But let's linger on this Jack Bauer thing a moment, shall we? I know I'm going to alienate a few readers here, but I feel I must tell you the truth, after all that lying. And the truth is: I hate "24."
Before you attach electrodes to my sensitive bits, shove bamboo underneath my thumbnails, or inject me with some unnamed but clearly sinister serum, let me admit that I have only seen one season of the show. However, I do think one will be enough, as the following plot points and themes appear central to the show's ethos and are completely anti-Frick:
1. Torture is justified in nearly every instance it is used on this show. I would argue that torture is, in fact, promoted on this show. Those who seek to delay, prevent, or question torture are clearly just getting in the way of Jack's ability to "do his job." And Jack's job, ladies & gents, is saving our asses. So bring out the thumbscrews and stop namby-pambying!
2. The thiny disguised "24" version of Amnesty International, "Amnesty Global," might as well be called Lawyers for Terrorists, as it is completely in the pocket of a criminal mastermind bent on melting down multiple nuclear reactors and killing everyone, everywhere. So the simple equation, folks, is: Amnesty International = Murder, Inc. Class dismissed.
3. The show's only gay character is also (gasp!) a pervert (kinky threesomes!), and a war protestor (say it ain't so!)! No wonder he (inadvertantly) helps the terrorists to carry out their dastardly plots! He's a gaypervtestor! Not to be trusted! Don't worry- he gets soundly tortured.
In conclusion, scratch that call to Jack Bauer. Let's call Jack Sparrow instead. Rum and merriment for all! Perverts welcome! (I never understood the attraction to that Bore-lando Bloom fellow. Brrrrring on the eyeliner and headscarves!)
I do hope you won't stop reading Fricknits just because I disagree with, like, most of America and the Emmy committee. Like I said, I've only seen one season. You know, the one where Arab terrorists almost kill us all. That one. You know? THAT one. Yeah.
* Details on the FO above in Knits '06!