Saturday, 15 August 2015

Data Base: Prison Break (2005 - 2009)

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Series Premiere29 August 2005
Series Finale15 May 2009
Genreaction, crime, drama
Country of OriginUSA
No. of seasons4 and a movie
No. of episodes81
Running Time42 min.
Developed byPaul Scheuring
StarringDominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller,  Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Sarah Wayne Callies, Wade Williams, William Fichtner
Guest Stars Worth MentioningMuse Watson, Marshall Allman, Leon Russom, Barbara Eve Harris, Stacy Keach, Robin Tunney


Clever and straight-forward Michael Scofield suddenly breaks all his patterns and lands himself in maximum security prison to safe his brother Lincoln Burrows from an unjustly death penalty. As the name of the show suggests, there's an elaborate break out plan and a group of inmates with unique skill sets and a budding sense of cameradery. Being the "nice guy" in prison also has its benefits when Michael enarmours Sarah Tancredi, the young and beautiful prison doc. In four seasons Prison Break tells the story of two brothers trying to uncover the conspirary behind Lincolns stint on death row.

Yay or Nay?

For anyone who loves a good deal of suspence, crime, and action this prison drama is just right. The ingenious plans of Michael Scofield and his amazing foresight will keep everyone at the edge of their seats. Especially season one will remain a masterpiece of television for many years to come. A good main cast of characters makes you root for the unlikeliest of people and conveys a sense of cameradery and collective achievement. There are also a few great relationships that really pull at your heart strings. While the show wears off a bit after season one (let's face it: how many times can you break out of prison and still keep it plausible and fresh?), it is still well worth it to keep watching, since there's a bigger picture behind it all. But careful: not everyone will come out alive! Yet, with a special live-action revival in the plans at FOX at the moment, I strongly suggest you take on this wild four-season ride!

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