Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Surfing Thru "Prison Break" and "24"

I'm enjoying the last episodes of "Prison Break," but I have to admit I seriously question my interest in it next season. They've set up a brutal competition between the cons to see who can discover the $5 million in cash hidden by fellow inmate DB Cooper (the famed hijacker who stole millions and then disappeared mid-flight). But should our hero be involved in that? Won't he be fighting to clear the name of his brother? And I really don't care about the Vice President (Patricia Wettig) and all the machinations of people in power. This show is a classic example of an idea that would have made a great telenovela (a season-long series with a beginning, middle and end) but doesn't make as much sense spread out over five years. As for "24," John Aravosis at Americablog is bored. Personally, I think it's one of the best seasons yet. Usually there's a serious drop in quality mid-season. Here, we've only had the quickly ignored sexual harassment girl and Jack Bauer's inexplicable failure to MAKE A COPY of the audiotape implicating the President. Otherwise, it's hurtled along nicely. But if you're bored by it now, wait till they release a feature film next summer (set in London) in between this season and next. You may start to wish Jack Bauer would shut up already.

3 comments:

joe said...

Miles quickly became the one character I hate more than anyone else in the history of television -- and that was before he erased the recording that so many people risked their life trying to get their hands on. In all honesty -- if I walked by the actor that plays him in real life, I don't think I could keep myself from throat poking him, Heller style.

By the way -- did you see the link I sent about a Knight Rider movie being in the works?

Michael in New York said...

Oh I forgot to write about Miles, who is indeed an uber weasel. Stephen Spinella is great in the role; his every nasty little purr makes you want to punch him in the face. I did see the Knight Rider link -- but it's come up before and since there was no director or star attached, I held off on mentioning it until it seems more real. Did you watch the show? I've seen my fair share of cheesy tv, but never saw that one really.

joe said...

I was a big fan of the show (mostly K.I.T.T.) growing up...and who can resist The Hoff?

I also just found out that the voice of K.I.T.T. was provided by Mr. Phenie (sp), the principle from Boy Meets World who probably does not want people to remember him solely for that. Blew my mind.