#tpt: Prison Break

11 April 2017

Today’s Top Pick

I’m genuinely so excited for today’s top pick: Prison Break.  So for any of you that don’t know, the Fox television show Prison Break is finally back for a fifth season after ending in 2009!

Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield

The first four seasons focused on Michael Scofield, his brother Lincoln Burrows, and a group consisting mainly of various prison inmates, police forces, and government officials.  In the very first episode of season one, Lincoln Burrows finds himself incarcerated at Fox River State Penitentiary for the murder of Terrence Steadman—the brother of the US Vice President.  Believing his brother to be innocent, structural engineer Michael Scofield, formulates an insane escape plan that requires him to be thrown into Fox River as well.  From there, Scofield and Burrows meet all kinds of interesting characters in their quest to break out of prison, and later, prove Burrows’ innocence.

The show really grows as the seasons continued; adding government conspiracies, complicated romantic entanglements—I’m looking at you Michael Scofield and prison doctor Sara Tancredi—and all kinds of drama and action.

I’m excited to talk about this show for so many reasons.  Prison Break first aired in the summer of 2005, right before I was starting high school.  I didn’t have a blog at the time, so naturally, I never had the chance to write about my love for this show.

I can still remember where I was and what I was doing the day that first episode aired.  My family was at my grandparents’ old house swimming and having a bbq that August day.  Everyone was outside and having a great time.  I had heard about Prison Break weeks before and had seen a few advertisements and I knew it was a show I wanted to watch.  Therefore, while the rest of my family was enjoying the weather, I went inside to the spare bedroom upstairs and locked myself away to watch the first episode.  I remember coming downstairs afterwards and telling my mom and sister all about it.  They weren’t really interested at the time—which is funny, because a few episodes later, they started watching and now love the show.

Prison Break was the first show I ever watched from start to finish!  I really loved everything about it and amazingly, it ran for the entire duration that I was in high school.  Watching this new season has been like reuniting with an old friend—which it kind of is.  It’s bringing back all kinds of old feelings and memories.  Not to mention how much I still love Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield).

There’s only been one episode so far—with the second airing tonight—but I am already so back in love.  I was immediately sucked right back in to the amazingness that is Prison Break.  This time around, Michael Scofield is the one imprisoned and it’s up to some of the original crew to find him and break him out.  I’m really excited to see where this nine episode series is going to go.

Have you ever seen Prison Break?  Were you excited for it to come back?

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