Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What I'm Watching: Prison Break

Prison Break: Season 4, Episode 7 "Five the Hard Way" (F)

My roommate asked me while I was watching this, "Where's the prison?" I wasn't going to harp on that point again in this review, but I figured it was worth mentioning. You might think I'd have had an answer for him as an actual viewer of the show, but alas, no such luck. This show is now on a whole new path, and it would be enjoyable if not for its absolute inane plotting. It's another fun day trip in disguise to Las Vegas, and there always has to be some obstacle/ticking clock permitting them from getting the card. And Roland really feels the need to tempt fate by cheating at a slot machine with the device he's using to cheat right in front of him? I don't buy it. Lincoln has some serious anger issues to work out, and his only useful dialogue in this episode is to reveal that the life expectancy of Scofield nosebleeders is 31. The gang looks like it will all be working together once again, with T-Bag and Gretchen added to the repertoire, all due to this show's fondness for having characters following characters following characters (in this case, Gretchen following Mahone following T-Bag, just like in season two when Lincoln was following Mahone who was following Michael, or whatever. I've lost track). I'm rolling my eyes and getting tired just thinking about it.

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