jackbauer24redemption.jpg

While I was once a fan of the action drama “24” the first couple of seasons, I got tired of the show’s premise with its increasingly convoluted storylines. Don’t worry–fellow Idol Chatter blogger Doug Howe has continued to watch—and blog about –the show faithfully. However, I will be tuning in on Sunday for the two-part movie/season premiere entitled “Redemption.” I am hopeful that the show has returned to top form for three reasons: Cherry Jones, Robert Carlyle, and Jon Voight.

Tony winner Cherry Jones (“Doubt”) has come on board as the first female president, indie film favorite Robert Carlyle (“Trainspotting”) plays Jack’s former mentor and a leader of a boys school somewhere in remote Africa , and Jon Voight (you know, Angelina’s dad) plays a sleazy politico. I mean, it’s like the trifecta of casting coups, and I find it hard to believe that something entertaining and intriguing won’t come out of this delicious acting mix.

I suppose the biggest reason of all for checking back in with the series is that after a long hiatus– the show has been off the air for 18 months– absence has finally made my heart grow fonder for Jack Bauer and the moral catharsis his tattered, morally righteous and, yet, morally tenuous life provides.

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

Tyler Perry is being praised by social media users around the world after it was revealed he had picked up the tab for shoppers participating in the senior shopping hour at 44 Kroger locations and 29 Winn-Dixies. His identity was initially kept a secret by the store’s management, but shoppers were at complete disbelief when […]

The  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) just recently announced that Tony Bennett, the University of Virginia Head Men’s Basketball Coach will be honored with the 2020 John Lotz “Barnabas’ Award for his commitment to Christ, Integrity, and encouragement to others. “During this uniquely challenging basketball season, this outstanding leader has guided his players in matters […]

“Now is not the time to blame,” the comedian said. Hollywood actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is encouraging people to extend grace to President Donald Trump during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Last O.G.” star appeared on NBC’s “Today” where he addressed a number of things, one being a defense of Trump. A MESSAGE AMERICA NEEDS […]

Tim Tebow took his skills from the field to the pulpit to preach a sermon of redemption during a livestreamed Easter service by a church in Atlanta, Georgia. The football player preached during Passion City Church’s 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. “Jesus was forsaken on the cross, so you don’t have to be,” Tebow preached. […]