You know, I have no idea why I haven’t been watching 24 as regularly as many other americans. I also wonder why i never watched west wing with as much regularity. I chalk it up to never knowing when either show was on. But I certainly can say that I know why they’ve been such popular shows: a)Writing–apparently they’re quite good and b)despite the number of terrorist attacks on america in every single season of 24, both shows provide a more positive look to how america could be. Aside from last season, 24 has been kind of consistent with having a black presidential hopeful or black president. on west wing there was a Democrat president to guide us through the dark night of our present reality. they’re both an alternate reality that i’d like to be apart of.