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LanTheWarder
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on: September 09, 2008, 03:43:33 PM

Speaking of shows with a 1 season story arc that were dragged on forever.

I give you Prison Break... Will anyone admit to still watching this?
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Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 03:44:16 PM

Stopped a couple episodes into season 2  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 04:03:12 PM

I still watch this show.  They tend to draw out the season, but that's part of the whole hook.  Every episode has a cliffhanger to it, it seems.  Season 2 wasn't too bad because at least it was a short season.  The new season finally has them goiing after the big baddies. 
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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 05:00:56 PM

I couldn't make it through one episode.

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Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 07:49:12 AM

I still watch this, only because I've watched them all until now. I struggled through the end of Season 2 and most of Season 3 because the writing is so preposterous, but there's just something compelling about it. There are moments of awesome, surrounded by lots of stupid.

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Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 08:17:20 AM

I never got past the absurdity of being able to travel from Panama to Chicago in about an hour by boat.  It's like the writer used to be a Dungeon Master when he was a kid and never wanted to bother with traveling between dungeons.  "Ok, you're there now!"

Edit: Oh yeah, and being arrested, arraigned, tried, convicted and sentenced for a crime all in the same day.  Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 03:02:54 PM

OMFG I JUST WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE OF S4 AND IT BURNS IT BURNS MAKE IT STOP PLEEEASE!




I read somewhere that whoever created this monster intended it as 40-odd espisodes. They get out prison, they escape, they live happily ever after. That would have made it an awesome show.
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Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 04:36:42 PM

I didn't mind season 3, I found the prison environment a lot more interesting than in season 1, though the fact that it only took them 13 episodes to break out instead of 22 definitely helped.  Though that is after you get past the "why are we breaking out of another prison again" line of thinking.

Season 4 is complete  swamp poop so far and keeps getting worse as each episode gets by.

I really think they are coming up with the story on a episode by episode basis instead of putting the first amount of thought into it.  If the series was only the first two season I would be happy with it.
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Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 04:54:24 PM

OMFG I JUST WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE OF S4 AND IT BURNS IT BURNS MAKE IT STOP PLEEEASE!

The most ridiculous thing was how merely being in the vicinity of a murder instantly meant "you are facing jail time" and in each case, the person instantly believed they were facing jail time. Very little explanation was given as to why (DNA evidence? witness statements?). Nobody seemed to bother protesting their innocence.

The writers also seem to have forgotten that the two main characters - Scofield and Burrows - were totally and publicly cleared of what they were originally jailed for. They were imprisoned again in Panama under Panamanian law, but that should be irrelevant. Yet in the USA, the legal system suddenly started treating them as repeat offenders, as if they were never cleared of the original US crimes.

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Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 02:10:44 PM

Schofield attempted armed robbery, also broke a whole bunch of murderers, psychos and mafia bosses out of jail, and didn't get cleared of any of that.

Sara was also involved in the escape.

There is very little that Sucre isn't guilty of.

Not-Christopher-Walken was implicated in all sorts of shit, not least killing the guy under his bird bath.


Burrows is the only one with a sort of clean record, and that is if you don't count escaping from a federal penitentary.


I thought the stupidest part was 'oh, SONA burned down, and yeah, everyone is here now'.

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Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008, 06:07:05 PM

I thought the stupidest part was 'oh, SONA burned down, and yeah, everyone is here now'.

Stupid company using a helicopter to break someone out of Sona when plain old fire did the trick :P
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Reply #11 on: December 19, 2008, 07:42:45 PM

Still going, brain tumours and all. Scylla looks like a piece that broke off an old games console.

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Reply #12 on: December 19, 2008, 07:49:02 PM

You look for logic. There is none. It is pulp. There is no reason for logic. It is about impossible plot twists, stupid contrivances, eviler-than-evil villains, and impossible odds.

Clearly, what it needs is five more Sara's. But they seem to have written them all out except her.
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Reply #13 on: December 19, 2008, 07:59:49 PM

Is that the same Sara who's head was cut off at one point, only to be revealed two season later: Nevermind!  Wasn't really her!  Our mistake!

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Reply #14 on: December 21, 2008, 12:14:43 AM

Yep, that one. The reason given was that the hardened convict and criminal "didn't look that close at the head" of the girl his brother loved. Whatever. Everyone knew it was contract negotiations. :)
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Reply #15 on: December 21, 2008, 12:44:45 AM

A great show.  Shame it stopped at the end of Season 3.  Although I'm kinda glad in a way, 3 seasons was probably the most you could get from it and you'd be extremely stupid to try and keep milking the cow.

The First Season was brilliance.

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Reply #16 on: December 24, 2008, 04:18:56 AM

After suffering through season 4 and wishing it was over, I now can't wait for season 5. The final episode of S4 was great.

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Reply #17 on: January 16, 2009, 07:35:53 PM

Cancelled at last. Final 4-6 episodes to air from April.

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Reply #18 on: January 19, 2009, 05:52:40 AM

Thank fucking god. After they get out it turns to shit.

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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Reply #19 on: April 27, 2009, 09:37:14 PM

aghaghgghaaghgagghhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Reply #20 on: April 28, 2009, 06:36:09 AM

aghaghgghaaghgagghhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa


What?  Sooo what's this shouting all about then. Something horrifically stupid to end it, I'll assume.

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Reply #21 on: April 28, 2009, 11:11:33 AM

They need to be thrown into the secret prison under the White House and then break out of that!

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Reply #22 on: April 28, 2009, 03:18:22 PM

aghaghgghaaghgagghhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa

What?  Sooo what's this shouting all about then. Something horrifically stupid to end it, I'll assume.

It's my tortured scream as I force myself to watch the last few episodes of this crap. I've stuck with it all these seasons, it should have finished in season 3, it's just ridiculous in season 4, but I've gotta find out how it ends.

Still 2 or 3 episodes to go.

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Reply #23 on: May 22, 2009, 01:33:20 AM

BTW it ended.


There are still two missing episodes to be aired/released on DVD. They are a final subplot set between the end of the main story arc and the graveyard gathering. In the USA, they'll be released on DVD, but in the UK they'll be broadcast today, so they'll be illegal downloads tomorrow. And it all sucked as expected.
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Reply #24 on: May 22, 2009, 05:29:07 AM

Yeah I caught the last 5 mins or so and was all, "Wtf, he died?  How the hell did that happen?"  Subsequent google searches revealed all I needed to know.  swamp poop

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Reply #25 on: May 22, 2009, 07:47:15 AM

This series would have been fine if it had ended after the first season.

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Reply #26 on: May 22, 2009, 08:10:22 AM

So I can delete the 4th season I had squirreled away on one of my HDs for when I run out of interesting shows without any regret?
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Reply #27 on: May 26, 2009, 03:52:16 PM

Yes, also delete S3 from your mind and chant 'they got away on the boat, they got away on the boat' until you believe it.

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Reply #28 on: August 06, 2015, 09:01:47 PM

I am necroing this thread because Fox is necroing this show.  swamp poop

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Reply #29 on: August 07, 2015, 07:07:47 AM

They will bring back this but not Beans Baxter or Herman's Head.

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Reply #30 on: August 07, 2015, 08:01:21 AM

Like films, they're looking to recycle proven ideas rather than take risks. Prison Break had some great ratings for Fox.

They're also rebooting Married with Children for the same reason.
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Reply #31 on: August 07, 2015, 08:29:24 AM

I will watch this knowing it will be bad, just as I watched Dexter, West Wing or 24 to the bitter end.


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Reply #32 on: August 07, 2015, 02:48:52 PM

If this is a reboot, not a continuatio, I hope they take an AHS approach and tell a new story every season. That could be godd, but a jailbreak show can't really go on much beyond the jailbreak.

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #33 on: August 08, 2015, 11:20:50 AM

They are continuing with the original leads, who are apparently in jail because reasons. They appear to be ignoring the tv movie where the main guy died.

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Reply #34 on: August 10, 2015, 01:55:50 AM

I'm amazed. I watched every episode, and each one got progressively weaker. It became so bad it had to end. And then they did another season.

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