Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Prisoner

I watched this AMC mini-series over the last few nights, and really enjoyed it. It was very confusing and at times disturbing, but overall so interesting and original I just couldn't stop watching. On top of which Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel were dynamite! Ian McKellen as "Two" and Jim Caviezel as "Six". Weird, I know!

Here is a review I found online to give you a little more info about the show. And here is my chopped down synopsis:

The Prisoner poses a variation on popular culture's great question of social conscience: are you part of the problem or are you part of the solution?

Prisoners on the solution side bide their time without emotion or opinion in a desert oasis called The Village - literally the only place to be - nothing exists outside the Village. Number Two (McKellen) is head of the mysterious Village. Number Six (Caviezel), a former data collector who resigned over the company's questionable practices doesn't know how he has awakened in the desert outskirts of the Village. Number Six soon finds that he is not alone in his confused and desperate state when he discovers that some Villagers have secretly been making sketches of memories from what might be, God forbid, lives before the Village. He and others want to escape the Village. But how?

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