My most favorite television series (probably of all time! But that is my own opinion) is "24". It stars Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Baur - A Counter Terrorist Unit
agent out to "get the bad guys" and "save the world". But it all happens in real-time format. I like the idea, you can actually "follow" Jack wherever he goes, as he shoots people and gets caught in awkward situations. But he always manages to get out alive.
Imagine there is really a Jack Baur somewhere lurking in the hustling-bustling streets in Los Angeles, and fighting those terrorists coming into the country via Mexican borders? Man, the CTU makes Homeland Security look like a joke!
(I just wished they had spanned on the tv series!) Only nine seasons? WTF?