I brought up the idea below to benefit folsk who missed the opening to the new season. From an e-mailer, WRS, in Atlanta:
I agree with your assessment of 24. If you get any good suggestions on how to catch the first episode, please post an update. Our house got struck by lightning on Friday, wiping out our DirectTV until Monday. I’ve got Monday’s episode sitting in TIVO until I satisfy myself that seeing Sunday’s episode is a lost cause.
Now that’s bad luck.
How hard can it be to run a pay-for-view version? Well, the folks with DVD rights will object, so they have to be paid, but the DVDs won’t be out for a long time, so there’s got to be a deal there.