Thursday, October 12, 2006

Prison Break

Break In.
Break Out.
Save your brother's life.

That's the tagline of this new TV series hitting America (and our humble abode Ü) by storm. It stars Dominic Purcell as Lincoln Burrows and Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield. Both are brothers who have vowed to be each other's keeper for life. That's why when Lincoln, who got sentenced to die via the electric chair for a crime he did not commit, was condemned to stay at the Fox River State Penitentiary while waiting for THE day, in comes his little brother Michael, who gets himself arrested & put away at the same prison as his brother.

When I first learned of this plot, I thought, WOW! There's a whole lotta lovin' going on between these two brothers for one to sacrifice his life & reputation for the other...which is actually more than I can say on my relationship with my lil bro (HAHAHA!). Anyway, that's not all. Did I mention that Michael (the little bro) works as a construction engineer for the company who designed the prison? And that he's suffering from low-latent inhibition (LLI), a condition that causes a person to be more open to incoming stimuli from the surrounding environment (from FuturePundit). When someone suffering from LLI has low IQ, this most likely results to mental illness. However, when someone with a high IQ suffers from LLI, this almost always results to creative genius. So you guess what part of the equation Michael fits in...Ü

Too much coincidence, huh? Well, it makes for good TV so i'm quite sure audiences & avid viewers (like me!) are wililng to forgive those too-good-to-be-true facts in lieu of one whole hour of good entertainment weekly.

I, however, have this one question in mind: Why do Lincoln & Michael have different surnames? They have the same father so that explanation is clearly ruled out...unless there's this dialogue that I missed in Season 1 explaining this one mind-boggling fact. Anyone care to explain? Please do. Post it as a comment to this blog or in the message board. The person with the best answer gets a prize (HAHAHA!).

Kidding aside, I hope that after reading this blog, i've stirred your curiosity enough for you to consider buying the 1st season DVD of this TV series. I assure you, it's definitely worthit, especially since Wentworth Miller is SOOO HOT (as in H-O-T, HOT! BTW, he's mine! wink!) One last tip though, I recommend NOT watching this series before you go to bed since the suspense will definitely leave you wide awake long after an episode has ended. That was the effect on me at least. But I guess that's just me...I probably get way too much affected by each scene as if I was one of the convicts trying to escape from prison. HAHA!

Well, that's all for now folks! I can't wait for Season 2 of this series, which incidentally, is already showing in the US. So, 'til next blog! Ciao!Ü


assu said...

hey cands! prison break fanatic ka rin pala ha. anyway, scofield is their mother's maiden name. un ung ginamit nya when they were abandoned by their father. basta parang ganun. can't remember very well the details. uy! i have the first 3 episodes of season 2 kaya lang d ko pa napapanood e. hehe =p

cheanne said...

Prison Break! Yey! Episode 9 na of season 2! hehe Anyway, here's the answer to your question:
"Lincoln has his dad's name but the dad split before Michael was born and so he took his mother's maiden name."