Fox has cancelled the hyper-action, super-spy drama, 24: Legacy. Is this a surprise? I'm thinking not really. I tuned in for two or three episodes, but found myself asking questions about stupid events that would help further the action-packed drama. Though I did not stick around long enough to see if they had the same super-powered cell phone batteries that let them keep talking for hours on end!
But let's look at the basics:
Hyper crazy, non-stop activity... can get fairly boring. It's the lull in the story that makes the action moments seem exciting. But non-stop excitement becomes hum-drum.
Sure, there are new characters, but all doing the same stuff. The very same stuff that got the first rendition of the series cancelled.
But Fox says that even though they're cancelling the show, they're looking into the idea of exploring an anthology series built around the real-time format of the original 24 series, while changing out characters each season.
Or are they hoping that we enjoy the lip service and they're done done?
Snowpiercer - Did you hear that Jennifer Connolly has landed a role in the TNT series based on the same story as the movie that starred Chris Evans?
So, it was a decent movie, at least decent enough to watch it all the way through, but to base a series off the story of the earth becoming a frozen wasteland, with a train moving on tracks that encircle the world, non-stop, seems like another attempt at telling the story of a small chunk of society in a microcosm.
I mean, it worked for Battlestar Galactica on Syfy, until they really threw the baby out with the bathwater with that dumbass series finale. I mean those last two episodes stopped me in my tracks from buying the DVD/BD of the entire series, it was that bad. But still...
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