The most exciting show on television is about to start its new season. 24 is coming back with 4 hours over two nights on January 15th and 16th. Even if you've never seen an episode I still recommend giving the show a try. If you don't know, each season of 24 covers 1 day with each episode being one hour of that day played out in real-time. The writers and directors of the show make the most use of this format by packing it with the most thrilling situations on TV. To make things even better they've moved to a January through May format that allows them to show 24 new episodes without taking weeks off. No re-runs. No American Idol breaks. No month long hiatus (take that Lost).
Because each episode covers a different situation over the course of a day, it's very easy to begin watching the show midstream. Don't worry that you haven't seen seasons 1-4, it doesn't matter; not seeing 24 before this year should in no way diminish your enjoyment.
Do yourself a favor and give it a shot.
Click here to view a trailer for the upcoming season.