For weeks now, we've railed against the depiction of Jack Bauer as a selfish, vengeful murderer; while also bashing recent episodes of 24 for setting up a storyline that lacks any suspense or urgency.
You can read all about these takes in our section of 24 reviews.
Still, the end of a series we've followed for eight seasons is jarring. The four-hour, two-night premiere of 24 each January has been a staple in our lives for years. It will be sad to say goodbye next week.
But we must, as the following promo for the series finale teases: Be there for the end of an era, the final twists, the final turns, and the biggest surprise ending of them all...
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