ANGRY I agree on all your points. I watch the last few seasons with my daughter, it's kinda our show
How the hell could the writers put the ex-pres brother as a the new elected president ? He has the posture of the hunchback on Notre Dame. Every decision he has made was similar to what a person would do who is being picked on by a bully constantly. Then of course there is the so-called side story of their way to get at the patriot act. That dumb phsyco sister, how lame is that. Put the nobel peace prize on her chest and get on with the season, geez. How realistic is little sis calling her big brother, in the middle of bombs going off left and right and an eminent nuke going off somewhere in LA. My boyfriend is in jail and he's innocent, bla, bla, bla. Put a sock in it
Honestly, after the first 2 hours Sunday, I easily predicted a nuke would go off the next two hours, probably right at the end and I also predicted Jack would have to kill Curtis, it was telegraphed to us all. Now I don't think I'm anything special but if it was that easy for me to figure out, thousands of others must have as well. That's about all the negative stuff, I was still at the edge of my seat and wish I had a few bowls of popcorn to eat during the show but was too lazy, (tired) to get up and make it
How did I know it was going to be a nuke set off in hour four ? There were two major clues. That box that the kid was to deliver, turned out to be money to buy what was referred to as the "component", this was before the friendly terrorist (Dr. Bashir from Deepspace 9) told Jack the plans were for a suitcase nuke. The 2nd thing, was the previews of the show, they showed such a terrifying look on Jack's face. Because of his acting, he gave it away. Nothing else would terrify Jack more, he's seen it all. Then I knew for sure, when another tactical unit was sent in to the warehouse where the "component"
Oh I thought of one more thing that was stupid. When they homed in on the train bomb handler to the storage facility. All those crates of C4 then they explode. Geez the amount of C4 there would have taken out the entire city block but it didn't even knock any walls down. In other words the effects vs reality were not very good. Look like a little gasoline explosion, not 24 boxes of C4 going up. I thought that was lame.
Getting back to the dumbass presiwimp. I'm not a Hollywood script writer but I can guarantee you, if I had read this script I would have suggested changes immediately. The second the president decided to release the captured terrorists, I had this "what the hell ?" look on my face the rest of the night.