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Prison Break
March 30, 2017 - 3:02 pm
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So I'm about halfway through the original Prison Break's run, getting ready for the show's return, and I gotta say - it's a great show. It's fast, entertaining, and full of colorful, watchable bad guys. It's like the sequel to Con Air we never got, or more accurately, akin to a wrestling show where everybody is a heel and the joy is in seeing how bad guys interact with each other.

Wentworth Miller is awesome, his calm and assured voice and demeanor remind me of Christopher Reeve (or Brandon Routh) and I mean that as a compliment. He's able to convey intelligence and mysteriousness equally, and it's a really captivating central performance (even though Dominic Purcell inexplicably gets first billing). William Fichtner shows up in season 2 as basically Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive, but manages to make his character and demeanor entirely different even as he's barking orders to his team and local cops. I finally get why people love this guy. Oh, and i've heard so many people talk about "T-Bag" for years, I'm glad I finally get to see this great character - he's equal parts funny and sad and grotesque, and I don't know if it's just the writing or Rob Knepper's incredible performance (or both), but he's better than Hannibal Lector. There, I said it.

I hear this show seriously jumps the shark and I guess I'll find out for myself in the next few weeks as I get through it, but for now I'm loving it. If anyone has any thoughts I'd love to hear them.

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