I started watching 24 in its first season and have seen every single episode since. I even contributed to a book about the series. For some reason, though, I have not been excited about the new season starting. I guess I was too wrapped up in Chuck and Dexter and Pants on the Ground to find out much about the upcoming season.
I hear we will see a softer, gentler Jack Bauer. Hmmm. Not so sure how that will go over, but I'll give it a chance. I am even going to give Kim a chance since she saved his life last season. I do really like the fact that this season takes place in New York. That will change things up a bit. I watched a nice little season 8 "featurette" on the Fox website and found out that Renee is back and Freddie Prinze, Jr. is in the cast. Those are both positive things. I also learned the President is the same as last season. I'm not so crazy about that, but I guess they can't have a new president every season.
The season premiere airs tonight on Fox at 9 p.m. Eastern. My DVR is set. For a humorous take, check out Dave Barry's blog.