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Prison Break ongoing thread

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Patrick Sun, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    FYI: The 1st couple of episodes of Prison Break will on today on Fox, 8 p.m. EDT. It's Fox's way to get a head start of the fall season.
     
  2. Rakesh.S

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    I'm fired up about this show..It'll be very very hard for me to not like it.

    Also, I suspect this thread is going to explode over the next 2-3 days [​IMG]

    The 2-hour pilot will encore on Sept. 1st, for those of you that cannot watch it tonight.
     
  3. Marc Bax

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    I saw the first half of tonight's 2 episode premiere awhile back and was quite impressed. If you're able to suspend disbelief you should be entertained. Hopefully it'll be a hit and help make Monday's on FOX a force to be reckoned with (for the sake of Arrested Development). Either way I suggest everyone give it a try. Episode 2 may be even better since I don't believe Brett Ratner directed it.
     
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    I'll probably watch this, if only because the outside shot of the bank they show in the promo is down the street from my old apartment. It was jarring to see it when I saw the promo for the first time.
     
  5. Rakesh.S

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    I hope they air this tonight as scheduled and that it doesn't get pre-empted with news coverage(yes, i know it's a sensitive issue).

    There's no telling what'll happen with the crappy Sinclair affiliate here, so my fingers are crossed.
     
  6. Glenn Overholt

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    Marc, can you tell us a little about what this is about? The few previews that I've seen don't say much.

    Glenn
     
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    Brother A robs a bank in order to be sent to federal prison. The same prison that Brother B is in and that he designed.
    Brother A has extensive tattoos of info about the prison and intends to bust them out.
     
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    I'll check it out simply because "John Doe" is a main character.

    Come to think of it, all of my new show interests this season are because of the actors, rather than any knowledge of the show. Huh.
     
  9. Glenn Overholt

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    Ok then, the obvious -- is this going to be a TV version of Shawshank, or will the stories change prisons every week?

    I can't imagine spending an entire 24 weeks watching 2 people setting up a prison break. That sounds like a copy of "Lost" - and if so, forget it!

    Glenn
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    I imagine the prison break just sets up the storylines later in the season, so I wouldn't be so bleak about it, plus, it has some good positive buzz going for it.
     
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    When I first heard the premise of "Lost" last summer, I was underwhelmed.

    I thought, "Okay, this is going to be cross between the movie 'Cast Away' and 'Lord of the Flies,' it can't possibly be sustained for multiple seasons."

    Well...we soon learned that the show wasn't just about being stranded on an island and the problems it causes...indeed it was about much more than that.

    At first, I thought this show was going to be like the Sylvester Stallone movie "Lock-Up," but I get the sense that there will be more going on than that.

    I am not a fan of prison dramas. While I enjoyed "Shawshank Redemption" I don't think it is one of the "greatest movies ever" like some people I know.

    I think "Prison Break" looks and sounds interesting. It sounds more like "24" than "Lost."

    I set a season pass in TiVo yesterday for the show.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/televis...on-break_x.htm
     
  12. Rakesh.S

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    That is a huge spoiler [​IMG]

    They haven't even revealed that, and we're 40 mins into the show.

    Thanks for ruining it.
     
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    Yeah I can't believe he didn't put that in spoiler tags since it's the "big twist" at the end of the episode.
     
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    Let's not be nasty. I didn't know it was a spoiler, having not seen the show. It was printed in Entertainment Weekly's review of the show in last week's magazine. Though they aren't the only magazine or newspaper to mention it in their review.
     
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    Entertainment Weekly ALWAYS publishes spoilers..didn't you get that from the spoiler you already posted?
     
  16. Patrick Sun

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    Okay, folks, let's be more careful about spoilers (i.e., if it hasn't aired, then put the tidbits in spoiler text).

    What happened to Robin Tunney, her face has an awfully ruddy complexion nowadays.

    Glad to see Sarah Wayne Callies get some work. Liked her from "Tarzan".

    Obviously the "Michael Scofield" identity is probably someone who recently died with the credential alluded to in the 2 episodes, but Linc's brother must have another name. I would have thought an AFIS fingerprint match would turn up Linc's brother's ID, but he's probably not in the system, same with Michael Schofield, but he happened to be diabetic, and Linc's brother had to fake that affliction to keep up his Schofield ID.
     
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    Didn't really bother me as I already knew the twist but I do think it's wise to use spoiler tags when in doubt.

    On another note I found it a bit odd that in the version of the pilot I saw when they're going through intake the prisoners were all naked, but in the broadcast they had on briefs. Not that I miss the male nudity but it makes me wonder if the show was supposed to be on FX or pay cable originally.
     
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    Very good show. I've been primed to see this for a while now and it lived up to my expectations quite well. [​IMG]

    Some of the plot details left me a bit hazy though, like what was with the oraghami(sp) angle, and why did Schofield drop that magazine, or whatever that was, down the drain?

    The show also had a very OZ feel to it I thought. I'm glad that i'll have something to watch again on Monday night's, filling in the spot left vacant when I stopped watching Las Vegas.
     
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    Excellent start. Really enjoyed it

    He put the oragahmi down the drain to see if it led to the yard and the magazine was there to block it
     
  20. Inspector Hammer!

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    Ahh, thanks, Joey, that makes sense. [​IMG]
     

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