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18 September 2007 @ 01:38 pm
Why do you make it so hard for me to love you?  
So, Season 3 of Prison Break premiered last night...

I want to love this show again. I really do. I was in breathless anticipation every Monday during Season 1, and spent a lot of Season 2 watching out of the corner of my eye to avoid being struck with the WTF head on.

So it's not just the continuing ridiculousness of the Michael/Sara and their story of one-true-love-despite-the-betrayal-and-the-fact-that-I-hardly-know-you. That's bad enough, and if they work Sarah Wayne Callies' pregnancy into the story as Michael/Sara's baby, I might seriously hurl from the preciousness. Urk. Please don't.

No, it's the "little" things. Like half the cast being in Sona prison now (ow! The WTF hit me right in the head!) Like Bellick even still being around. Or T-Bag, intriguing as I find him. It's Michael's "Oh-my-god, my innocence" stare which was classic in Season 1, but adds to the feeling of a big S1 repeat all over again.

It's LJ as Kim Bauer...

It's the continued Conspiracy BS, though they brought in pretty woman for the male viewers in Season 3 (I'm just guessing). For the female viewers, Wentworth is looking very pretty this season, Mahone had some damn fine hair going on (he looked edible), and for god knows what reason (contractual "Must not be sexier than Wentworth" obligations?), Lincoln's head and face are shaved again. Which makes him look like a big goober instead of a sexass, and I don't know what Dominic Purcell or the producers were thinking there.

It's the way Lincoln visits Michael through the bars of Sona, and doesn't even try to touch him, even his hands. It's like he's there because owes Michael something, but otherwise really doesn't care. Gah! Takes me back to that horrible scene on the ship in S2, where Michael's all beaten up and Lincoln is going, "Huh. Oh well, back to the plan."

The relationship between the brothers is the core emotional part of this show, and it's been fading since early S2.

I'll hang in there for awhile and hope (like I always do), but between the everyone-in-Sona, the conspiracy, the OMG Sara and LJ are kidnapped, I feel like I'm watching a soap opera instead of Prison Break. And I never did have much tolerance for those... :(

*heavy sigh*

Tell me something good.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Part of me remembers that back in season one I also wasn't impressed by the pilot and it took me a few episodes to get sucked in. So I keep trying to decide how many episodes I should give them.

Yes! *is hopeful*

I remember not getting hooked right away too, now that you mention it. I think it was the brocest vibes that finally did me in, way back when. Suddenly, I was intrigued. ;)
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on September 18th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I remember I didn't get sucked in till other people on my list started talking about (I had already seen the first two episodes) and I though, hey, maybe I should try it again.

I remember episode three (the one where Kellerman and Hale kill that black woman who was a witness to something) particularly repulsed me, but once I made it passed that I grew to care for it, as you know.

That said, you might enjoy it as long as it lasts, because even if you don't enjoy the abducted Sara plot, this is probably going to be as Sara free as you are going to get. SWC had he baby in August I think? Around the time when they started shooting for the season. So again, consider how much worse it might be if she was actively running around with them and it was her instead of Lincoln having those prison visits.

I miss C-Note :(

Ironically, Sucre/Maricruz (no matter how much most people dislike her) is the main pairing I'm actually invested in at the moment. It makes me sad to see Sucre acting stupid in the previews.