Friday, June 02, 2006

24, the summer season

Mike, Joy, Lisette and I watched the final episode of 24 tonight. Yes, we were running a little behind. Afterwards, a discussion ensued, and Joy came up with a genius thought.

Joy: We should just have a season where Jack sits on a beach and orders mojitos. ‘Previously on 24…’
Mike: And then ‘Next week on 24…’ you see Jack ordering more mojitos.
Paul: Some of the hours would have to be censored. Jack on a beach with Audrey…
Joy: Due to graphic content, viewer discretion is advised.
Mike: That episode would be pay-per-view or something.

Granted, this season’s cliffhanger is not as well suited for 24 hours of relaxation as previous seasons, but I think an internet-only low-key 24 would be awesome. Think of how it could start. 7:00 am – 8:00 am, everyone is sleeping.

Joy: They can show the 4-way split screen, and everyone’s just sleeping. Jack, Cloe, Curtis, Bill – sleeping.
Mike: The cliffhanger can be the alarms going off.
Joy: No. One of the alarms goes off and you don’t know which one. Who’s going to wake up???!

The discussion continued like this for quite a while, and we realized 24, The Summer Season, could be packed with suspense.

Mike: Trees could be rustling.
Lisette: So they all order the same drink, and the bartender screws up a drink.
Paul: Maybe Jack could have a bad burrito, and we could see how strong he really is.
Mike: Jack is napping, rolls over in bed, and the camera pans to … NOTHING!

You get the idea.


At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Later in the morning, it shows one of the characters (maybe Jack) walking barefooted on the beach. A crab is approaching from behind without being noticed. Then a close up on the crab and it says "I pinch".

At 3:55 PM, Blogger paul said...



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