People? Are you still not watching 24?
Okay, okay, I know 24 isn't for everyone. It is, admittedly, a pretty violent show. Some of the things that happen are just plain unrealistic (seriously - characters are shot, go into surgery, and are back in action within just a few hours. People are tortured until their hearts stop, have them restarted and then fight their way out). So yes, it's not a perfect show, but I love it so so so so much. And if you don't like it, well, I just feel sorry for you.
We're in the middle of season 5 now, and I've yelled at the screen more times than I can count (this is just embarassing to admit). But really - when they let you in on the secret of who the bad guy is and then JACK IS BETRAYED BY THAT STUPID STUPID IDIOT, well, there isn't much to do but sit up violently and start barking at the guy to stop being such a fool.
Also, Dave Barry has a 24 blog that is so hilarious I can hardly stand it. How can you not laugh when he says things like: Jack is outside the terrorist compound, but has been ordered to "stand down." So the question on everyone's mind is, will Jack disobey orders, go in and kill a dozen terrorists or will Jack disobey orders, go in and kill two dozen terrorists? Go check it out (although, it's only funny, really if you've seen the show).
THIS IS FUNNY STUFF, people. (why must any discussion of 24 on my part include a lot of yelling? I don't know).
Also, there are so many funny Jack Bauer jokes, I almost died reading them all yesterday. See for yourself:
"When a convicted terrorist was sentenced to face Jack Bauer, he appealed to have the sentence reduced to death."
"Some people see the glass as half full. Others see it as half empty. Jack Bauer see the glass as a deadly weapon."
"When bad things happen to good people, its probably fate. When bad things happen to bad people, it’s probably Jack Bauer."
"If everyone on "24" followed Jack Bauer's instructions, it would be called "12"."
"If Jack Bauer's gun jams, it's because he wanted to beat you with it."
"Jack Bauer has the heart of a terrorist. He keeps it in a jar on his desk."
"Tony was once shot in the neck, rushed to the hospital, underwent emergency surgery and was back on the job in just a few hours. Jack Bauer still can't believe that wimp went to the hospital first."
"Killing Jack Bauer doesn't make him dead. It just makes him angry."
"During the 18 months Jack Bauer was believed dead, CTU saved over $1 billion on ammunition."
Ahem. . .sorry about that. I just really love this show.