I don't hate Prison Break. Far from it. I kind of love it for its utterly nonsensical ways and for the way it allows me to scream at my TV on a weekly basis. It sure gives me plenty to rant about. But if it ended, I wouldn't be all up in arms. Momentarily mourning the loss? Sure, but devastated so much that I needed to start sending little nail files to Fox? Not really. I might even send them a thank you card.
I probably don't want to answer that question... given that I keep tuning in. However, I just wrote a gallery the other day about the most unrealistic or implausible things that had happened on Prison Break in the first three seasons, but I could probably write a sequel based on the first two hours of this new season alone. Seriously. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen the premiere yet because you just got back from Labor Day and having a life. The full episode is posted after the jump, for your viewing pleasure, just skip over my rantings until after you've watched.
You either love Prison Break, or you shake your head at the implausibility of all the narrow escapes from the law and convenient mystery assistance and write the show off. If you love it, then of course you'll want to get the third season on DVD. Just don't get your hopes up for a lot of extras.
'Tis the season for meeting TV dads, apparently.
Normally Mother's Day is a time to celebrate television's great moms, like Tammy on Friday Night Lights or Marge Simpson, but where's the fun in that? Instead, we pulled together a list of the bad TV moms who are currently wreaking havoc on their offspring on a regular basis. Happy Mother's Day! Hopefully your mom doesn't suck as hard as these people.
There's a lot of great stuff happening on TV this fall. But there are a few things that are just driving me nuts and I've got to get them off my chest.
First, Knight Rider. The show has got issues, but it is breaking one of my cardinal TV rules. No. 14: Thou shalt not name TV characters the same name as one of their previous characters. It's just needlessly confusing. Especially in the case of Paul Campbell on the newly incarnated TV series. Campbell used to star on Battlestar as Madame President's right hand man. He was Billy. Adorable and helpful! He died too soon, but even that was really sweet. Now he's sort of another kinda geeky guy manning a computer on Knight Rider and he's named Billy. Not cool. Just hurts my head. It's far from the worst problem with that show -- really, you don't want to get me started -- but it is the one that currently irks me the most.
Apparently, and don't spread this around too much, television can sway people's political opinions. No, it's true! It was true back in the day, when an unshaven Dick Nixon debated a fresh-faced JFK and came off looking like a cartoon hobo, and it's true today. At least, that's what actor Dennis Haysbert would have us believe. He thinks that playing the President of the United States on 24 for two seasons (as well as one season as a candidate and one season as a former prez) showed America how awesome it would be to have a black president, and said as much to the Associated Press. But if that's the case, why didn't Hillary Clinton benefit from any of the numerous female presidents we've seen on TV?
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