Prison Break, Season 3: Premier Review

by Ed Lau on October 9, 2007

Prison Break, Wentworth Miller, Michael Scofield

Okay, this has gone on way too far.

Some guy that gets himself thrown into prison on purpose to break is brother out was a pretty good premise for a serial drama. Since it’s called Prison Break, the logical thing to do here is to end the series when Michael Scofield and his rag-tag gang of murderers and rapists get their asses on the other side of the wall. However, since this is on Fox, we can be entirely sure that the series will drag on and on until it is no longer relevant or even close to plausible.

That’s unfortunately what happened to this series, entering a third season. However, as stupid as it all is, you can’t help by watch the damn thing. I mean, I do and every week, I get more and more pissed, yelling “THERE’S JUST NO WAY!!!” at my television.

It’s already stupid enough that eight guys actually made it out of a maximum security prison but then we had a second season full of absolute drivel about the vice-president and conspiracies and what-not. Now, we have Scofield back in prison because apparently, some more Illuminati-like people in “The Company” (no relation to “The Company” in Heroes…hopefully) want him to break out some other guy. Oh, and this time it’s in some disgusting, third-world prison in freakin’ Panama.

Prison Break, Dominic Purcell, Lincoln Burrows

This has gone past absurd into “WHAT THE #&%^!?”. Prison Break has overstayed it’s welcome…by a lot. The series was originally planned to be a mid-season mini-series, but due to the massive popularity, it was re-written to be a full season show. It was already obvious halfway through season 1 that they were just milking it but now, it’s just insanity.

Thing is, though, you can’t help but watch the show. As ridiculous as it all is, you just must know what happens the next week since the cliffhangers are always delicious. I mean, last week’s was Lincoln finding a bloody box in the basement of his hotel. You can’t help but ask “WHAT’S IN THE BOX!?!” and so, you just have to watch the next episode, which will have another heroin-like cliffhanger for you…you just have to get your fix next week.

Prison Break

My advice: If you’ve managed to not watch Prison Break up to this point, don’t start. It’s infuriating how stupid the show is but you won’t be able to stop watching it. Quit while you’re ahead…or if you really can’t stay away, wait until the DVDs are out after each season and watch it during the lazy days of summer.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

malay blogger October 10, 2007 at 6:03 am

they should have ending it with season 2

i find season 3 abit absurd in the storyline

if you notice sarah is not in the credit opener, there goes a pretty face that made me watch it for the past 2 season


Michael Boateng October 10, 2007 at 6:10 am

I have been a fun of prison break since day one … It very very very addictive … I wonder if i can follow the current season … now that am so much in this blogging ;)


Gdog October 10, 2007 at 11:49 am

LOL…so true dude. Season 1 was awesome, Season 2 started to get far fetched, now Season 3 is just plain stupid–yet I’m still watching the damn show every week!!


betshopboy October 10, 2007 at 8:49 pm

As impossible as the show had degenerated from season 1 to season 2, it has become difficult to just saty away and stop watching the new season. This show had the magnetic pull that let you hungry for more (stupidity)!!


Dylan Duarte October 13, 2007 at 6:30 am

I actually posted this on my website:

“Oh Prison Break, you started out with such promise. I can’t even tell what you’ve become. Though I still love you, your premise has been altered in my mind. You are now called Prison Break Squad, and you are about a squad of whip-smart convicts that live to break out of prisons the world over, while a nutty former-FBI agent tries to throw a wrench in your plans, but he’s too fucking crazy to sabotage anything other than himself.”


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