Created By: Paul Scheuring Starring: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, William Fichtner, Paul Adelstein, Robin Tunney, Wade Williams, Peter Stormare, Lane Garrison, Rockmond Dunbar, Silas Weir Mitchell, Marshall Allman, Chris Vance, Jodi Lynn O'Keefe
Certificate: 15 Running Time: 42 Minutes (per episode)
Tagline: "Escape is Just the Beginning"
Any film or TV show set in a prison is automatically awesome, everyone knows that, but even with that in mind, few shows have become as immediately popular and successful as this one. The prison of the title is the fictional Fox River State Penitentiary (at least initially) in which Lincoln Burrows is being held on death row, awaiting execution for the murder of the Vice President's brother. His younger brother, Michael Scofield, is a brilliant structural engineer and is convinced of his brother's innocence. To that end, he formulates an elaborate plan to get himself incarcerated and then bust them both out of the maximum-security prison, but he won't be able to do it alone...
Spoiler Alert: I'll try not to reveal any major plot twists or cliffhangers with these posts but they may contain a few spoilers so if you haven't seen them and don't want to know anything, don't read!
Season 1 (22 episodes)
|The two brothers, both behind bars...|
Season 2 (22 episodes)
|Running, running, lots of running in season two...|
Season 3 (13 episodes)
|Covert information exchanges at Sona...|
Season 4 (22 episodes)
|Working out their next move with default IT boffin...|
The Final Break (feature length)
|Sara is confronted by an old friend...|
Some fans have said that Prison Break stayed for too long, tried to do too much - it is called Prison Break, after all. If the show had been wrapped up after the second season, it certainly would've made for a short but amazingly good show. However, it's impossible to watch the first two seasons as they are and not become attached to some of the characters here to some extent, even some of those opposing the brothers. That's one of the greatest qualities this show has that so many others don't - the characters. None of them are perfect and none are black and white, saints or demons, so I so think it's worth watching the show to its conclusion, even if the sheer brilliance does wane after a while. To quote the tagline, "escape is only the beginning", but what an escape it is...