The Prisoner

Patrick McGoohan in <em>The Prisoner</em>

Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner

I know next to nothing about AMC’s upcoming miniseries/re-imagining of this classic British series, but I’m really excited to be able to watch The Prisoner once again.

This is one of those shows that’s always stuck with me, even though I think I probably only saw it in reruns, very briefly in the late 70’s. Extremely powerful imagery. Or at least powerful enough for me to remember it all these years.

I haven’t yet sat down to watch Patrick McGoohan try to break out of The Village (uh, not the one in New York), and I’m hoping it’s as good as my 7-year-old brain remembers.

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2 thoughts on “The Prisoner

  1. I too am a great fan of the original Prisoner (which is probably stating the obvious, given my online moniker). It was a show with ideas, and it credited its viewers with intelligence. No doubt AMC set about the remake with similar aspirations, but for my money, they just didn’t get there.

    • Dave says:

      Yeah, I’d like to see the AMC version, mainly for Ian McKellen, but never heard great things about it. Believe it or not, I still (still!) have to finish watching all episodes of the original.

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