Wednesday, February 13, 2008
(2:37 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
Prison Break BloggingOut of sheer inertia, I have continued to watch Prison Break. Today, I watched the latest episode over lunch, and it was -- I hesitate to say this -- actually good. They managed to pull off the escape from the Panamanian prison, in a characteristically surprising and counter-intuitive way, and I felt genuine anxiety through the course of it.
That kind of tension is really the main thing the show has going for it, and that got lost during the long meandering plot establishing the power struggle in the prison, etc. (The part where they had to write out Sarah Tancredi probably also detracted from the narrative focus.) It's not quite the same feeling of redemption that I think we all felt when Kellerman shot Mahone while they were still fleeing through the US, but I am cautiously optimistic that the show might be getting some momentum back. At the very least, it will be a decent comic-book show, rather than a slow, plodding one where everyone's sweaty and the lighting is weird.