When was the last time FOX ever did anything with its schedule that cut me a break? According to my old day planners, the answer is "never." Yet this summer, the network that brought me countless hours of American Idol-inspired filler will also bring me reruns of this past season of 24. I dropped 24 about five episodes into the new season, a combination of show-related frustration and the fact that I wasn't quite ready to give up on The Apprentice quite yet (Tarek? What?).
But then I heard it got kinda good again. I heard they killed a bunch of people. Including Edgar and Sean Astin! I heard the President was the bad guy. I heard it was exciting and only kind of torturey. Sure, maybe M. Giant's recaps only made it seem like more fun, but it'll be nice to see for myself. They'll be running on Monday nights, right? ...Right? What's that? Friday. FRIDAY?! Yeah, nothing I'd rather do on a summer Friday night than watch me some TV. Dammit, FOX, you were so close! My kingdom for a DVR.