It's off to watch Episodes 3 & 4 of 24. Our friend* tapes all the shows on DVR, which is basically like TiVo; this allows us to watch the shows straight without having to waste time on all the commercials. It makes the show faster, more intense, and shorter. In other words, it basically causes 24 watchers to get that much more drawn into the show and therefore almost have heart attacks everytime someone suddenly gets blown up or shot at.
And it is SO worth it. Start from Season 1, Episode 1. Betcha can't watch just one!
* Our friend is of the type who enjoys shows such as The Bachelor or Beauty & The Geek. She hates action, drama, and politics. After months of persuasion, we convinced her to watch one measly episode. Within months, she was caught up and watching Season 4. Heh. :)