24: Live Another Day — “Edgar! Noooooooo!” – Dave Barry
When Dave “David” Barry ended his syndicated column in 2005 the world – nay, the world – became a little less funny, a little less weird, a little less filled with running commentary on the weirdly funny world that was the television series 24.
Except for that last part. Barry continued live-blogging the exploits of the Counter-Terrorism Unit (or ‘TCU’ for short; go Horned Frogs!) through the end of the series in 2010 and now the start and end of the series in 2014. No word on his commitment to live-blogging the next series finale in 2018, although we all wonder why 24 feels the need to sync with the World Cup.
Barry’s signature sense of humor1 is continually on display, albeit in a more abbreviated form, making many of these micro-recaps a far more entertaining way of watching 24 than watching 24.2 I myself dropped in and out of watching the series, but found myself well caught up by paging through Barry’s ‘coverage’ of the seasons I had ‘missed’.
Mr. Barry, wherever you are3 – you continue to do the Lord’s work.