Totally forgot my last blog was still a day behind, so here’s yet another catch-up blog.

This is the 24th blog, although not on the 24th day. I’m a huge fan of the show 24, hence the post title. It’s a great example of how a premise for a series can be repeated whilst exhibiting significant changes in each story to keep it fresh and exciting. Each season has a distinctly different threat, and even Bauer’s situation changes… Unlike, say, the Bond films, most of which get a bit samey. They only thing that changes there is his face (I have multiple in-canon ideas behind this, but I’ll save that for another time).

Another good example of the same premise changing enough to stay fresh is, of course, the Harry Potter books: each year is another year at school, we know Voldemort wants him dead, and that something is bound to be dodgy within Hogwarts itself, but that’s pretty much where the similarities between books finish. Rowling then sprinkles each with enough originality to make each book stand apart from the rest.

Both are proof that you can revisit the same characters without placing them in wildly different situations every time.

Until tomorrow!

Dave

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