Hard to believe that a third season of 24 has begun… in fact it’s hard to believe that they have been able to manage 3 seasons of what seemed like a one season special in year one. This series picks up where the last one left off, though 3 years later… Jack has clearly had a rough go and the President is still recovering from the assassination biological attempt which ended the second season in the final twist! I won’t reveal anything else here if you have it time shifted and are planning to catch it later.
There is generally a high degree of product placement within the show and this first episode was not unique in that regard. The entire hour was presented commercial free thanks to Ford and the F-150 Truck which was a nice bonus for viewers in my opinion. Usually commercial breaks count against you in watching as the show is seen in real time – literally. Dell seems to be a new addition with laptops, security scanners (was that a tablet they touched to ID themselves at the prison?) and work stations. Jack and some Presidential staff seem to be continuing with the Apple tradition. Jack seemed to have a 17″ Powerbook G4 as well as a G5 behind him with what appeared to be a 23″Cinema Display.
Overall a great start to what continues to be an extremely solid show.