Well crap. Intelligence was cancelled in favor of another season of The Mentalist. That makes yet another show down the drain. My Current SciFi category is going to be significantly smaller next season. Let’s look at the count.
Want a show where nothing goes right? Welcome to 24: Live Another Day.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM was a veritable smorgasbord of how to fuck up a plan. Any plan! Let’s count ’em.
FU #1: Last week, the CIA raid on the terrorist compound turned out to be a trap. An armed U.S. drone, controlled by the terrorist, demolished the building, but we didn’t know if anyone survived. The two series regulars, station chief Steve Navarro (played by my beloved Benjamin Bratt) and new agent Eric Ritter survive, but four “red shirts” don’t. (FYI, Benjamin Bratt looks fabulous with his face all dirty—and bloody.)
Its Monday evening and I don’t have anything to watch! After a season of Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human, Intelligence, and Warehouse 13, not to mention my silly obsession with
Charlie White Dancing with the Stars, my evening is free.
Well, there is 24: Live Another Day, complete with London and Benjamin Bratt. I suppose it could pass for science fiction as much as Last Resort. Like Last Resort, 24 takes place the real world (of fiction), with real problems. But its premise and action are so bizarre, it goes beyond plain fiction. Perhaps we could say Chloe’s mad computer skills tip the show into the science fiction realm.
Or, I could just watch last night’s Believe.