The Prisoner

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2009 on AMC

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  • Excellent start.

    AMC, arguably one of the best cable networks at creating compelling drama, despite only having a schedule consisting of two original series, released its brand new mini-series, a remake of the cult classic from The UK, The Prisoner.

    The show starred Jim Caviezel, who did his best Matthew Fox impression, playing the struggling hero amidst the chaos around him, except instead of an island, his character, Number 6, was stuck on a seemingly endless desert. Caviezel proved to be a formidable protagonist, one who was likable in the sense that you wanted to see him prevail and escape from The Village, but not to strong so as to not enjoy the strong supporting cast around him. Veteran actor Ian McKellen was perfectly cast in the role of Number Two, a leader who its intention and biases are "ambiguous" and who provides structure and mystery to the show all at once.

    I think a lot of people wish this was a full-length TV series and not a mini-series, but for what its worth, this is yet another homerun for AMC.