My TiVo has had nine or ten episodes of Twenty-Four saved up for me for a long time now. I was going to just spend an hour watching my last Stargate, but Adam wanted to see something different and so I got started on 24…big mistake. 😛
The main plot has to do with a nuclear device in LA, the (stupid) subplots have to do with domestic abuse and a fiance who may also be a terrorist. Those were annoying, so I just skipped them. End result: the “real-time” eight hours I covered in about 3, while at points doing other work. Call it time travel, call it cheating death, either way, TiVo is useful.