Thursday, June 20, 2019

"24": Why was the Jack Bauer Hour Canceled?

*Note by Conservative Wordsmith Susan Baldwin: 

The article you are reading was originally published on March 30, 2010 as

"Why 24 and Jack Bauer Are Leaving Fox TV: A Conservative Analysis Of 24."

This newly published version, "24": Why was the Jack Bauer Hour Canceled?" contains a few minor corrections leaving the essence of the original article intact.
Jack Bauer, Anti-terrorist (actor Kiefer Sutherland) has 10 remaining hours to save America from terrorists and regain his conservative political stature. Jack Bauer lost some of his conservative convictions when he made a death-bed confession to a Muslim Imam during the final episode of Season 7. 

It's official. "24" has been canceled, and will be ending after 10 more episodes. The announcement was made at the end of Monday night's show (March 29). CONSERVATIVE WORDSMITH.COM believes there are several reasons why "24" will no longer be on the air.

President David Palmer, the original U.S. President in Season 1, should have never been assassinated in the first place because he was the hit show's best president.

The writers should have never changed Jack Bauer, portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland, (who won a Best Actor Emmy) from an anti-Islamic Jihadist terrorist hero to a heroin addict. As soon as the writers of "24" realized this was a big mistake, they had Jack Bauer recover from the heroin addiction in Season 3. I still forgave Jack back then because his character was so intriguing.

The writers should have never changed Jean Smart's ultra-conservative character Martha Logan, patriotic and heroic first lady in Season 5, into a raving lunatic during a brief appearance in a Season 6 episode. Also, "24" producers should have never eliminated Martha Logan from the series, as actress Jean Smart, in my opinion, was one of the best contributors to the entire "24" series. *See Related Link below.

Similarly, "24" should have never turned Tony Almeida, portrayed by actor Carlos Bernard, from a hero into a villain. Even though Carlos Bernard's acting was phenomenal, this disturbing liberal pattern of turning a conservative hero into a character-flawed heroin addict; another conservative hero into a liberal villain; or an incredibly brave, strong, and patriotic first lady into an insane first lady was never a good move.  These character flaws are not what the "24" viewing audience wanted to watch.

There are other reasons why I think "24" is ending. The Writers Guild of America Writers' Strike caused the series to be off the air for a year. Plus, the original creator and producer, outspoken political conservative Joel Surnow, unexpectedly deciding to quit "24" early in 2008. *See Related Links below.

It was only after conservative Joel Surnow left "24" that the show really started to go downhill. Liberals took over. The new writers made a huge shift from mostly conservative and politically incorrect politics to predominantly liberal and politically correct politics.

Will I miss Jack Bauer? Yes. Was Annie Wersching as Renee Walker a great addition to Season 8? Yes. Will Jack Bauer and Renee Walker end up getting married in the final episode? Maybe.

In the final analysis, should "24" be ending in 2010? Perhaps the show could have remained on television for another season, or more seasons, if Jack Bauer had not confessed to a Muslim Imam in Season 7. But it's difficult to know without any amount of certainty. In any case, my weekly habit of meeting Jack Bauer in my living room via my television set will be ending after 10 more "24" episodes.

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