|Adios, "Prison Break"
||[Nov. 21st, 2006|10:40 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
I think I'm done with Prison Break. What started out as a smart, twisty show about a genius trying to break himself and his brother out of a jail he helped design has become, in its second season, a ridiculous cartoon of pointless cliffhangers, unbelievable double-crosses, nonsensical twists dictated by the need for plot beats, random character culls, and way too many instances of Omniscient Protagonist Syndrome.
The show jumped the shark as soon as they got out of prison, and now it's as if the writers don't know what to do so they cram each episode with chase scenes and empty plot devices and hope something pops enough to give them an arc for the rest of the season. Feh. Goodbye, Prison Break. It's over between us.