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After leading a mission to eliminate terrorist leader Ibrahim Bin-Khalid, Eric Carter returns to the U.S. and finds out that he and his squad mates are targeted for assassination in retaliation for Bin-Khalid's death. With nowhere else to turn, Carter asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
I really wanted to love this series as I loved 24. What I can't get over is this show is on the same channel as the original so you would think it would follow the regular and be as intense and real as the prior. This is not the case. Some parts look so fake it takes away from the intensity of the show. The acting is just mediocre but I think that's more the writing. None of the characters seem real. I think the writers followed Kiefer over to channel 7 as designated survivor has been great.
While 24 was diversified and even before it's time by having a black president then a women president this show tries to hard to make sure everyone is represented but still has the stereo typical villains. The thing that bothers me the most though is there are no " oh sh*t " moments. In 24 there where those moments that jumped out and just changed what I was thinking. Some even blew me away. You don't get that here as it is fairly predictable and there are no surprises.
It's a show living on the reputation of the prior and doesn't feel like it needs to work that hard when it fact it needs to work twice as hard to prove itself. I will stick it out this year but will not be watching after that.
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