Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.
An innocent man is framed for the homicide of the Vice President's brother and scheduled to be executed at a super-max penitentiary, thus it's up to his younger brother to save him with his genius scheme: install himself in the same prison by holding up a bank and, as the final month ticks away, launch the escape plan step-by-step to break the both of them out, with his full-body tattoo acting as his guide; a tattoo which hides the layout of the prison facility and necessary clues vital to the escape. Written by
Prison Break is one of the best new series. It's got personality,
style, thrills and action. Michael Scofield robs a bank only to be
caught and jailed. With him behind the bars he brings a plan to get
himself and his brother, who is sentenced to death, out. What few
people knows is that Michael is the architect of the prison and so he
knows his way around.
The characters are really good. You really get to know them, but just
so good that they're still unpredictable. You get to know some of their
history and what kind of person they are. The actors does a great job
in portraying these characters. I've only seen Dominic Purcell in John
Doe, a performance I didn't find that good. However, in Prison Break
his potential in shown. He portrays Lincoln Burrows very good.
Wentworth Miller also does a great job as Lincoln's brother, Michael
The story may seem a little incredible and some facts may be wrong, but
never the less it's made quite believable. You believe the locations
and the characters and how they behave and react. The story is well
written and detailed and it all seems possible. They've managed to give
this series kind of it's own style and personality. The basic idea of
escaping a prison is old and so you might not wanna call this show
original. On the other hand you don't know what else to call it. It is
a new twist to an old idea (and a good one I might add) and it is not
filled with clichés. It gives a realistic image of what could very well
be. At the same time you got the old hero who's out to save the
innocent. Yet, Michael is not treated like a hero. He leans more
towards being a anti-hero.
The cinematography is great. This is one of those series with it's own
unique look. The mood, style and action is well captured in really good
looking shots followed by really nice music.
If you should start to watch one new series this year, it should be
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