Personal disclaimer: Yeah, I can easily see that “24” contains elements that are a neocon’s wet dream: Terrorists are all-powerful, therefore we must shred the Constitution and torture as many people as we can in order to stop them. On the other hand, sorry, it’s a good TV show. I suppose the completely ridiculous and unbelievable plots remind me it’s just a TV show. Somehow, the producers manage to pull off the thrills before you notice how improbable and illogical it all is.

But some people are pointing out that it serves as propaganda. And on an even more sinister note, some are saying that the show desensitizes us to the use of torture, as if torture would ever actually work. I suppose they have a point. But sorry, I still enjoy watching it.