I never watched 24 before this year. But I finally gave in and was pretty much hooked from the first episode.
Then I read this profile of the show's creator in the new issue of The New Yorker*, and I may never watch the show again.
*Yes, The New Yorker.
UPDATE: Joel Surnow, the 24 creator referenced above, has a news-spoof show on Fox, a (cough, cough) conservative answer to The Daily Show.
Watch a clip on YouTube, if you dare.
If, as they say, dying is easy and comedy is hard, well, they took the easy route.
(h/t: Comedy Central.)