A man attempts to break his innocent brother out of prison.
When I first saw the ads for FOX's Prison Break back in 2005, I immediately thought "that's going to be an amazing show! The Shawshank Redmption in Prime Time!" Yes, in an era when all the networks were trying to come up with CSI: Milwaukee or a cheesy Lost-like mindbender, Prison Break appeared something out of the ordinary. And unlike most shows that come from a unique angle and make big promises (see FOX's 2005 flop, Reunion), Prison Break actually delivered.
The concept behind Prison Break is actually very simple. A low-life bum gets framed by the government for a murder he didn't commit. As a result, his brother purposely gets himself arrested with the intent of helping him break out. What makes Prison Break so intriguing is the sheer complexity of Michael Scofield's plan, and how he carries it out despite the many roadblocks he encounters along the way. Michael ends up being so prepared and resourceful that it would bring a tear to McGuyver's eye.
Below is my recap of Prison Break Season 1, as the saga continues, I will add to the collection. Just like my season reviews for other shows, The Prison Break Season 1 Review contains character profiles, photos, and some unusual analysis of the show you won't find anywhere else!