24 Legacy Season One Review

“New day. New Hero.” The original 24 died a mediocre death, relying heavily on tired cliches and retreads of earlier seasons. The promise of a new “day” in 24: Legacy entices any fan of that ground breaking action series. Unfortunately, fans got a lackluster repeat of past mistakes. A great new leading man and surprisingly…

24: Legacy (S01E12) “11:00pm-12:00am”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS When 24: Legacy was first introduced, I was hoping for something different. But this season has been incredibly disappointing, as the show too often relied on tired cliches that killed the original 24. The show started to gain some momentum with last week’s episode, but with so little time, it was doubtful…

24: Legacy (S01E11): “10:00pm-11:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS A high up government official trying to cover up a questionable operation… A terrorist with a sympathetic motive… Eric Carter versus Tony Almeida… There is some borderline great drama in the eleventh hour of 24: Legacy, some of the best since the show started. With his plot to control Asim Naseri (Oded…

24: Legacy (S01E10): “9:00pm-10:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS Oh 24: Legacy… The show’s tenth hour has some strong moments that could have made it the strongest episode yet. Corey Hawkins continues to prove he is too good for this, bringing some serious dramatic chops to the show. Eric Carter’s dogged determination and his struggle to choose between a peaceful life…

24: Legacy (S01E09): “8:00pm-9:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS In the history of modern television, is there any government agency more inept than the Counter Terrorist Unit of 24? Every season, there is a mole, a poor leader or something worse: An attack on the headquarters. 24: Legacy once again relies on that annoying trope as the ninth hour takes a…

24: Legacy (S01E08): “7:00pm-8:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS 24: Legacy’s eighth hour is a solid follow up to last week’s strong outing. Taking full advantage of the real time format, this episode is a taut and often exhilarating ride. The episode often falls into cliche, nearly derailing things, but it all manages to work in its own strange way. As…

24: Legacy (S01E07): “6:00pm-7:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS What a difference a week makes. After giving last week’s episode of 24: Legacy the lowest rating I have ever given a television episode or film, I had little hope for the seventh episode. But I forgot an important aspect of the season going forth: No more terrible terrorist cell story line!…

24: Legacy (S01E06): “5:00pm-6:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS The original 24 suffered from tired cliche after tired cliche in its later seasons, rendering it nearly unwatchable at times. Twists were either obvious or poorly executed. The big, “shocker” moments would be undercut by bad execution. Subplots that either went nowhere or were simply terrible destroyed any kind of cohesive narrative. 24:…

24: Legacy (S01E05): “4:00pm-5:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS 24: Legacy’s fifth episode is marred by show’s diversions into its terrible subplots. Whenever it concentrates on Eric Carter’s (Corey Hawkins) hunt for the elusive guns dealer Gabriel with the troubled Ben (Charlie Hofheimer), it is compelling and a solid tribute to the original show. The action is great and the dynamic…

24: Legacy (S01E04): “3:00pm-4:00pm”

WARNING: FULL SPOILERS Carter (Corey Hawkins) returns Ben (Charlie Hofheimer) to CTU as our heroes plan their next move. Ben wants to make things right, telling Carter about a mysterious arms dealer calling himself Gabriel who could know location of the terrorist leader Jadalla (Raphael Acloque). But when CTU refuses to trust the troubled former…