Howard Gordon interviewed on worst 24 decisions

Interesting interview with Howard Gordon where he is asked about some of the worst decisions on the show.

Zap2it: What was your worst decision?
Howard Gordon:
“I feel as though the story made a very wrong turn in season 6. I don’t think the idea of Jack’s family was a wrong turn, but I think the way we accelerated the story was wrong, and we paid for it the balance of the year. That, to me, is one of the narrative gaps I don’t think we ever quite recovered from. We did, on an episode-by-episode basis,or on a certain arc-by-arc basis, but the DNA of the season never really recovered from it.

“Honestly, other than that, I’m remarkably free of regrets, because even the moments that one would imagine we’d regret — like the cougar or amnesia or shooting JoBeth Williams in the leg, the moments people would point to as being gaffes — I have to say, they occurred in moments when the story needed them to happen. They were really just collateral damage of the real-time conceit.”

Zap2it: Since each season takes place over one day, people are often in the same clothes for many episodes, if not the whole season. What was the worst wardrobe choice?
Howard Gordon:
“One of the worst wardrobe decisions would probably be Dana Walsh [played by Katee Sackhoff] this year, wearing what looked like a sleeveless cocktail dress. That’s probably up there. CTU agents aren’t supposed to be like that.”

Read the full interview over at Zap2It

8 Comments

Tell us something we don’t no HoGo. At least your finally admitting it.

WHAT ABOUT THE KILLING OF RENEE WALKER BEING YOUR BIGGEST MISTAKE GORDON

Ah.! Those aren’t his biggest mistakes.! KILLING RENEE WAS.!!!!!!!!!

Killing Renee Walker = worst mistake the show runner has ever done.

WHAT ABOUT THE KILLING OF RENEE WALKER BEING YOUR BIGGEST MISTAKE GORDON

The worst decision you ever made, Howard, is to introduce Alan Wilson in S7 finale and just drop the storyline totally in S8. That’s terribly worst!!!

Gordon-the worst is ending the show.trust me.

That Bauer family storyline in season 6 was handled very poorly : I didn’t buy that they were family members and I felt that the actors didn’t connect in the scenes. This was the greatest weakness of season 6.

Oh, and the whole Dana Walsh character in season 8 was all wrong.

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