if I can see what's gonna happen by the write-up on the back of the box / dvd's..... that won't make it any less enticing to watch -- in fact, it'll make me tingle in anticipation of how, where, which, why, what, whom..... and yeah, yeah, so maybe I can predict some of the things around the corner... much like most films or TV dramas when you get to see it through EVERY characters eyes... thats easy... but you have to put yourself into the main characters shoes, and imagine how THEY'D feel given those circumstances.. and what THEY might do...... not coz YOU KNOW what everyone else is doing / has done!
But believe me, I'm going to enjoy this ride right through until the final credits.... and then continue the ride when Season 7 starts at the end of Jan.'09.
As a wannabe Actor, this is the type of stuff that makes me press on until I get the right role for myself one day...... coz u never know!
I AM Jack Bauer!!