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The show so far...

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    roams

    [1]Mar 21, 2011
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    Well after seeing episode 3 and the return of T-Bag I think they just made a bleep on a lot of people's radar... but can the show retain people?


    This is obviously no "Prison Break" or any where near that level. I think getting rid of that girl from the pilot was a great move, she didn't really fit.


    Favorite character: Lloyd Lowery (the "child prodigy"). For one the actor is good and the character is cool. He really stands out amongst a bunch of so-so characters.


    Least favorite: Sean "Shea" Daniels (The ciminal black guy)... "da gangsta"... I guess I can't really believe this character... he seems like 1 in a million, why did they need him on the special team of talented crooks working for the law? They need to write him out and replace him with someone else with "unique skills". The actor is just not very interesting either.


    The rest of the cast is ok. I like that the bosses have these flaws like one who's got a heart condition and the other who also happens to be prisoner on parole but the team doesn't know about it. The girl being the daughter of a U.S. Marshal with "tracking skills" but with a bad temper is kinda far fetched but I guess it can be worked with.


    Something that is going to get old real fast is the whole dynamic of the team members stepping on each others toes and trying to prove they belong on the team to each other. They need to figure out their fields of expertise and shine at it real fast... and be recognized for it by the team and the bosses. The petty bickering over who made the right guess is not making the characters likeable. The skillsets need to become clearer, Lloyd is the psychology guy, Erica is the tracker... Sean needs to get lost and replaced by someone more specialized.


    Overall I think the show's concept has potential... establishing it as being in the "Prison Break" universe continuity is very cool. I'd just love to see C-Note or Linc again.

    Edited on 03/21/2011 8:36pm
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    KenBacklund

    [2]Mar 22, 2011
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    I will continue watching this series for a while, but it's not the greatest I've seen. I would however love to see other cameos from Prison Break appear in Breakout Kings. Gretchen, Sucre, Mahone, ... and of course T-Bag again because I doubt we've seen the last of him. Shame he only had one episode, he would have been more fitted for a season cliffhanger.
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    roams

    [3]Mar 24, 2011
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    KenBacklund wrote:
    I will continue watching this series for a while, but it's not the greatest I've seen.


    There's some work to be done... that's for sure. It will have to move past the "one escapee a week" thing... that is the main thing, but it needs a little something in the background that develops over a couple of episodes...


    I was thinking what if one week, the mission is an old accomplice of Sean and no one knows about the relation... Sean secretly sabotage's the team's work because he feels compelled to assist the runaway... ether he empathizes with him or he has to do it because of some code of honor... gang obligation... whatever... and that is how he eventually gets thrown off the team, finally being discovered.


    Only maybe we get to see him again... this time as the runaway

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    mattgus

    [4]Mar 27, 2011
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    i was not a fan of prison break but this is nothing like it anyway...however after seeing all of the eps i am worried. this last one with the molester is terrible. the team is tracking him without the aid of local officials. it is offensive to us the audience. they would not have traveled to boston to the doc knowing where he was going without notifying local police a few blks away. stupid. no real action. tbag was a hook nothing more and the idea that there is an escapee every week is too much to ask us to believe. they seem like they don't want us to like any of the players. none of them are peo l want to get to know...the only interesting sub-plot is that one of the cops is under probation and they are keeping it from the rest of the team...i want to enjoy this one the actors are good i like them but this is not so far going to be on my list. there is too much conflict between the players. usually that is what you want but this is excecuted poorly...it gets in the way of the story and info gathering..ie the mamas boy being cont interupted because everyone is so emotional so you dont get info you would get for instance on criminal minds...the ending does not redeem the us marshall his character is narrow minded and selfish. saying we find and return fugitves is like nazi's saying we were doing what we were told. one person innocent because of bad cops and systems or many,it does'nt make a differance. we need to know our heros(on tv)have the empathy and broad mindedness to speak for the audience...so far he does not.they can change that.obviously i have a world of probs with the characters...well see

    Edited on 03/27/2011 9:08pm
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    sasilik

    [5]Mar 28, 2011
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    So far it is quite mediocre. One break per episode and it just goes quite boring. After four episodes I decided to watch it purely because of Lloyd character. I quite like his personality/remarks/analysis and I really want to know what he did to get such a sentence. But the least favorite character for me is Charlie. I just don't like his overly strict and stubborn attitude. ... But after 4th episode he unexpectedly displayed kind of softer attitude. Maybe there is hope for him.

    Edited on 03/28/2011 4:08am
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    haldrey

    [6]Mar 28, 2011
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    Let's say that so far the show is B+, a little bit above average with exception of the T-Bag episode that was fantastic but thanks to T-Bag. Nevertheless since it is aired Sundays I'll keep watching but it does not looks like a two season show.
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    giantredpanda

    [7]Apr 2, 2011
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    Too many characters and not enough time focused on each of them. It doesn't flow too well, only one or two characters have a maximum impact on the development of the plot. Not much real insight or relevant input from the characters and when there is its rather remedial. They criminals are also too restrictive to what they can do due to the scenerio.


    The opening credits gives a different feel to the show, doesn't match at all.

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    chikanoman

    [8]Apr 4, 2011
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    Very good show, My favorite part is it hasnt been done before.
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    Jemadari

    [9]Apr 4, 2011
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    granted the show's a bit low budget but it's not a complete waste of time to watch

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    roams

    [10]Apr 6, 2011
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    giantredpanda wrote:


    Too many characters and not enough time focused on each of them. It doesn't flow too well, only one or two characters have a maximum impact on the development of the plot. Not much real insight or relevant input from the characters and when there is its rather remedial. They criminals are also too restrictive to what they can do due to the scenerio.


    The opening credits gives a different feel to the show, doesn't match at all.



    I agree. The only character I like so far is Lloyd. The 2 bosses are ok... but the character of Shea makes no sense. He's not something special, any common con could fill in for him. He does not bring anything to the team. As for Erica... I'm just not buying what the actress that plays her is putting out there.


    Erica or Serinda Swan (man this sounds like a porno name) has no flavor. They tried to make out come off as some troubled "caged animal" but aside from her putting out "thousand miles stares" and looking at the floor like she wants to destroy it with her mind there's nothing to hold on to. I don't get that character at all. I totally expected her to be a first timer but I see she was on Smallville as Zatanna (a very good cast visually) and she was that blond girl in Tron 2. Maybe it's not the actress... but something is wrong with "Erica".


    That latest thing where she just goes into a dominatrix role does not really work character wise either... I thought she is supposed to be a tom-boy...


    chikanoman wrote:
    Very good show, My favorite part is it hasnt been done before.


    Hmm you mean crooks force to work for a special government team and use their special skills to enforce the law?
    Yeah I've never seen that before /sarcasm

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    Rachwhut

    [11]Apr 9, 2011
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    I'm also watching just for Lloyd aha. I'm going to be really disappointed if it's the same thing week in week out.
    1. Convict escapes 2. They find him with little difficulty 3. They almost lose him 4. They catch him 5. Job done, episode over
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    pgsuperfan

    [12]Apr 11, 2011
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    I found this one by accident a few weeks ago and I really like this one

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    haldrey

    [13]Apr 12, 2011
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    The last episode(4/11) took several steps back instead of moving forward. Not only it was bland but the theme have been extremly abused.
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