Season six of 24 burned me. It burned me bad. As the writers shoved more and more mediocrity in front of the camera as the season progressed, there were times when I was positive that at any given moment, I would be fed up with one of my favorite shows for good.
But I'll be damned if this doesn't get me giddy with anticipation:
Sure, with the WGA strike, the premiere of this episode could easily be a year or more away, but the mere thought of 24 being good again gets me all a-twitter.
Everything I've seen of Season 7 thus far looks promising. After seeing the wreckage that Season 6 caused, the writers have apparently razed the ground and started rebuilding brick by brick. Gone is CTU - once a staple of the series, but recently it had become a burden on the show and the boring office politics/romance subplots made that painstakingly obvious.
I am also excited about the return of Tony Almeida. His unceremonious death was one of the few things completely wrong with Season 5. Certainly there'll need to be a little bit of tap-dancing to explain why the guy's not six feet under, but in my opinion it's far easier to explain than a resurrection of, say, David Palmer.
I am hoping - nay, praying - that everyone involved can pull this off. If not, I fear it may spell the end of Jack Bauer's adventures for good.
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