Twenty Four (a.k.a 24) started its fifth season last night, and it was quite the start to a season. Quite the start. First it's all like "President Palmer is back, and he's as lively as ever", but then it's like "NO HE'S NOT". Then it's like "hey, Michelle is back, and she's lost some weight and she's lookin pretty hot", and then it's all like "NOT ANY MORE". Then Chloe is back and she's skinnier too and having SEX with people, but I don't trust the dude she's porking. Was that a Russian accent he let slip, or does he just suck at talking? That is the genius of 24...it always keeps you guessing.
Then there's Jack Bauer, who has, in less than two hours, managed to kill like 8 people and scar a young boy for life. He hasn't tortured anyone yet, though. Unless you count offering to take a bleeding man to the hospital (but only if he cooperates) torture. And then shoot him in the face instead of taking him, even when he does cooperate. Hmm...ok, maybe he has already engaged in torture.
When you think about it, Jack is an evil, evil man. I think the underlying message of 24 is this: as long as you're doing it "for your country", or "for your bestest friend", horrific acts of violence, torture, and general badassery are completely justified.
On a related note, it seems like Kiefer Sutherland's voice is everywhere...car commercials, computer commercials, cartoons, video games, etc. His unique voice, however, isn't so much talking as it is controlled growling. In celebration of this fact, I have created a picture of Kiefer as a lion: