Mom taught me that moderation was usually the wise choice, and that even a good thing good be spoilt by too much of it. For the past couple television seasons, the one “good thing” that I made a point of watching was Fox’s 24. The first season was innovative and intense. Jack Bauer saved the president and his reputation. In the second season, the show’s “hook” (each episode is one consecutive hour of a single 24 hour period) grew tired, and the perils of Jack’s daughter Kim brought moans of disbelief. Season three begins tonight at 9pm on Fox (the first episode commercial free again… sort of). But will it prove to be too much of a good thing? Will I end up with that feeling of regret at having eaten too much at the company potluck (or worse)?
I’ll check it out. In spite of the campiness of Kim’s peril-prone misadventures; despite the predictable hourly cliffhanger; I’ll watch (for a while) and see. I have to. Besides, I need to find out why the president didn’t die when infected with the flesh-eating virus in last season’s final episode.