Thursday, February 23, 2017
24 LEGACY, WHERE IS JACK BAUER?
ICHEOKU says the fact of the matter is that there can only be one Jack Bauer and Keith Sunderland is that Jack Bauer and no other person can ever be Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer can only be imitated but can never be duplicated or replicated. Icheoku says millions of fans know Jack Bauer and Jack Bauer is our heroic 24 icon. The current super hero guy Eric Carter, is no Jack Bauer, admitted he is trying mightily to fill such a very big giant shoes left by the real Jack Bauer. His personality and demeanor, especially coming so soon after the relationship many fans had developed with Jack Bauer, an alpha macho male numero uno, is to say the least not a convincing enough fit for the role he is currently playing.
Jack Bauer is a bad guy who goes after bad guys as it takes one to know one and feet same out. Jack Bauer that goes to the end of the earth to protect us against enemies, both foreign and domestic; terrorists who want to do us harm and he is ruthless and likes to whack people - he shoots first and then ask questions later. Hie mien and looks has attached him to us and no 24, whether Legacy or not, can ever be complete without Jack Bauer playing his role and doing what he does best, tracking the bad guys and putting a hole right inside their head or puck-shot them through their hearts. The only consolation many fans all over have is their conviction that Jack Bauer will be reintroduced sometime down the road after a negotiated release from the Chinese or is it the Russians. It has been such a long time since the last episode aired.
ICHEOKU says the new fill-in guy is okay, just that he does not have that masculinity appeal that Jack Bauer has; and he runs like a sissy, girlie man rather than a chivalry who is leading or charging with the cavalry. Eric Carter is tall, handsome and fires his guns right, but he does not have that killer instinct personality and demeanor. Icheoku has tried ceding to him a smooth operator, mean and ruthless killer; but Jack Bauer's larger than life image is on the way and try as Icheoku may, this guy is not cutting it, may be not just yet. He does not possess that picture of a fighter who is ready to do whatever it takes to keep us safe from those terrorists. Jack Bauer had such a presence that many people were beginning to attach to him a real life person actually fighting a real war against terrorists. He assumed a real life hero status as many actually thought that what he is acting is actually a real life situational issues.
Icheoku had a 24 Legacy discussion with another fan who suggested that even Eric Carter's drug dealing brother would have been a better fit for the Jack Bauer's role; and agreed with Icheoku that Eric who has a funny sissy way of running might even be gay. But hey, a fan of 24 Icheoku is and remains; and regardless of who is saving us from those wild-eyed terrorists, will always tune in every Monday 8.00 pm on Fox television to stay thrilled and be amazed. Icheoku likes the shooting scenes a lot and Eric Carter is one expert shot; and also the cat and mouse game of deception and magical elusiveness of those terrorists from the dragnets of security. Did that student die on the hospital bed? What happened to the senator's dad who betrayed those soldiers? Was that list recovered before they were activated? All the answers will ensure that Icheoku tunes in to find out; but overall and so far a good 24, provided Jack Bauer will come back or at least make even a cameo appearance.