Last September, I had just finished watching Season 3 of “24” on DVD and decided to dip my toe into the lucrative Drinking Game market. In about 20 minutes, I scratched out this post for my 24 Drinking Game.
I didn’t get many eyeballs on this post, per usual, but I did notice that it would turn up regularly in Google searches… at least a couple per week since then.
But this year, it’s suddenly gone off the scale (by my humble standards). Since 1/6, I’ve had 50 hits from Google on this post, obviously due to the run-up to yesterday’s premiere of “24”-Season 8. The vast majority of them were from the last 5 days. At least a third of them were from England and another third from other places in Europe. Either they really enjoy Jack Bauer in the Olde Country, or they’re just looking for a new way to get drunk.
But not one of them has commented. Humph!
Last night I figured I’d have a look at the how the Game stacks up in Season 8. Normally the series doesn’t really get cooking until at least a couple episodes in, so I wasn’t expecting a lot of hits. I was actually pleasantly surprised.
Dammit! = 3
Chloe has awkward conversation = 1
Chloe scowls = 3
We have no choice = 1
So in the 2-hour premiere there were 8 drinking points by my count. Some of them are judgment calls, especially when it comes to Chloe. Everything she says is “awkward” and a scowl is her default expression. I was awarding a drink for anything beyond the normal awkward scowl.
I was pleasantly surprised by the “Dammit” count and the early appearance of “We don’t have a choice”. Fast out of the gate, this season…
We’ll see how tonight’s 2-hour follow-up stacks up.
Please feel free to add any new prospective drinking points, in comments.
Or I’ll send Jack Bauer to hunt you down and beat it out of you.