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By John McCullough

ISBN-10: 0814338674

ISBN-13: 9780814338674

For 8 seasons among 2001 and 2010, Fox’s 24 garnered severe accolades and have become probably the most watched and mentioned indicates in primetime. In an leading edge premise, the show’s hour-long episodes have been intended to symbolize a real-time hour of the tale, in order that every one twenty-four-episode season depicts a unmarried day within the lifetime of its characters. Influential as a well-liked hit, 24 used to be additionally heavily associated with the “culture of worry” that ruled the post-9/11 interval. during this insightful examine, writer John McCullough demonstrates that the sequence used to be not just exact and trendsetting, but in addition a fancy artistic reaction to its ancient context.

In 3 chapters, McCullough appears to be like at 24’s shape, sort, and overarching subject matters and meanings. He argues that even though the sequence is pushed by way of the political and cultural shifts as a result of the struggle on Terror, it's in many instances out of step with genuine background. utilizing Linda Williams’s contrast among the melodramatic mode and melodrama as a style, McCullough explores 24’s use of the action-adventure and undercover agent mystery types with specific recognition paid to the sequence’ hero, Jack Bauer, who's depicted as a sad hero forever looking for a go back to innocence. eventually, McCullough reveals that the sequence’ contrast lies much less in its trustworthy new edition of the heritage of the WOT than in its evocation of the experience of crises and paranoia that outlined the interval. McCullough additionally analyzes 24 as a reaction to tv tradition within the “post-network” age, characterised by means of fact TV’s populist attraction and visceral content material, at the one hand, and complex boutique cable programming (“quality TV”), at the different.

McCullough demonstrates that 24 engaged not just with the main urgent problems with global historical past and the geopolitics of its time, together with terrrorism, neoliberalism, and the kingdom of exception, yet, at the power of its shape and magnificence, additionally represents major international developments in tv tradition. fanatics of the convey and media historical past students will have fun with this thorough study.

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