The prisoner….

by AFK on November 19, 2009 · 3 comments

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prisoner revampLet me preface this rant by saying I enjoyed the first two hours of this series, but I think the only reason I did is because I was still a little high from watching Dr. Who: The Waters of Mars.

They could have taken this Prisoner remake two different ways either a modern day thriller a’la Jason Bourne, or they could have taken surrealism to a new level in this post Lynch world.

Instead we get something that doesn’t even try. We get a show that has been diluted to the point of pure drivel. We get a series of mildly amusing homages to the real Prisoner, a #6 who doesn’t have nearly cleverness that Patrick McGoohan had, and a #2 with no emotional depth. Neither character is able to preform the clever repartee that made the original so special.

There is just to much wrong with this new series for me to even put it all in this post (trust me, I tried and ended up with a short book). None the less, every person should watch it, if only so it becomes universally mocked and hated.

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  • Cap’n Carrot

    Okay, I just finished watching the entire mini-series in one sitting and I’ve got to agree. It took The Prisoner and turned it into The Thirteenth Floor.

  • MavMurdoc

    I finished it in one sitting myself yesterday. It was enjoyable for me (I haven’t seen the original yet), but it even felt “all-over-the-place” to me.

  • MavMurdoc

    And I wanted to add that even though I thought it was a fun view, it still felt like it was TRYING to be profound when all it really did was be vague.

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