24 fans will love it; others should start with Series 1
24 - Season 5 review
31st December 2006
I am a huge fan of 24 and if you haven't seen any series then stop reading now, clear 1 hour (that's all it takes to get you hooked) and start with series 1 immediately.
Series 5 lacked some of the things that made series 1 and 2 so good, notably the ability to twist your emotions about a character round 180 degrees; the attempt at interesting female characters; etc. It also - er - lacks my favourite character, and has a little too much 'bureaucracy as evil' plot turns. But it has plenty of thrills/spills, and its cliff-hangers, its villains, its finale are among the very best. 24 fans will be on the well-worn edge of their seats.