Time Zone

The Guardian’s Charlie Porter on obsession-inducing 24.

“Most of us never expected to get caught up in a series that covers essentially the same ground as an average Tom Clancy novel … but in 24, where a clock at the bottom of the screen proves that in each episode we see an hour’s worth of real-time action, the subject matter is almost irrelevant – we’d watch golf if it was done with the same suspense.”