I am new to 24. I watched the first season and enjoyed it, but I gave up during the second. I found the daughter really irritating, and also that woman who worked for Jack but then went bad. Plus I don't like all the blood and guts. But my husband kept on watching and raving about it, so I decided to give it another try this season. I was hearing nothing but good stuff about it on the radio.
The first night was okay. Not as spectacular as I expected. I did manage a 15 minute snooze when the kid who had to deliver the package shot the neighbour guy (my husband told me later). The snooze was real but could be put down to a couple of glasses of wine before dinner - not used to the alcohol since I went back on the low-carb diet. Still, I didn't feel like I missed much and I did enjoy the snooze.
But last night the whole thing fell apart for me. In order for the bad guys' plan to work, the president has to decide to release 100+ other terrorists. No president would do this. Especially since the threat at the time he makes the decision is merely a few suicide bombs. He doesn't even know about the suitcase bomb. Of course the president does make plans to release the terrorists - against the judgement of his advisors. So unless there's a twist and the president turns out to be a bad guy too, the show doesn't make any sense to me.