Prison Break renewed???

26 03 2008

I just returned from a short break to the news that Prison Break has been renewed for a fourth season!! Fox are killing me slowly, they really are… Read the full story on The Televisionary.

TV adverts

3 10 2007

I pledged to watch more TV now that I have Sky, so I decided to sit down to a nice relaxing episode of Prison Break. I just found the adverts so annoying, I couldn’t do it! I know I could have waited 15 mins and forwarded through the breaks, but I can’t live like that forever. And to add to that,  the HD transfer is actually pretty average, really grainy because of all the dark, sewer scenes in the show. They are almost begging me to download it!

Sky strike again

7 06 2007

In a strange move for Sky, they yesterday purchased all rights to the third season of Prison Break, as well as repeat showings of the first two seasons. I say strange because it doesn’t strike me as the sort of show a Sky One viewer is into, and although it is often talked about, not a lot of people actually watch it.

I can only draw the conclusion that buying Neighbours took a huge chunk out of five’s 2007-2008 programming budget, and the books needed to be balanced.

It is getting tiresome that terrestrial channels take a chance on an unknown show, do all the hard graft building up a fanbase only to see Sky step in and take over, halve the audience and watch the buzz disappear. It is a business however, and there is the benefit of Sky being able to ‘bring the drama’ in HD. Which means we will be able to see how Michael gets out of this particular predicament in gloriously sharp technicolour.

Prison Break S02E22 – Sona

7 04 2007

I received an IM from a reader yesterday asking me where my review of the “lame Prison Break finale” (his words) was. I told him that it had been sitting in my drafts for about 4 days, I just couldn’t be bothered to finish it. I didn’t want to slap it together, like Paul T. Scheuring did with the script for this finale. I can’t remember them all now, but this episode had so many random elements thrown in, like men in a lab talking about Michael Schofield’s predisposition to escape, and the three main characters running from a murder that could quite easily have been explained as self-defence. They really seemed like they were pushed for time. After hyping it up all season I’ve decided that these guys don’t know how to tie things up properly while opening up a new chapter. What a disappointment. Anyway, there were a couple of things that were good. Michael taking the rap for a crime he didn’t commit was pretty good stuff. And the look of the prison he will be attempting to break out of next season seemed very different to Fox River. Unless he helped build it of course.

Prison Break renewed

22 03 2007

As I have eulogised already this season, Prison Break has seen the biggest improvement of any returning series. Coming towards the end of season 2 now, and I can’t believe how many different story lines they have not only managed to keep interesting, but bring together for the big finale. I really underestimated them, and yesterday FOX rewarded them by announcing that the modest hit would be returning for a third season.

Paul T. Scheuring (I’m spelling that from opening credits memory) promised big changes as well, with an extended stay in Panama for some, and death within the opening episodes for others, if I haven’t misconstrued his words. Although in an earlier article, he did say that 80% of the storyline of the last two years would be tied up in the next two episodes, so I would like to know the hook for next year. Maybe Lincoln was guilty all along, that would be funny.

What a rambling post…

26 01 2007

So Mondays from now until April, Prison Break, Heroes and 24 on the same night. Now it’s not so much that I’m tied onto watching them at a certain time, because I have all week. And it’s not as if I mong out in front of the TV flicking through the channels either. Read the rest of this entry »

What I’m watching tonight

15 01 2007

Prison Break, five, 10pm.

I’m going out tonight, but if I was staying in, and had a TV right now, I would be watching this. I can rarely remember a show that improved so much in it’s second season. There is nothing you need to remember from the first season, it will all be re-capped for you at the start. Suspend your disbelief, leave your common sense at the door and tune in.