X

'24' Declines With Bush Popularity

mdalonzo
19 Comments

Posted February 5, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Remember 2001? When we were searching for some outlet for our aggression against those who would commit atrocity on American soil? That was the fertile environment in which American hero Jack Bauer was born, when 24 premiered. However, as time's gone by and the Bush Administration has lost its flavor, so has Mr. Bauer's popularity.

This isn't just us talking, it's statistics. Oh, and the show's creators. "The fear and wish-fulfillment the show represented after 9/11 ended up boomeranging against us," says the show's head writer, Howard Gordon. "We were suddenly facing a blowback from current events." Specifically in the show's depiction of torture over the course of the last season, post the Abu Ghraib controversy, the ratings really dropped off in the second half of the season.

Now, we're not sure that it has anything to do with the political climate of the country, or if people are just tired of watching the same character mired in one unbelievable day-long situation after another, but the clincher is that apparently 24 had some trouble getting actors to do the show in the past year or so, as people reacted to the brutal depictions of torture therein.

Wall Street Journal.com: Reinventing '24'

Tags: News, TV
'24' Declines With Bush Popularity
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/682607/24-declines-with-bush-popularity/
http://files.g4tv.com/images/blog/2008/02/05/633378124167544001.jpg
BlogThread_682607

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,305,563 Views | 05:20

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    632,012 Views | 00:49

  • Adult Star Kirsten Price Tests Kinect's Nude Filter

    Posted: November 12, 2010

    1,433,594 Views | 04:33

  • Best Nude Scenes in Video Games

    Posted: June 29, 2009

    1,521,433 Views | 03:12

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Wrestling in Moscow

    Posted: June 19, 2009

    135,567 Views | 01:24

AdChoices