New hero, same old day: “24: Legacy” returns a time-worn franchise to TV with a fresh face

Corey Hawkins in "24: Legacy" (Credit: Fox)

Amazing, the way Fox’s “24” franchise seems to jump onto our radar just in the nick of time. Here we are at the dawn of a new administration, led by a president who is under the mistaken impression that torture works, and has casual conversations with his cable news hype man about waterboarding.

The original “24,” the one with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), served up brutality as entertainment. In the franchise’s reboot, “24:...

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