The first two hours of the six-hour miniseries The Prisoner aired last night, a much-publicized, big gamble for AMC, which doesn’t often go in for this sort of serious fantasy fare. (In original programming, it’s garnered its praise for the series The Prisoner replaced last night, Mad Men, and the far grittier realism of the wonderful Breaking Bad.)
You can read my Prisoner review here. I didn’t much cotton to this production. Leaving aside the terrific 1967-68 TV series upon which it was based, this Prisoner lacked energy (particularly in the lead performance of Jim Caviezel as Six), although I did like Ian McKellen’s spiffy, menacing charm as Two.
But (pardon the rhyme), what about you?
Did you watch The Prisoner? If so, are you hooked enough to watch again tonight?
Please give me your own review in the Comments section. Thanks.