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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.
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: hat tip sara bellickthelana on April 4th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
    Hey, the world (Hollywood in particular) is FULL of kid actors-

    Actually from what I remember there are very strict laws for child actors, that they can only work for a limited hour a day. I remember that that was an issue for the X-Files episode "Eve", where they had to use twins and then realized that they couldn't use the ones from LA because flying them in each day would make them go over their hours too quickly or something. Basically they were forced to take local kids from Canada were they were shooting (and in their case got very lucky).

    So I'm guessing that the kid actors are most likely Chicago locals (not that I know, I could be wrong).

    Still not buying it ;) I don't see Lincoln as 1)Interested in ever learning that, and 2)Capable of remembering it without HUGE motivation. So... it falls on the floor in a puddle of WTF? for me.

    I can picture him being beat into it (like as part of detention), but YMMV.