|Last appeared:||May 24, 2013|
I'm Simon, and have been a big fan of 24 since 2004 when I saw Season 4 (about episode 3/4 - Sky One was having a marathon!). I usually go by the internet name of "RetiredZimon", so if you see that anywhere, it's me.
I am a UK viewer of 24. I live in South Yorkshire, England. My biggest claim to 24 fame is meeting Carlos Bernard at the Season 7 Region 2 DVD release party at HMV on Oxford Street, London, on 19 October 2009. What's more, three copies of the Season 1-7 boxset were available to be won upon answering a tough question about the show. Naturally I put my hand up and came home with the 48-disc set, signed by Tony Almeida himself! I also got a photograph with the man.
I am an administrator on this Wiki. If you have any issues I am online at least once every day - feel free to leave a message on my talk page.
|Favourite Recurring Character: Aaron Pierce|
|Aaron Pierce Rocks! He always manages to come at the right time to save everyone's ass!|
|Favourite Regular Character: David Palmer|
|Palmer was my favourite character from the start: it killed me when he was assassinated!|
|Favourite Regular Character: Bill Buchanan|
|Buchanan replaced Palmer after he died as my favourite character. He helped Jack out on numerous occasions - what a great guy! I want to kill these bastards.|
|Least Favourite Character: Lisa Miller|
|She just irratated the hell out of me... I just thought she was a shit actress! And the whole affair storyline with VP Daniels was ridiculous.|
|Worst Character Change: Wayne Palmer: Season 5 - Season 6|
|In Days 3 & 5, Wayne Palmer was great! He was a real action guy, especially helping Jack in Day 5. But what a stupid President in Day 6 - worst decision in 24.|
|Favourite Season: Day 2|
|It's a real toss-up between Day 2 and 3, but I'd have to pick Day 2. The return of Jack, David Palmer as the President, Kim and the cougar (LOL!), George Mason going nuclear, the shocking return of Nina (and of Sherry), its all great! Also, Tobin Bell (Peter Kingsley) was a great actor for the bad guy!|
|Least Favourite Season: Day 6|
|It's not that I thought it was bad... I could never think 24 was bad! It just didn't live up to the standards of the others. Some bad storylines, thats all (i.e. Wayne Palmer as President (see above), the Lisa Miller/Noah Daniels storyline, Curtis' death etc.)|
|Favourite Episode: Day 2 10:00pm-11:00pm|
|This episode just had it all: the death of a great character, the sad goodbye between Jack and Kim, the nuclear explosion... this episode epitomises why I love 24.|
|Favourite Silent clock: Ryan Chappelle's death|
|This has to be the saddest and most moving silent clock there has been on the show in my opinion, made more so by the lack of a split screen as the episode came to an end...|
Fan fiction Edit
I wrote a short story about Jack and his heroin addiction that can be read here.
I'm currently in the process of writing my first full 24 fan fiction: it's set between Days 3-4, starts at 3:00am and involves storylines such as:
- Jack's aftermath of being fired by Erin Driscoll and beating his heroin addiction
- The seperation of Paul and Audrey Raines
- Edgar Stiles starting work at CTU
- Driscoll settling into her job at CTU
- The mystery of what happened to Tom Baker
- Jack getting his job with Secretary Heller
Here is an extact, the opening section to the novel.
|“|| Jonathan sleepily began up the stairs. He had been called by a room at the hotel where he worked. They wanted some food. At 3 a.m.? He wondered why they needed food at such a ridiculous time, but he was glad they had called him; it helped to keep him alert. He was the only person working tonight: the hotel didn’t really need more than one person manning the desks at this time of night. Just as he reached the first flight of stairs, a blonde man with his shirt unbuttoned ran past him. “There’s some guys breaking into a car downstairs, c’mon!” the man yelled. Jonathan was taken aback: nothing this exciting ever happened. He was reasonably well built, and he thought that with the help of the man he was following they could extinguish any break-ins that might be happening.
The two men reached the front of the hotel, Jonathan getting there first. He was more alert than Jack Bauer who had just been sleeping. That was bad news for him. One of the men breaking into the car was keeping watch of the hotel. As soon as he heard the tone of the doors opening, he fired a shot from his pistol. Jonathan was dead instantly. At the sound of the gun, Jack slid round the corner of the hotel. The men had not seen him. He uncovered his gun from his trouser pocket, and spun around the edge of the door, only to find the car half way down the door. He cursed, then cursed louder as he stood in some glass. He glared at his foot; a particularly large piece had wedged himself in it. What a great way to start the day.
Thanks for reading Edit
So as I guess you can tell from all this, I am obsessed with 24. Other TV shows I enjoy are *deep breath* Lost, Alias, House, Mad Men, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Prison Break, Studo 60 on the Sunset Strip, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Would I Lie to You?, My Name is Earl, Max and Paddy, Phoenix Nights, Family Guy, Spaced aaand Scrubs!
If you'd like to contact me, leave a comment on my talk page. Thanks for reading!
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