From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Here’s one reason to be proud to be an American: No matter how deep the recession, no matter how hopeless the situation, we can rest assured that there will always be enough money in the budget to blow things up for entertainment purposes.

Rare is the series that doesn’t have collateral damage. "Trauma," "Sons of Anarchy," "FlashForward" — they’re all upping the pyrotechnic ante. Even "Desperate Housewives" devastated Wisteria Lane with a plane crash.

Impressive, yes. But those are the kinds of situations Jack Bauer eats for breakfast.

"24" is back, and although Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) toys with the idea of settling down and enjoying the quiet life with his granddaughter, he is soon prevailed upon to save Western Civilization. Again.

He narrowly escaped death when he was exposed to a bioagent last season. But thanks to daughter Kim’s generous donation of stem cells, he’s all better, 18 months later.

A former informant tracks down Jack in New York and draws him into a plot to kill a Mideast leader. President Hassan ("Slumdog Millionaire’s" Anil Kapoor) is about to sign a groundbreaking anti-nuclear treaty with Madame President Alison Taylor (Cherry Jones) at the United Nations. Peace is at stake!

The new season of ’24’ debuts Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. on WFLD, channel 12, in Chicago, Day 8: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. On Monday, two new episodes will air beginning at 7:00 PM.

Is Jack Bauer terrorist or savior? Just as long as he’s fictional, I love the show, and plan to tune in every week.