First episode impressions: ‘24: Live Another Day’ (TV review)

“24: Live Another Day” (8 p.m. Central Mondays on Fox) comes along four years after the eighth season, but Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub slip back into their iconic characters of Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian like a glove. Although this ninth season – which will be 12 episodes instead of 24, although it’ll apparently skip some hours so it covers a full day – has all the old “24” clichés in place (indeed, Jack is out to stop the assassination of the prez, which is pretty much the same plot as Season 1), it also seems like a good outlet for dramatically exploring the issue of drone warfare.

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First episode impressions: ‘Continuum’ (TV review)

With “Fringe” winding down, “Continuum” (7 p.m. Central Mondays on Syfy) is a possible successor among sci-fi shows about the fight against futuristic totalitarian governments. Or is it? The premiere episode starts out that way, but by the end of the hour, one could argue that “Continuum” actually takes the side of the state against the freedom fighters.

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