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May 1, 2014

Jack Bauer to the rescue

I only have three words for you today.

Jack. Is. Back.

Yep, that’s right. On Monday, Jack Bauer, the greatest vigilante ever, makes his glorious return to TV on “24: Live Another Day.”

Four years after Season 8 of the original “24” series ended, Bauer (portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland) is back to thwart another scandal that could have major international implications.

“Live Another Day” is set four years after the events of Season 8. This time, Bauer finds himself in London, as opposed to the United States. His most trusted confidante and friend, Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) joins him to take the bad guys down and make things right.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a huge “24” fan. I actually came in a little late on the series — I’ve never seen Season 1, which many people claim is still the best season, and I can’t remember what the first few seasons are about, either.

But, once I got to watching, boy was I hooked. And so were millions of other people in the U.S.

Basically, each season centers around an event that affects all the characters involved. It’s usually a pending international crisis that, if it isn’t averted, the whole world is doomed.

Or something of that nature.

Basically, Bauer is like Chuck Norris ... except he’s better than Chuck Norris. Bauer knows how to get in people’s faces, get the answers he wants, and then he almost single-handedly averts nuclear war.

That, my friends, is getting the job done.

“Live Another Day” will be set up slightly different than the original series. In the previous series, every episode lasted an hour as events happened in “real time.” This season, there will be only 12 episodes which will loosely adhere to “real time” — but there will be parts of the show where there are jumps forward in time.

One of the things “24” fans love most about the show is its unpredictability: No character is safe. Not even the main characters. Things might be all sunshine and rainbows one moment, and someone might get shot and killed the very next.

That sort of unpredictability in a TV show can be appreciated by anybody. I highly encourage you, if you’ve never seen “24,” to tune in to Channel 8 (FOX) at 7 p.m. Monday. You won’t regret it.

Unfortunately, I’ll be working that evening, so I won’t be able to watch it, but I’ll be able to watch a replay on Tuesday.

So no spoilers!

Joe Malan is GetOut! editor. Email him at jmalan@enidnews.com.

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