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Prison Break is a crazy TV show now enjoying it's...”

Written on: 18/01/2007 by The Daddy (70 reviews written)

Good Points
Highly entertaining plot
Larger than life characters
Well cast
It's on Channel 5

General Comments
Prison Break is a crazy TV show now enjoying it's second series on Channel 5. The show does exactly what it says on the tin and is about a motley bunch of cons trying to break out of Foxriver Prison.

It's an interesting and far fetched premise. The main stars are Michael (Miller) and Linc (Purcell) who are both brothers. Linc has been framed for a murder he didn't commit (the victim isn't even dead) and is serving time in Foxriver. To make matters worse the supposed victim is the brother of the US President. With this being America, Linc is on death row and just waiting to get his brain frazzled by a few thousand electronic vaults. Luckily, his younger brother is on hand to initiate an unlikely rescue.

Michael is a architect/genius and somehow, unbeknown to the authorities, is the man who designed the Foxriver slammer. The series begins with Michael intentionally bothcing an armed robbery, this is so he will be incarcerated in Foxriver with Linc. As Michael designed the prison he knows the route of escape (he has the plan tatooed on his body) and with this in mind he and Linc set the escape plan in motion.

Obviously things don't run exactly smoothly as other cons realise something is going down and want a piece of the action.

This is where we meet the great characters, although the brothers are the heroes, the characters who will keep you entertained are the supporting stars. These include Sucrae, a Latino cell mate of Michael's, John Abruzzi (Italian American mafia don), T-Bag (vile yet comic sex offender) and a host of others - and thats just the inmates. Prison guard Bellick is the eptiome of evil and Prison Chief 'The Pope' is the firm but fair governor of Foxriver.

As well as the break out there are a host of subplots as well. Linc's ex girlfriend is on the outside trying to clear his name, his son LJ is constantly in hot water and two mysterious CIA agents are hell bent on covering up the non-assasination of the Presidents brother. Confused? You will be, but it is one of the best things on TV and too good to miss.


Series 2: Contains spoilers if you haven't seen Series One:

The Inmates are over the wall and on the run in the conclusion to series one and series two concentrates on the manhunt to bring them back to the Big House. Former Invasion star William Fichtner is FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone who (along with a non co-operative Pope and Bellick) is the man attempting to reel in the escapees. The first episode has just gone on on Channel 5 and by all accounts this run will top the explosive first series. If you haven't seen Prison Break yet then get the S1 Boxset and then start watching S2 on Channel 5 - Mondays at 10pm. It's so good even The Wife likes it!!!!

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