Shows like Lost and Prisonbreak are terrible for impatient, read-the-last-page-of-the-book-first types like me.
It is easy to get sucked in and think ‘oo, maybe this week they’ll get rescued/escape’. But then, you know that as soon as the show is a success a second, maybe even a third series will be commissioned and you’re never gonna see any frikkin resolution.
So I reckon Prisonbreak must have blown all its budget on buying waistcoats for the chief warden because it seems they had no money left over to fund more than one facial expression for the main character, Mr Whatsisname.
Here he is looking anxious because he doesn’t know whether to side with the white boys or the homies:
Here he is looking conflicted because his plan to get incarcerated to save his brother may end up causing his nephew to 'go off the rails':
Here he is having warm fuzzy thoughts about the prison nurse:
Here he is after proving his allegiance in the showers:
And so on.
So I’m not sure how highly this ranks in terms of ‘greatest prison-dramas in television history’.
Not as highly as Bad Girls. That’s for sure.