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03 April 2006 @ 10:44 pm
Prison Break and 24-Ness  

There was both good and bad in tonight's Prison Break. The Lincoln/Michael backstory did not kill me (although Michael crossing the line with Veronica nearly did, and sheesh-- could that woman be dumber?).

Of the bad-- Sara. God, the whole drug addict thing-- why? So stupid and pointless, and I liked her a lot LESS after that. I'm of mixed minds about her running into Bellick at her Meeting-- it's plausible that he'd direct her to that job, AND that she'd just shoot him down the way she did (which made me cringe). Coincidental, but not deadly. And it lays a foundation for later animosity :D

Semi-bad: Lincoln bumping into Sucre in his getaway burst. Just... why? Why even go to that stupid "Lost-motivated" place? Just quit it. It makes your show look like schlock.

Funny: Sucre robbing the SAME liquor store again (dumbass!) and apologizing for it-- and for needing more money this time. Really, it was kind of sweet and so Sucre.

Best parts: Michael telling Lincoln he's tired of being the older brother to Lincoln, the whole Wall-Morphing and a chance to really look at some of the stuff on there, and finding out that Kellerman's been perkyEvil for a very long time. T-Bag's whole creepy story-- AND his manipulative attempts on that poor woman while he was in jail-- that was fantastic. And, on a shallower note, Linc with a hair profile and the beard stubble, ala "Blade Trinity." God, that's a good look for him.


And on the 24 front:
  • What, has the president's wife started taking her meds midway through this day? Her 180 character shift is giving me whiplash.

  • Bro-Prez... still love you. And your dearly-departed brother. Just... smooth for me, a little. Read me the phonebook in your fine-cut suit. And when you're tired, your brother's ghost can take over the talking, and Jack Bauer after that. Really-- I could enjoy this whole show with my eyes shut just listening to these three actors talk.
  • Aaron, you're a buckethead but I secretly love you anyway.
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    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers dysfunctional lovethelana on April 4th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
    Michael telling Lincoln he's tired of being the older brother to Lincoln,

    I want fic on that scene. Ok, generally fic with that kind of atmosphere between them!

    And, on a shallower note, Linc with a hair profile and the beard stubble, ala "Blade Trinity.

    You could see he had on a tight shirt under that jacket. I was screaming at him to take it off the whole time!

    Sucre was cute. :)

    I didn't mind Lincoln bumping into Sucre, because I feared much, much worse.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on April 4th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
    You could see he had on a tight shirt under that jacket. I was screaming at him to take it off the whole time!
    Just the thought that there might BE a tight shirt-- at some point-- totally got me going.

    You know that the tight shirt was totally the inspiration for that PWP fic I posted up this morning, right? Guh.

    I didn't mind Lincoln bumping into Sucre, because I feared much, much worse.
    It was still needlessly bad, though, even if it was short.

    And the Sara backstory just made me want to flee the room. Ugh. And Michael/Veronica was just-- are you BOTH actually that stupid?
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers kidsthelana on April 4th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
    Grin, I was busy thinking how much cuter Sara looked with her high boyfriend. She looked so much more at home there ;D

    But yeah, it was bad.

    And Michael/Veronica was just-- are you BOTH actually that stupid?

    Michael said no, didn't he?

    Plus:

    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 4th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
    miniMike looks rather pissed-off at the joined hands.

    God, could the kidCasting be more random? Truly, it took me a moment to figure out who the hell those kids were, because only the Veronica one remotely resembled the adult version.

    CLUE: Wentworth has intense, piercing blue eyes and a bit of the gangly about him. The eyes, at least, will not have changed over time. Work with that in casting miniWent. *headdeask*
    (no subject) - mooyoo on April 4th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
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    Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beverage: PB angry sarafiddleyoumust on April 4th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
    Hmm.. drug addict Sara is interesting to me. I actually really like that story and wasn't all that impressed with the Micheal/Lincoln story. I wanted Michael's crusade to be more out of love and less out of guilt. Something about that didn't sit right. I also wanted to know more about their obvious estrangement in the beggining of this episode. Was it gradual or did Linc do something to really piss Michael off? I mean obviously they still had contact because Michael was the person Linc seemed to call when he needed something, but what was with the attitude and when did it start? I just felt like we're missing a huge peice of the puzzle. I just can't see anyone giving up their entire life for a brother they obviously looked down on out of guilt. Just not gonna happen. But, that's just my take on it.

    As far as Sara goes. I liked seeing that side of her. It makes her decisions and choices easier to understand. It makes the estrangement with her father a little clearer. (I'm sure daddy didn't appreciate having a junkie for a daughter with his political asspirations) It makes her statement to Michael about being careful more understandable as well. I really liked the NA meeting where she states that she's just waiting to do the next right thing and how that's going to come into play as her relationship with Michael develops. (Not that I want their relationship to develop, but lets face it they are going to end up paired up on the show. We're all just going to have to deal with it)

    And that ramble is really long. Sorry. I'll quit now for a bit.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 4th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
    I wanted Michael's crusade to be more out of love and less out of guilt.
    Well, me too. I'm hoping we'll see better backstory on that. Because that's still a LOT of yourself (and well-being) to put out there, no matter how guilty you feel.

    Not that I want their relationship to develop, but lets face it they are going to end up paired up on the show. We're all just going to have to deal with it)
    I'm going to stay in my denial place as long as I can, before they totally cheapen the show for me.

    Hey, I made it almost the full 4 years with "Smallville." Now, I'm just not watching anymore. Because trailers that are "Lois is a stripper!" and "Lesbian Vampire Lana" just do zip for me (and my tolerance). :0
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers cagedthelana on April 4th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
    I mean obviously they still had contact because Michael was the person Linc seemed to call when he needed something, but what was with the attitude and when did it start?

    Plus, Michael was the keeper of Lincoln's spare keys!
    Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beveragefiddleyoumust on April 4th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
    But really who else would be the keeper of the keys? Stick up his ass college graduate brother or shady friends who blackmail me into killing people. It's not like Lincoln had cultivated a bunch of meaningful friendship/relationships.
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: tajmajingobop michael and popethelana on April 4th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
    Neighbour? If I was a junkie with a family who hates me, I'd give it to roughly anybody else, so I don't have to call them up when I'm fucked. So to me it does imply some sort of contact.
    (no subject) - fiddleyoumust on April 4th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
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    True :D - thelana on April 4th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
    (no subject) - mooyoo on April 4th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
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    mooyoo: Michael - Buildingmooyoo on April 4th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
    Was he? He said he found Linc's keys on the ground. Although maybe Linc that's why Linc called him, because he has his spare keys...
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers cagedthelana on April 4th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
    Although maybe Linc that's why Linc called him, because he has his spare keys...

    At least that was my theory on it. But I'm open for other suggestions.
    (no subject) - mooyoo on April 4th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
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    mooyoomooyoo on April 4th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
    Agreed with everything jewels said. I ranted a bit in one of my episode posts, so I'll just say, yeah, what jewels said.

    With Sara, I've always pretty much liked her (the dumb crap with Nika aside), but I feel like this really helped flesh her out. She's not nearly so one-note to me anymore, not just the idealist daughter of the Gov. It her motivations for working at Fox River, for attaching herself to Michael as "the only guy in here I can reach" more understandable for me, as we can really see why she wants to help these men; it sounds cliched, but she's been there (more or less) and wants to help other people recover as she has.

    I didn't hate this episode, but I didn't like it nearly as much as I thought I would, and wanted to. There were a lot of nice moments and good elements, but overall I was disappointed. CAN'T WAIT for next week, though.
    Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beveragefiddleyoumust on April 4th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
    I'm just disagreeing with you everwhere tonight. I also really liked the "almost" thing between Michael and Veronica. Clex and I are debating the hell out of it over on her journal as she really hated it too for different reasons.
    mooyoo: Sara - Screammooyoo on April 4th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
    *high-fives you on the M/V*
    Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beveragefiddleyoumust on April 4th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
    *high fives you back*

    Though I know I support that almost sex for different reasons. It just really cemented their Lincoln issues and their friendship for me. I may be reading it completely wrong but there is just so much love and respect and freindly devotion there that GUH! They are my new platonic friends OTP. They didn't do it and I think thier reasons for not doing it had very little to do with Lincoln and everything to do with them. At least from Michael's point of view.
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