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Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

24: Live Another Day... Spectacular!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

It's true there were some high expectations since the previous season eight ended in 2010. And season eight ended with modest ratings.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

Yvonne Strahovski Stays on Track to Live Another Daydream

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

As habitual watchers of Chuck, Dexter and, most recently, 24: Live Another Day already know, Yvonne Strahovski has helped put the action back in high-...

Deploying Jack Bauer Phrases for an Intense, 24-hour Job: Parenting Toddlers

Judd Birdsall | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Judd Birdsall

Bauer and his Counter Terrorist Unit colleagues are great at working together to solve complex problems in real time under pressure -- key skills for parents with young children.

Jack Bauer May Not Be Able To Save '24' From This Attack

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.16.2014 | TV

Someone else is after Jack Bauer. The human rights organization Amnesty International launched the "Stop Torture" campaign this week, targeting a ...

Jerry Brown Makes Big Budget Moves While the Republican Race To Lose To Him Intensifies

William Bradley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With less than three weeks until California's primary election, Governor Jerry Brown continues to campaign for a record fourth term by acting as governor while the race for the right to lose to him in November between a pair of little-known yet sharply contrasting Republicans continues to intrigue in an oddly low-key sort of way.

Jack... Is Back! Part II

Darryl Woodard | Posted 07.07.2014 | TV
Darryl Woodard

Jack Bauer of 24 is back. And for those fans who may not know, it was a year ago that I stated my wish list of characters that I've wanted back, too.

24: Live Another Cheney

Doug Molitor | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Fox's classic spy show, 24 is back. But nobody is mentioning where Jack Bauer was five years ago, when Dick Cheney was going on Fox News to defend enhanced interrogation.

You Won't Believe Which '24' Star Makes Fart Noises

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.07.2014 | TV

It’s been four years since “24” ended, and a lot has happened since then. Miley Cyrus has been twerking her bum all over everything, we've been ...

Maureen Ryan

'24' Returns Powered By Jack's Rage And Chloe's Eyeliner

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.05.2014 | TV

Let's face it, all you really want to know is this: Is "24: Live Another Day" the good kind of "24" or the not-so-good kind? Rest easy: Going by t...

Jack Bauer Is Back and He's a Jumpin' Jack Flash!

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Jack is back and he is a jumpin' Jack flash as he sets up business on the streets of London. It has been four years since we have seen the adventures ...

Everything You Need To Get Caught Up For '24'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

"24" returns Monday, May 5, but most of us don't have time to re-watch every season to get ready for it. Damn it, Chloe! Fix this! As much as ...

The New '24' Trailer Will Blow Your Mind!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

Jack is back! "24: Live Another Day," Fox's special 12-episode event, airs on May 5, and we couldn't be more excited. When the series ended four ye...

Jack Is Back In First Full '24: Live Another Day' Trailer

Posted 03.25.2014 | TV

The tease is over "24" fans, almost. Over the past couple of months we've had a handful of teaser trailers for the upcoming Fox miniseries reboot "...

Man Takes Drugs, Claims To Be Jack Bauer, Commits Bizarre Burglary: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.18.2014 | Weird News

Jack Bauer is known for breaking in to high-security areas, but he usually doesn't get caught stealing frozen crab from a residential apartment. A ...

Jack And Chloe Return In New '24' Promo

Posted 02.03.2014 | TV

Jack Bauer is back. After a few super short promos, Fox's miniseries "24: Live Another Day" finally got a longer trailer during the Super Bowl broa...

The First '24: Live Another Day' Promo Is Here

Posted 02.02.2014 | TV

The first TV spot for "24: Live Another Day" has debuted online. The first promos for the "24" miniseries are set to air tonight during the Super B...

Why '24' Fans Shouldn't Miss The Super Bowl

Posted 01.31.2014 | TV

If you're not into watching the Super Bowl for the game, the epic commercials, or the half-time show, then at least tune in for the new "24: Live Anot...

When Will '24' Return?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Jack Bauer's return will finally happen this May in a two-hour season premiere. Fox announced Monday (Jan. 13) that "24: Live Another Day," the rev...

How Baywatch Unknowingly Changed the World: The Untapped Power of TV Shows

Abhishek Seth | Posted 11.25.2013 | TV
Abhishek Seth

This American action-drama was more than its busty women, overly confident male counterparts and long, drawn-out commercials for Jell-O. Much to the show's unapologetic critical disapproval, Baywatch had influence.

Zero Dark Thirty Doesn't Endorse Torture, and Neither Did 24

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While I would never say that 24 represented any kind of explicit condemnation of torture, nor did it remotely celebrate or condone the practice as a matter of use in a civilized society.

Happy Father's Day To TV's Hottest Dads

Posted 06.17.2012 | TV

From Uncle Jesse on "Full House" to Coach Taylor on "Friday Night Lights," TV has a long, long history of giving viewers some very good-looking dads. ...

Why '24' Movie Is Delayed

Posted 03.16.2012 | TV

Kiefer Sutherland stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to promote "Touch," his new Fox series; but the conversation quickly turned to his old s...