Getting my mitts on US TV show pilots…

I’ve got my hands on a few previews of upcoming American TV series, and I’m planning to plough my way through them over the next few days. First up is 24. Kiefer Sutherland stars in this high-concept piece of TV programming. The series contains 24 episodes, each one is in real time and occupies one hour of one day. In the first episode the Counter Terrorist Unit of LA hears about a potential threat on a US senator, who may or may not have something to hide. In the meantime, our hero’s daughter has gone missing.

Watch out for this series, because it’s pretty damn good. It’s fast-paced, uses a lot of split screen techniques to keep you informed as to what’s happening at any one time and it’s pretty involving. My main anxiety is that people won’t be prepared to spend nearly six months watching one tight and short story – and that we’ll get bored of Kiefer’s clothing.