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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Are you wearing Johnny's class ring?!!?

I know that no one who reads my blog follows the show 24, but seeing as I have an incredible platform with this blog and the (potential) ability to influence and manipulate millions of readers, I must express my feelings on my favorite tv show. On the whole this has been another awesome season. Excellent show last night, despite the fact that it was relatively low on action. The intrigue of the politics is fascinating. And those dang Chinese always seem to be one step ahead of the game.

One complaint, however, that I must express: Can we please lose the Valley High, adolescent behavior of CTU? I am becoming increasingly irritated by the fact that nobody at CTU can do their job without finding some petty reason to bicker with someone else. And in most cases it takes a "If you are supposed to be going to the dance with me on Saturday night why were you talking to Suzie in the hall" type of tone.

Exasperating! Grow up and do your jobs! Or at the very least the writers need to write in some grown up problems and issues.....But then again.....maybe adolescent behavior is more normative for adults these days. Are the writers of 24 merely reflecting the immaturity of adult society in the United States???


Melody said...

lol, I don't think relationships change much after highschool...more so since most people (esepcially those in TV land) don't get married and live the rest of their life with that person...they keep going with the whole dating scene...and as long as that's where you're at, you're not going to get away from the stuff that goes with it.

Jonathan Erdman said...

as long as that's where you're at, you're not going to get away from the stuff that goes with it.

That's a darn good point. A certain maturity and focus comes with gutting it out with one person for umpteen numbers of years. Most of us are in the Reverse Pinocchio Scenario: Chasing down the Blue Fairy and saying, "I wanna' be a real adult!!" But the only way to be a real grown up is to get beat down by marriage and family.

ktismatics said...

I must say, this last comment, jejune and puerile though it may be, gives me pause at many levels.

Jonathan Erdman said...

Thanks. I appreciate that.

I've been told I'm the most puerilest blogger on the web. I've also been told by many sources that I jejune better than anyone else they have ever seen.

Melody said...

lol...the puerilest?
[whispered]My mom taught me to look up words I don't know the meaning of, it'll help with that[/whispered]

I don't know that getting married is the only way to be a "real" adult (I hope it isn't!), that wasn't really what I meant by my comment.

I just think the dating scene as it exists in modern America does not lend itself to mature interactions.

Jonathan Erdman said...

I know that you didn't mean it that way, but that has never stopped me before!

Of course, don't you notice a general battle-weariness in those who have been married for a while? It's like interacting with a marine who has seen combat - you sense there is a loss of innocence. Perhaps getting married is like partaking of the forbidden fruit. After that, everything changes and the world just isn't the same place that it used to be.

Melody said...

You make it sound so traumatic.

ktismatics said...

I refuse to be baited.

Raptor said...

(I need to preface my comments by saying I have not seen a single episode of 24.)

My guess is that the high school storyline/drama is more entertaining than a strategtic discussion of tatics, techniques, and countermeasures to potential threats.

And to build on your marine-marriage example; Combat serves to sharpen the senses, and then we use our experience to wage psychological warfare on single people. :)