GIVE ME THE LOCATION OF THE BOMB!!!!
I haven't got TIME to follow procedure, dammit!!!!!
And then cut to Jack shooting someone.
Insert clock ticking.
That about sum it up?
I watched the first season when it was a novel concept and like most novel concepts, for me, once the novelty wore off, it wasn't all that interesting. It just became the newest version of the Republic serial (much like Prison Break -- although I prefer Prison Break, myself).
That's not to say it doesn't offer actors the opportunity to show their chops, but I do think that, generally speaking, the concept of "Uh oh! Another terrorist plot and Jack Bauer has ONLY TWENTY-FOUR HOURS to save the day!!!" gets a little goofy after a while. I mean, hell, there were only 4 Die Hard movies, and they sucked after the second one (which I actually like).
I welcome the opportunity for another dramatic series. Although this probably just paves the way for some American Idol clone.
I suppose it's better than the days when Fox used to show nothing but "When Fox Film Crews Attack."