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Old 04-01-10, 11:28 PM
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'24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Ive seen the first two seasons and thats about it. Which seasons are worth seeing, or which should I skip? Do they have to be seen in order?

Sorry if this has been asked, you cant search this forum for '24'
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

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2
3
7
4
6
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

awesome-- best to worst?
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Without having even seen the show - that is my guess from everything I've heard.
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Season 1: A
Season 2: B+
Season 3: C+ (the 2nd half of the season made up for it)
Season 4: B
Season 5: A-
Season 6: D (The 1st 4 episodes are worth watching)
Season 7: B (Good comeback season highlighted by a certain red head)
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

I would watch in order, but I rank as follows:

Best
5
1
2
7
4
3
6
8
Worst

5 is flawless, but of course 1 was revolutionary. 2 is my favorite.
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

BTW, I just checked Netflix and noticed that alot of FOX shows including 24 are now available for instant streaming. Very cool!
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Indeed, thanks netflix--my chance to catch up on shows Ive always planned on catching.

Thanks for the quick rundown on the seasons!
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Season 1: A
Season 2: B+
Season 3: C- (the 2nd half of the season made up for it)
Season 4: B+
Season 5: A-
Season 6: D- (The 1st 4 episodes are worth watching)
Season 7: B (Good comeback season highlighted by a certain red head)
A slight variation on the grades, but I mostly agree with you DJariya.
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Best to worst:

1
5
2
3
4
7
6

I'd recommend seeing them in order, though.

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Old 04-02-10, 01:14 AM
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

I would watch them in order, kind of dumb to skip around, there are characters/stories that continue through the seasons. I think season 2 is my favorite.
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

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1
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7
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4
6
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Yes, 24 is the type of show you want to watch in order. But to rank them...

2
5
1/7
3
4
8{So far}

Season 6 doesn't deserve to make the list.
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Honestly, just watch them all. It's true that some seasons are not as great as others (Season 6, especially), but the character of Jack Bauer more or less stays consistent. If you enjoy him, you'll want to see them all.
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watch em in order

seasons 1,2,5 are the best of the bunch

i don't know why people dislike s4 so much but i would rank it higher than s3

out of the remainder s7 wins (by a longshot) (gonna rewatch this one on netflix)

season 6 is currently the worst (you may want to skip it all together) It had a total of 5 good episodes; eps 1-4 and episode 17 and the addt'l 19 eps were filler

season 8 sucks badly , and i said that it was on par w/ s6, but TPTB promises that it will get better ...my tally hasn't counted 5 good eps yet, so s6 is beating it so far
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Slight variation on Djaria's list:

Season 1: A+ (fresh original and only marred by an amnesia plot)
Season 2: A- (I don't think you could have asked for more for a sophomore season)
Season 3: C+ (1st half is really weak, but the 2nd half of the season made up for it)
Season 4: D (was believed to be a total abomination, of course that was before season 6)
Season 5: A (Presidential plot starts off rocky, but becomes awesome about halfway through)
Season 6: F (Ponder this: Evil "twin" brother and President Wayne Palmer... nuff said)
Season 7: B+ (Great return to form after season 6)
Season 8: D- (terrible season but at least it doesn't involve Jack's dysfunctional family and has a plausible POTUS unlike 6)

If you don't want to watch them all: Seasons 1-3 need to be watched for continuity. Season 3 wraps up pretty much everything that went on the first three seasons. The rest of the seasons are pretty self-contained, so it would be very possible to skip 4, 6 & 8 and not really miss anything.

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season 8 sucks badly , and i said that it was on par w/ s6, but TPTB promises that it will get better ...my tally hasn't counted 5 good eps yet, so s6 is beating it so far
Sure season 6 had four watchable episodes(which 8 hasn't had yet) but the lowest low of 6:
Spoiler:
Jack's evil "twin" and evil Daddy, illegitimate love child with his sister-in-law, and President Wayne Palmer just bring stupidity in spades that season 8 can't match.

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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

You can see most these lists agree for the most part. But if you like 24, watch it in order, realizing that as you go there may be a bum season along the way. Overall though, especially if you watch them on demand, all of them go very fast.

I think the hardest thing about 24 is that by season 3, you begin to see the "formulas" the writers use. What was once an edge-of-your-seat surprise suddenly becomes expected, taking away a lot of the "whoa element."*

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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

Watch them all, in order.

But... You can stop watching Season 6 after the first five episodes. Nothing else to see there. Proceed directly to Season 7.
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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

I know season 6 sucks except the 1st 4 episodes and maybe 2 or 3 later in the season.

However, after re-thinking it over, you do kind of need to watch it especially since alot of plot elements from season 4 and 5 are carried over (and resolved) and the fact that season 5 ends on a cliffhanger that carries into 6.

They did bring back some actors in season 6 from previous seasons to resolve their plots/characters, but it did feel very forced as the writers just wrote them in because they happened to be available.

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Re: '24' seasons 1-7 on netflix live streaming--please rate them

1: A
2: B-
3: C+
4: C
5: B
6: D-
7: B-
8: Not yet determined, but not good.

Season 1 was the only one I thought was great. It proved very hard to follow. The formula just doesn't hold up when you move on to other seasons.

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I think the first two seasons are the only ones worth watching. Season 3 was alright, and I watched all of Seasons 4 and 5, so those are at least watchable. They totally lost me at the beginning of Season 6 though (I think I may have made it to the 5th or 6th episode). But by Season 4, they already start repeating themselves, and it just gets tiresome after a while.
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1 - Pretty damn good. Has a silly amnesia subplot and Dennis Hopper doing a "Boris & Natasha" accent, though.

2 - Stuff not relating to the Kim Bauer character: Average; Stuff/plots/situations featuring the Kim Bauer character: Abysmal.

3 - Severely underrated.

4 - Divisive among the fans. I'm on the side that likes it.

5 - Fucking Epic. The show at its best.

6 - First four episodes: Amazing. Remaining Twenty: A stinky shitstain.

Redemption - Pretty good because it forced the writers to try something different.

7 - Aaaaaand we're back to the same old formula. This is a BIG step-up from season six, but its now clear that the writers don't have any new ideas.
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Originally Posted by JuryDuty View Post
I think the hardest thing about 24 is that by season 3, you begin to see the "formulas" the writers use. What was once an edge-of-your-seat surprise suddenly becomes expected, taking away a lot of the "whoa element."
I agree 100%. Having seen all of the seasons in order, I always liked the first three the best simply because it was new and exciting to me at the time. I LOVED the show then, but from Season 4 and onward the whole concept started to wear on me. It's still entertaining, but doesn't have that "whoa element" as stated before.

But yeah, Seasons 5 and 7 are pretty good though too.
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I really liked 5pm-6pm

And absolutely hated 6am-7am
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3 is the best by far. 1 and 2 have to be watched, and are very good. 4-7 are a blur of average to terrible, getting worse as it goes on. I honestly can't remember most of season 5 even after reading a plot outline.

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