24: The Complete Series

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Fans of Jack Bauer rejoice! That’s because 24: The Complete Series is now available in one gigantic box set containing 57 discs of shootouts, fistfights, double agents, and last-minute rescues. If you’re a longtime devotee of this Kiefer Sutherland TV series from Fox, there’s no better way to enjoy all the white-knuckle thrills. And for those of you who’ve never seen the show, we’re talking eight seasons (and a TV movie) of one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons to come along in years.

You can always head down to your local entertainment store to get your Jack Bauer fix, but I recommend buying 24: The Complete Series from Amazon. That’s because Amazon’s low prices simply cannot be beat, and they’ve even shown the ability to outdo Wal-Mart on the price of books, movies, and music. The cost for this item will no doubt fluctuate over time, but you can count on saving at least $100 by ordering 24: The Complete Series from Amazon.

24: The Complete Series – What You Get

When you order this massive box set, here’s what you can expect to receive:

That’s a total of 57 discs in a nifty-looking black box featuring the gun-toting Jack Bauer on the front. This is the first time that the entire hit series has been included in one collection, and it’s likely to be the last.

What is 24?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, let’s take a brief look at some details surrounding 24:

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24: The Complete Series – A Summary

Now it’s time for a brief summary of each and every season of 24. I’ve kept things pretty simple, but you should still be able to get an idea of the type of problems Jack will face. 24 was also known for including a number of recognizable television and film actors in various roles. I’ve listed a number of them, as well.

24: Season One

The series begins with Jack Bauer as the head of the fictional CTU (Counter Terrorist Unit) based in Los Angeles. On the day of the presidential primary, Jack and his team must prevent assassins from killing presidential candidate Senator David Palmer, as well as discover who’s behind the events. When Bauer’s wife and daughter are kidnapped, he must choose between giving in to the demands of those responsible or finding an alternate way to save them. Meanwhile, a mole in CTU is hampering their ability to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

Notable Actors: Dennis Hopper, Lou Diamond Phillips, Elisha Cuthbert, Dennis Haysbert, Mia Kirshner, Eric Balfour, Jude Ciccolella, Misha Collins, Navi Rawat

24: Season Two

Season Two takes place 18 months after the conclusion of the previous season. Jack Bauer and President David Palmer must work together to stop terrorists from detonating a nuclear bomb in the city of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, a woman gets caught in the middle of events when she begins to suspect her sister’s fiancée of being a terrorist. Jack’s daughter rescues an abused girl and is pursued by the abusive father. Jack gets tortured, CTU falls under attack, an authority figure is exposed to lethal doses of radiation, and President Palmer must beware of enemies within his own cabinet. There’s even a little time for flirting and romance, as Jack is drawn to Kate Warner, and the popular romance between Michelle Dessler and Tony Almeida begins to bloom.

Notable Actors: Tobin Bell, Xander Berkeley, Kevin Dillon, Reiko Aylesworth, Sara Gilbert, Daniel Dae Kim, Harris Yulin, Michelle Forbes, Thomas Kretschmann

24: Season Three

Season Three takes place three years later, and it finds Jack battling to recover from a heroin addiction he picked up while undercover. Terrorists threaten to unleash a killer virus in Los Angeles, and Jack and his new partner (who’s also dating Jack’s daughter) must risk life and limb to stop them. President Palmer deals with scandal while running for re-election, and Jack gets a chance for revenge against a traitor who murdered someone close to him. Meanwhile, CTU computer whiz Chloe O’Brien drives everyone nuts with her poor people skills.

Notable Actors: Zachary Quinto, Gina Torres, Joaquim de Almeida, Vanessa Ferlito, Agnes Bruckner, Paul Blackthorne, Tony Todd

24: Season Four

Picking up 18 months after the previous season, Jack Bauer is now working for the Secretary of Defense. But he soon finds himself called back into action with CTU when a terrorist leader launches a variety of attacks on U.S. soil. Air Force One is shot down, nuclear power plants undergo meltdowns, and a nuclear missile is launched. To further complicate matters, there’s another mole working at CTU, Jack finds that his own government is trying to have him killed, and the Chinese believe our hero had something to do with a shootout and murder at their embassy in Los Angeles.

Notable Actors: William Devane, Kim Raver, Arnold Vosloo, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lukas Haas, Leighton Meester

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24: Season Five

Set 18 months after the events in Season Four, we find Jack Bauer hiding out under an alias and working as a day laborer at an oil refinery. But there’s no rest for our weary hero, as he’s soon involved in an attack by Russian terrorists who oppose the upcoming anti-terrorism alliance between the leader of Russia and U.S. President Charles Logan. When a close friend is killed and Jack is framed for the murder, he vows to get revenge at any price. Meanwhile, a massive government conspiracy is uncovered, and a multi-season villain raises his head.

Notable Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Sean Astin, Peter Weller, Jean Smart, Ray Wise, Julian Sands, Stana Katic, JoBeth Williams

24: Season Six

Picking up 20 months later, Season Six finds the U.S. in a state of panic after a series of suicide bombings. When a man offers to give up the identity of the terrorist responsible for these attacks, he asks for Jack Bauer to be delivered in return. So negotiations take place to get Jack released from a Chinese prison camp (where he begins the season), and he agrees to sacrifice his life to help save the country he holds so dear. But there are plenty of twists to come, as the real menace involves a plot to detonate a series of suitcase nukes on American soil. Jack must also face the horrifying fact that members of his own family may be involved in the day’s events.

Notable Actors: James Cromwell, Rena Sofer, Marisol Nichols, Rick Schroder, Peter MacNicol, Powers Boothe, Chad Lowe, Bob Gunton, Rade Serbedzija, Kal Penn, Alexander Siddig

24: Redemption

Set between Season Six and Season Seven, 24: Redemption finds Jack Bauer taking part in missionary work in an impoverished African nation. As rebels lead an overthrow of the government, Jack and an old pal must save a group of children. Meanwhile, Jack is ordered to return to America and appear before the Senate to answer charges regarding torture, and the nation prepares to see its first female president sworn in. The events of this TV movie directly flow into Season Seven.

Notable Actors: Robert Carlyle, Tony Todd, Colm Feore, Jon Voight

24: Season Seven

Set 65 days after the events in 24: Redemption, this season finds CTU disbanded by the government and Jack under questioning by the Senate. When evidence turns up that one of Jack’s oldest friends has went rogue, the ever-dutiful Bauer is once again recruited to save the day. Teaming up with tough FBI agent Renee Walker, Jack deals with dangers ranging from an attack on the country’s computer infrastructure to an all-out assault on the White House.

Notable Actors: Janeane Garofalo, Ever Carradine, Kurtwood Smith, Rory Cochrane, Will Patton

24: Season Eight

This season takes place 18 months later, with Jack Bauer trying to stop assassins from disrupting a peace summit between the U.S. and the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan. As the season begins, he’s just a private citizen looking forward to spending time with his granddaughter. But that doesn’t last long, as he’s soon carrying a satchel filled with weapons, executing moles within CTU, and threatening to kill a former president. With World War III looming, can Jack save the day one last time?

Notable Actors: Mykelti Williamson, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Katee Sackhoff, Eriq La Salle, Jurgen Prochnow, Callum Keith Rennie, Doug Hutchison, Mare Winningham, Stephen Root, D.B. Sweeney, Michael Madsen

As you can see, 24: The Complete Series is loaded down with double-crosses, death, and even the occasional doomed romance. The villains are memorable, the tension fierce, and you’ll never find a show so skilled at the art of the cliffhanger. Order 24: The Complete Series from Amazon and see what all the fuss is about. We do get a small commission when you make a purchase, but it has no bearing on your price tag.

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