24: Legacy

24: Legacy Fox Network Hits it Big

24: LegacyAfter the crushing defeat of the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl I decided to watch Fox Network’s premier of ’24: Legacy’. All I can say is, “What a great show!”

I was captivated from the start of the show and couldn’t wait until the next day to see the second part.  It didn’t let me down either.  The second episode aired on Monday, February 6, 2017 and continued to have me glued to the television.

‘Straight Outta Compton’ star Corey Hawkins impressed me with skills as the new ‘Jack Bauer’.  Admittedly, I wasn’t sure if anyone could replace Kiefer Sutherland but he did.  I also must commend Fox for how they created this show.  They used certain aspects from the previous series and incorporated new ideas for this series.

24: Legacy Synopsis

24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed.

To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto, ‘Homeland’), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She’s a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU (Counter Terrorist Unit) to support her husband, Sentor John Donovan (Jimmy Smits, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘The West Wing’), in his campaign for President of the United States.

Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “Who can we trust?” As they battle Bin-Khalid’s devotees, they must confront their own identities, families and pasts. (Taken from Fox Network, http://www.fox.com/24-legacy/article/about-the-show, February 7, 2017)


I can’t wait for the next episode next week. The only mistake I could see that Fox made was airing the first show after the super bowl.  If I wasn’t so into the 24: Legacy series I wouldn’t have stayed up to watch it and I imagine a great number of people didn’t.  If you were one of them watch it on demand and be ready for next week’s episode.  I know I will be!


Rating:  5.0/5.0