Why is 24 the only recent show to have used split screen frequently and successfully? It’s such a great stylistic tool and it’s really underused.

Is it because the technique was used in so many bad films from the 1970s? Or is it like subtitles to most people? I don’t know, but it should be used more.

(And no, I don’t think 24 is a great show. But it is an entertaining show, and that goes a long way.)