Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Night at the Movies or TV Screen - Goodbye Prison Break!

I was going to do this post all about the season finales this past week and next week, but last night I watched the series finale of Prison Break and decided to concentrate on this show. I'm not going to post any spoilers, I don't want to ruin the finale for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

The show began in 2005 with Lincoln Burrows being accused of a murder he didn't commit. He was immediately sentenced to the electric chair. His younger brother, Michael Scoffield, races against time to stage a prison break to help him escape (since all legal avenues seemed like dead ends). Michael fakes a bank robbery in order to get arrested himself and join us brother. Michael is a genius and figured out a way to break out of the prison, but he had to be on the inside himself.

Along the way, he falls in love with the prison doctor and makes friendships with a mixed bag of criminals to help the brothers escape. They all manage to escape, but aren't quite as free as they thought they'd be. The next four seasons we learn that Lincoln was set up by "The Company" and they must stop the company in order for themselves not to spend the rest of their lives on the run.

The best season was probably season 1, but I did enjoy the following three seasons. FOX, sadly, canceled the show this season and allowed Prison Break a chance to return and end the story, which they did last night.

Like I said before I won't give away anything for those who haven't watched but I wanted to give a fond farewell to a show I enjoyed for the past four years and say goodbye to some wonderful characters and actors - Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, William Fichtner, Amaury Nolasco, Sarah Wayne Callies, and even Robert Knepper (who played the evil T-Bag to perfection).

The show was a great ride! Thank you for that!


  1. I'm so sad that it's over. I love this show!! But there really isn't anything else they can do...

  2. I know - they kind of reached the end of the line with it, but I'll still miss it.

  3. We watched it faithfully too. Even though I liked it I thought it had run it's course and was time to end. I also thought the first season was the best and I really didn't like the year (3rd season?) they were in the other prison in Mexico or wherever it was. It did come back after that though. I liked how some of the bad characters were able to redeem themselves and become likable. Without giving anything away, I did like most of the finale. In the last 15 minutes I guessed the very ending. It was fitting but I didn't like it, for obvious reasons! What did you think of it?

  4. I felt the same way Wrighty. I thought the ending all fit and really was perfect, but I was too sad at the end. I do understand why they did it that way, though. But, it doesn't mean I liked it :)

    I think the prison you were talking about was in Panama, maybe? Soma? I think that was the name of the jail and that was a disgusting season for alot of reasons.


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