Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) returns to CTU as an impending nuclear bomb explosion threatens southern California. The President (Dennis Haysbert) must rely on Jack's help to prevent WWIII.
While the writing is not as good as Season One, this is still the best series on TV. Kiefer Sutherland is outstanding as the intrepid secret agent who overcomes all adversities with the help of computers, cell phones, and his trusty CTU pals, Tony and Michelle. David Palmer and his manipulative ex-wife are back as well, as is Jack's nemesis from last season, Nina. Rounding out the superb supporting cast are Jude Ciccolella and Glenn Morshower as Chief of State Mike Novick and Agent Pierce.
The weak link this season is the storyline involvong Jack's daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert), who is surely the most annoying character on TV. She's onscreen half of the time and yet nothing she does affects the main plot; she's just a time-filler. Kim is unbelievably stupid, weak, and whiny and I want to fast forward whenever I see her.
The production values are high and the series feels like a good feature film. It's tense and exciting with several shockingly graphic torture scenes. There are occasional commentaries, deleted scenes, and some behind-the-scenes features.