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24 30 Day '24' Challenge

jlhfan624 posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:29AM
I better not be the only person to do this!! Basically you just do one question a day and post your answer in the forum. But do them in order, etc.

Day 1: How did you come about being a fan?
Day 2: Favorite season
Day 3: Favorite male character
Day 4: Favorite female character
Day 5: Favorite season finale
Day 6: Best WTF?! moment
Day 7: What did you think of 24: Redemption?
Day 8: Favorite episode
Day 9: What 24 dvd's do you own?
Day 10: Aside from dvd's, do you own any other 24 merchandise?
Day 11: Most emotional moment
Day 12: What season had the best score?
Day 13: Favorite couple
Day 14: Jack's best woman
Day 15: Favorite duo
Day 16: Favorite villain
Day 17: Favorite minor character
Day 18: Least favorite character
Day 19: Unpopular opinion
Day 20: Favorite subplot
Day 21: Jack's most badass moment
Day 22: What are your 24 movie wishes?
Day 23: Favorite actor/actress to appear on the show
Day 24: Favorite quote
Day 25: Was the series finale everything you hoped/expected it to be? Why/why not?
Day 26: Where does 24 rank in your favorite shows of all-time?
Day 27: Least favorite subplot
Day 28: Something you would have changed
Day 29: Best use of the silent clock
Day 30: When the franchise is over for good, how should it end? Jack dead or happy?
I better not be the only person to do this!! Basically you just do one question a day and post your a
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over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
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Day 6: Best WTF?! moment

There's many. When I was first making this challenge, I actually had a question for 'best WTF?! moment' from each season but then I thought that focused too much so I reduced it to one. This was the most difficult one for me yet because well, it's 24. It thrives on WTF-ing the audience. Ultimately I went with the White House attack. HOW. HOW DO YOU GO INTO THE WHITE HOUSE...GUNS. BLAZING. HOW. That was just one area of the show they had never gone before, not like that and it was just SO good. To have Tony Todd being the BAMF in charge made it even better!

Honorable Mentions
- Nina's reveal (I actually originally picked this one because it was my first big WTF?! moment, and I learned from then on never to be shocked by anything)
- Chappelle's sacrifice

David's death was a HUGE WTF?! moment, but it's not good. I'm still traumatized by it and will forever remember my reaction.
Day 6: <b>Best WTF?! moment</b><br />
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There's many. When I was first making this challenge, I
over a year ago PotterForever said…
Day 5: Favorite Season Finalle

I have to agree with you guys about the last episode of Day 4, it was great and that final scene between Jack and David before Jack walks off into the sunrise is one of my favorite 24 moments. Having said that for favorite season finalle, I'd have to give the nod to Day 1. It's my favorite episode of 24 in general, and that episode is the reason 24 is 24. If Jack's wife hadn't died he would have been a compleatly different person in later seasons. I also love Jack taking on the Drazens (one of my favorite Jack moments) I also love David losing his temper at Sherry and asking for a divorce (something they had been building toward throught the day) In general I thought it was the most epic of the finalles.

My finalle rankings: 1, 4, 5, 2, 8, 3, 7, 6
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
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Dude, you are spot on about the season 1 finale! Probably my #2!
over a year ago HuddyJoy0524 said…
Day 6: Best WTF?! Moment

Alright. This one, as much as I wanted to narrow it down to one, could not be done. It's forever a permanent tie between "It's Yelena" and "It's Logan." Both moments literally hit you out of nowhere and have repercussions that affect EVERYTHING. I mean, look at Nina. She was mentioned in virtually every season from there on out and Logan played a major role in seasons 6 and 8 as well.

Plus, both characters are SO 3-D! Some of the other "moles" *cough* Dana *cough* were very not complex so the emotions don't ride with you as well. I'm big on characters and character development so that's important to me.
over a year ago fanfly said…
Day 6: Best WTF?! Moment

Nina's big reveal took me completely off guard. The first WTF, still one of the best. Second place for me would be Tony's alive?!?!
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
Day 7: What did you think of 24: Redemption?

Well I loved it! Duh! It was the perfect prequel to an incredible season! It was bad enough having to wait months in between seasons of 24 and then that stupid writer's strike happened and there was like 18 months of NO NEW 24! It was like I was living in 24 world (because y'know most of the "days" take place within 18 months of each other). But the demand was high enough and 24 people love us fans so they gave us this wonderful prequel movie. The scenery was beautiful, the action still above average, and Jack...oh, Jack. I've never seen him look so sexy in my life. I also really loved the transitioning of a new President and having Noah still be the one in charge. CONTINUITY, YOU GUYS HAS IT.
Day 7: <b>What did you think of 24: Redemption?</b><br />
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Well I loved it! Duh! It was the per
over a year ago PotterForever said…
Day 6: Best WTF?! Moment

In 24 there have been many. Several per season in fact. My best WTF?! moment would have to be the Logan reveal. That was a HUGE WTF?! moment for me. Especially considering how weak and inept his character was portrayed previously, you'd never suspect him.

The runners up for this one would be the Nina reveal, and David's death.
over a year ago HuddyJoy0524 said…
Day 7: What did you think of 24: Redemption?

I would have to say that overall, I liked it. I really liked the fact that we got introduced to Allison's character early, as well as had Noah handing it over to her. We got to see the actual regime changing which was really cool. I also love Jon Voight and that he appeared in it sort of as a prequel to his part later on in season 7.
I didn't however, like the use of the silent clock. By using it there they were setting themselves up for overkill (I think after season 6 it did get over killed) and I was a bit bummed that some of the favorites like Chloe and Bill weren't there.

But it was still well made (in Africa! 0_o) and a nice way to quench all our 24 obsessions until season 7 came back :)
over a year ago fanfly said…
Day 7: What did you think of 24: Redemption?

Because I was late in discovering 24, I didn't experience the gap between seasons and I actually watched Redemption after I'd already seen S7. I thought it was good but it felt abbreviated and incomplete. Which is the idea I guess, seeing as how it's just a teaser before S7. I'm not sure I liked the real time effect here because in movie format that doesn't give you a lot of time to tell a story. However, the setting was gorgeous and the idea of Jack wandering the world/sacrificing his freedom for those kids is a good one. It was great to see Tom Lennox one last time before the new regime took over. In conclusion, taken on it's own it's a very dissatisfying movie. Watched in conjunction with the show, as it's meant to be, it's a good bridge between the seasons.
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
Day 8: Favorite episode

Oh this is easy! Season 2, Episode 15 hands down! Everything about it is perfect and it contained everything in it that I just love about the show. The buildup to the last 5 minutes or so was pitch perfect. Jack & Kim’s conversation was so touching. Their relationship is the heart of the show for me, and it was so nice hearing how Kim really felt about her dad after she had been treating him. They broke my heart in that scene. And when Mason shows up on the plane and gives Jack the greatest speech ever about how he’s had a death wish since Teri died and he needs to forgive himself for it and be with his daughter, that just sealed the deal. That scene just gave so much insight to both characters and it was just great.

And then the final moments happen. George crashes the plane and David & Kim are both shown watching it emotionally and the music playing is just perfect.

Well yeah, I love it. My favorite episode of anything, ever.

Honorable Mentions:
- 5x01
- 6x01
- 4x24
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Day 8: <b>Favorite episode</b><br />
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Oh this is easy! Season 2, Episode 15 hands down! Everyth
over a year ago PotterForever said…
Day 7: What did you think of 24: Redemption

I felt it was a good "bridge" between 6 and 7. We got to see characters from season 6 one last time (Lennix and Daniels) And we were introduced to sevearal season 7 characters (Taylor, Henry, Dubaku ect.) I also really loved the ending, with Jack handing himself over to save the kids. Jack wanted to remain on the run, his freedom was the last thing he had left, but he sacrafced it so the kids wouldn't be captured by Juma's people and forced into their army. As we know Jack would sacrafce his freedom for the innocent kids, and I think that's one of the things that makes his character so great. He kills people and he's vicious, but he's a good person; he would never put his needs over the needs of others. I also enjoyed the character Carl Benton and Taylor's innauguration. It was a good movie (though perhaps not as good as the series) and did a great job of setting up season 7.
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
There's so much more to Jack that casual fans of the show don't see. On the surface, he's just a BAMF who will do whatever it takes to get the results he wants. But his hardcore fans are the only ones who see the other sides of him. I love that it's like a secret or something. The 24 writers & Kiefer are like 'Hey, if you guys can find this secret side to Jack, then you're awesome.'
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over a year ago PotterForever said…
^ Yeah there are so many dementions to his character. And you're right casual fans of the show wouldn't see the other side of him.
over a year ago HuddyJoy0524 said…
Hehehehehe. I love being in on secrets. Especially secrets about Jack :) Ok, that sounded dirty but you get my drift :p

Day 8: Favorite Episode
Once again, an easy choice and I think overkill on my part about explaining but I'll go with :) Season 5, episode 10 which I have officially dubbed "The Motorcade Episode."

Basically, in this episode Martha Logan gets into the motorcade with the Suvarovs, and Audrey, Chloe, and Edgar are dealing with Lynn McGill back at CTU who has pretty much lost it. I love both aspects of the episode because it brings out the true nature of ALL of these characters. People like Edgar and Curtis, who normally stick by the books, show how courageous they are deep down by standing up to Lynn and risking everything. We get some adorable Chloe/Edgar moments as well. And it's so rewarding to see get Bill reinstated because, well, he is the rightful head of CTU. Plus he's a BAMF.
And then we've got Jack going after Henderson and we get to see some of their back story and how that relationship is going to pan out. Jack does THE BEST escape ever from Henderson's bomb (under the floor?! What the hell?! Who thinks of that? Oh yeah, JACK BAUER) and he starts tailing Henderson....ahhh good stuff.

Then, of course, we get the kickass intense scene with Aaron going "TURN THE MOTORCADE AROUND!!!" And then the Russians attacking them anyway and you're sitting in front of the tv in a little ball going "OMG WTF WTF WTF AGGLYOYTRRNG What's going to happen?! OMG!"
(Or...that coulda just been me....) But anyways, we get some cute little Aaron/Martha moments as well. I love both of their characters so that was nice :)

AND most importantly, it was the episode that got me hooked to the show, so it holds a special place in my heart <3
Hehehehehe. I love being in on secrets. Especially secrets about Jack :) Ok, that sounded dirty but y
over a year ago fanfly said…
Day 8: Favourite episode

Umm...how am I supposed to choose?!

I love the ones Heather and HJ mention, for the reasons that they talk about. But let's see...I think one of my top favourites is 7x04 "11AM-12PM". The scenes between Jack and Tony are beyond intense and the way in which Tony revealed to Jack that he was undercover was awesome. When Bill answered that call I was like yes! And then Chloe vs Janis as Jack and Tony make their escape from FBI HQ is just cool. I love the idea of them all working outside the system with no backup and minimal resources.
over a year ago PotterForever said…
Day 8: Favorite episode

The last episode of season one. Like I said before, the events of this episode make Jack who he is in later seasons. Also I love the fight between Jack and the Drazens. Some of my favorite Jack action all series.
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
Day 9: What 24 dvd's do you own?

Every single one. Purchased the day they came out too of course. Don’t have the Special Edition S1 box yet though. Somebody will buy it for me eventually.
Day 9: <b>What 24 dvd's do you own?</b><br />
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Every single one. Purchased the day they came ou
over a year ago HuddyJoy0524 said…
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Tonight, i leave for Dublin (WOOT! :) and will be gone until buttcrack of dawn early Tuesday morning. So Imma go ahead and combine days 9 and 10 and then catch up the rest when i get back :)

Day 9 and 10: What 24 DVD's do you own and aside from DVD's do you own any other 24 merchandise?

I own every single season plus Redemption. There is no question about that! I have to have them all. I am VERY protective of them, especially because Seasons 1-4 are still in box set form and starting to show wear (seasons 2 and 3, definitely. its freaking me out). Don't remember which season I got first...I think it was 1 :)

Other merchandise?
3 t-shirts: One that says Jack Bauer for president, one that says David Palmer for president, and one that says "Think you know whats going to happen?" on the front and "You don't know Jack!" on the back.
Trading cards: They are from seasons 1&4. My mom found them for me awhile ago...but she couldn't find any other seasons. Weird. But the cards are really cool!
3 calendars: From 2007, 2008, and 2009. My favorite calendar was the 2007 one. It had Martha Logan on my birthday month :)
24 Magazines I own every edition of the 24 magazine and keep them in a big binder altogether. I also have a bunch of other random magazines with Kiefer on the cover for 24 or just Kiefer related advertising.
7 Books: I own that really cool "24: Behind the Scenes" book that talks about special effects and stuff and comes with a CD. I also have the companion books from Days 1&2, 3&4, 5, and 6, I have the "Ultimate Guide" which talks about all the characters (this ones my favorite), and "Jack Bauer's having a Bad Day" a book that discusses how one can learn spiritual lessons from each hour of Day 1.
2 Games: I have the 24 DVD Board Game and 24: Clue.

Then, of course, I have about 15 collages that i made personally about different characters for my subject binders in high school.
over a year ago fanfly said…
^Wow! What an awesome collection. The shirts especially sound cool.

Day 9: What 24 dvd's do you own?

I have all 8 seasons and Redemption. Most of them aren't exactly pretty because I got them extra cheap at Big Lots, previously viewed. But I still love them!
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over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
Day 10: Aside from dvd's, do you own any other 24 merchandise?

Well…

- 24 Countdown Game
- CTU Undercover Game
- 24 Clue
- Seasons 1-3 Soundtrack
- 24 Ultimate Guide
- Behind the Scenes (book)
- CTU Handbook
- Seasons 1/2, 3/4, 5 & 6 Companions
- CTU t-shirt
- “If you don’t watch 24, you don’t know Jack” t-shirt
- 24 hoodie
- Kiefer Sutherland biography
- Findings at CTU (book)
- Every issue of the 24 magazine
- About 20 various magazines with 24/Kiefer on the cover or in a big article

It’s actually not that much, and I feel like a bad fan because I don’t have more. :(
Day 10: <b>Aside from dvd's, do you own any other 24 merchandise?</b><br />
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Well…<br />
<br
over a year ago PotterForever said…
Day 9: What 24 DVDs do you own?

I have all eight seasons plus Redemption. Most of them I got as gifts, although some I bought.
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
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The next day is going to be difficult for me...
over a year ago PotterForever said…
Day 10: Aside from DVDs, do you own any other 24 merchandise?

Um.....I feel like a bad fan for saying this, but no I actually don't. I've been wanting to get the game for a while but I haven't gotten around to it...
over a year ago jlhfan624 said…
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Day 11: Most emotional moment

Well, the time I got most emotional during 24 was when it ended because when you are with something for about 10 years and it just leaves you suddenly, a little part of you dies. And a MAJOR part of me died when 24 ended. I couldn’t handle it. It was like I had lost a loved one. But since the question is regarding a specific moment, it would have to be in 5x12. I think you all know what I’m talking about…

Let’s all just take a moment and silently mourn.
Day 11: <b>Most emotional moment</b><br />
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Well, the time I got most emotional during 24 was w
over a year ago fanfly said…
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Day 10: Aside from dvd's, do you own any other 24 merchandise?

As of yet, all I have is the 24 Soundtrack for Seasons 4&5 :(
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