've held back from watching 24 for about six weeks, until the episodes built up. See, DH has never seen 24. He doesn't like it, and doesn't want to see it.
I, however, know DH quite well, and I know he'd love it. So I saved it until I could watch it when he was around. Last night he picked up a book and grumbled when I put it on. "I hate 24," he said.
I said, "Just watch the preview thing, so you don't have to ask me a lot of questions about what's going on." (We went through that with Alias, because he supposedly doesn't like that one, either.)
"I don't want to watch it. I don't like 24. I'm not going to ask you questions."
I pushed his buttons until he watched them. As soon as they were over, he picked up his book.
Except he didn't read it. Every commercial, he'd grumble and pick up his book again, pretending he hadn't meant to watch it. Halfway through our second episode, he stopped grumbling. He couldn't take his eyes away.
When we got to the third episode, he abandoned all pretense, turned off the lights, and started watching. Through three more episodes, he didn't fall asleep. (This happens rarely. DH watches TV to go to sleep, so when he stays awake for a whole episode, it's a REALLY good show. When he stays awake for five hours until two in the morning, it's a DAMN good show.)
You know, Jack Bauer has just about the shittiest life of any protagonist I've ever seen. Can you think of someone with a better life? I keep thinking someone should say, "Just take a 15 minute nap! You could use it! You've had a rough day, and you have to save the world in an hour!" Like from 3 - 4, I think he should be napping.
And why is it that those guys in that prison supposedly didn't know anything, but yet, five episodes ago, they were the only intel that proved there were "five visitors" and not just one. So when they proved that those guys knew nothing, why didn't they question that intel? If they weren't connected, then how did they get that intel in the first place?
I'm just curious.
Anyway, DH--bless his heart--is very stubborn. Even though he was glued to the set for six hours of 24 last night, he still says he doesn't like it. Hah!