The first episode of season 8 was one of the most interesting premiers in all seasons. We saw pressure in the government, a mysterious group of people trying to kill president Hassan, the Iranian president, and of course Jack Bauer, retired from his old job, trying to build a good relationship with his daughter Kim, and his granddaughter Teri.
I was also thrilled from the remake of CTU, because it reminded of the old one, except for the fact that it was like 100 times cooler. This episode was sure not a cheap way to go for 24. It consisted of some great special effects, like expected, and a story that makes you curious about what's happening next.