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By John McCullough

ISBN-10: 0814338674

ISBN-13: 9780814338674

For 8 seasons among 2001 and 2010, Fox’s 24 garnered serious accolades and have become the most watched and mentioned exhibits in primetime. In an leading edge premise, the show’s hour-long episodes have been intended to symbolize a real-time hour of the tale, in order that every one twenty-four-episode season depicts a unmarried day within the lifetime of its characters. Influential as a favored hit, 24 was once additionally heavily associated with the “culture of worry” that ruled the post-9/11 interval. during this insightful examine, writer John McCullough demonstrates that the sequence was once not just designated and trendsetting, but in addition a fancy artistic reaction to its old context.

In 3 chapters, McCullough appears at 24’s shape, variety, and overarching subject matters and meanings. He argues that even supposing the sequence is pushed via the political and cultural shifts because of the conflict on Terror, it's sometimes out of step with actual background. utilizing Linda Williams’s contrast among the melodramatic mode and melodrama as a style, McCullough explores 24’s use of the action-adventure and secret agent mystery varieties with specific realization paid to the sequence’ hero, Jack Bauer, who's depicted as a sad hero without end looking for a go back to innocence. finally, McCullough unearths that the sequence’ contrast lies much less in its trustworthy new version of the background of the WOT than in its evocation of the experience of crises and paranoia that outlined the interval. McCullough additionally analyzes 24 as a reaction to tv tradition within the “post-network” age, characterised through fact TV’s populist attraction and visceral content material, at the one hand, and complicated boutique cable programming (“quality TV”), at the different.

McCullough demonstrates that 24 engaged not just with the main urgent problems with global background and the geopolitics of its time, together with terrrorism, neoliberalism, and the country of exception, yet, at the power of its shape and magnificence, additionally represents major worldwide tendencies in tv tradition. enthusiasts of the convey and media background students will get pleasure from this thorough study.

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