Review of Prison Break

60 minutes

A convicted felon, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), is charged with a murder he didn't commit and sentenced to death. It is up to his brother, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), to come up with an elaborate scheme to bust him out and clear his name.
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Nov 28, 2015 4:13AM EST
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I do like this show. It is always fun to follow a really smart character and see him/her come up with the most ridiculous solutions to problems and find their way out of impossible situations (even though it obviously becomes just that, ridiculous, after a while since every episode/season always have to exceed the previous ones). I admit that the show does feel like a hamster wheel from time to time, it constantly follows the same model: one person in a "prison" other people breaking them out, more people getting involved, someone holding loved ones hostage and so on. But I have to give it to the writers they really find a way to opt the game at the same time. I don't want to spoil anything but season 3 really blew my mind at first, it was truly epic.

Character wise there are both ones that I love and ones I hate. I have nothing bad to say about Michael or Sara however Lincoln is a complete waste of everyones time if you ask me. I get that he is kind of necessary to the plot (without him a lot of the drama would never happen) but it is just so annoying to have a character who is so stupid, worthless and driven by anger. I'm sorry to say I really hate the actors acting too. I always enjoy it when a tv-show introduces new characters that you hate at first but then grow to love thought, and that is something that this one does a lot. At the end you have come to sympathize with most of the characters. How ever that is another thing that is a little bit annoying with the show most of the lead characters seem to think that they are actually doing good things, which truth be told definitely is not the case. I don't have a moral problem with loving characters who do bad things for good reasons, as long as they realize and you can clearly tell that they know they're doing bad things. This does not apply to Michael, but to Lincoln and some other of the "good guy's".

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