Monday, May 10, 2010

Nearing the end...


With just 3 weeks left in the season, I feel myself getting really sentimental about the end of 24. I know I sound ridiculous lamenting over fictional characters, but you have to understand that 24 is the source of a lot of great memories for me... My sophomore year of college seemed to have centered around watching the first four seasons of the show (and you wonder why my grades struggled at BYU :) Then an entire Christmas break was spent re-watching Season 1 with my dad, Matt, and Matt's friend, Calvin. A few weekends ago, I came across a bin of stuff I kept from school, and in it was an "autographed" picture of Lynn McGill that had been delivered to me via a six-story pulley system the RAs created (Sophie, Nicole, Mallory...please tell me you remember. "I'll put YOU in holding.") Now 24 is a convenient excuse to see Jen, Heath, and the kids every week. The only reason I ever learned to shoot a gun is because I figured it would be Jack Bauer-esque. I still get teary-eyed when I see "President Palmer" on Allstate commercials. And when I read Mary Lynn Rajskub's tweets, I feel like I'm hearing from Chloe herself.

Okay so maybe I'm exaggerating the emotional state I'm in. But only just barely. Bottom line, I'm gonna miss this show.

3 comments:

Sophie and Morgan said...

You know, I'm sure the Allstate guy has a real name and has totally moved on with his life, but to me he'll always be President Palmer.

And other then this bloop about killing off Renee (that was such a LOW blow) this season has been surprisingly fantastic, even though I only get to watch it online Tuesday morning...no direct tv access...

And I snorted when you mentioned the note. I'm glad you still have it!

Here's to Jack!

Nicole said...

Man, I'm really happy you still have that note! I still laugh about it whenever I think about it, but since no one in my current sphere was there...it's not as funny to them.

I haven't actually watched 24 week by week since we all watched it together. Nate and I watched seasons 1 and 2, and seasons 3-5 are in our netflix instant queue. We've gotten a little bit distracted with Lost as of late, but we're almost done with watching all of that. Then, it'll be on to 24 again. Hopefully, season 6 will be available when we get to it!

Sophie and Morgan said...

Ugh...yesterday's episode was gruesome...