May 31, 2010 12:00 PM

>You can’t say FOX’s 24 has covered much ground: With the series’ finale May 24, that’ll be a total of eight days in eight seasons. And counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) has seemed as stuck in a rut as anyone on Mad Men. Except he gets really mad: In these last weeks, he’s like a special-ops Sweeney Todd, slicing up enemies. The two-hour conclusion brings no genuine shocks, but 24 remains a post-9/11 landmark: “If you see something, say something,” daringly packaged as TV entertainment. []

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