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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.
aeroport_artaeroport_art on September 19th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks for suffering through the season premiere so I didn't have to T_T It sounds like... as bad as S2. *hangs head* And Sarah being pregnant? Oh my god, I want to throw up. How sad, I'm so over PB :(
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on September 19th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Well, the pregnancy of the actress is already over. And the writers always said that there was no way they could ever write it into the plot because PB's seasons always cover only a handful of weeks (like season one was like two months and season two was like four weeks or so).
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on September 19th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping S3 won't be as bad as S2 was. The whole Conspiracy thing was honestly kind of a problem for me, and it just continues. And the Michael/Sara pains me-- sometimes I feel like it's a bone they threw to the female audience, and it wasn't necessary. Lots of female fans love it, but it weakens the show in my book.

Sarah the actress was pregnant (no mention of the character so far), and thelana says she's had her baby and the timeline of the show is too condensed to work it in, so thank goodness for that. I honestly could never figure out how long S2 was supposed to have taken, and after awhile I just didn't care.

S2: we brought you Kellerman, but we trashed everybody else. Whoo!