Hello and happy Tuesday. Let’s continue talking about shows that have cons as main characters, shall we?
I’m obviously talking about Prison Break, which is a show I used to love when it first came out. Of course, you all know that because I already watched and reviewed season 3, so now I’m going to talk about the first half of season 4. I divided this review because I don’t want this post to be super long and boring, but I want to be able to really discuss some items, so I need depth.
Okay, let me set the scene for you in season 4. This review is obviously going to have a ton of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the previous season, stop reading. This season, unlike 1 and 3, isn’t set in prison, and unlike season 2, doesn’t feature our characters as fugitives.
Sara also becomes an active character again, which is a fact I loved about this season, but as far as the first half of the season goes, Sofia and L.J. are not mentioned or shown, only in a couple of scenes during the first episode and that’s it. That’s always annoying to me, when a character just disappears from a show, especially when they used to be very important.
And now that we’re talking about secondary characters, I was super glad to find that they have a lot more participation in this season than in previous ones. They don’t just follow Michael’s orders but they are able to actually make decisions and execute them, which is something we didn’t really see before, and like I said when I reviewed season 3, it’s nice to see that Michael isn’t the only smart person in the show.
Regarding Michael, I like that he has a back story regarding his health and I like that this is included in the show because it makes the plot more interesting, and it makes everything all the more intriguing. I say this because something that happened to me particularly in this season is that I got a bit bored to see that everything worked out for Michael and the others, like in terms of the plans they had, their timing was always perfect and it was annoying that everything was great for them. It was unrealistic, to be honest, to see that they had all the necessary tools to accomplish each “mission”, and the fact that the season was so long made it worse.
All in all, I really enjoyed the first half of this season because there were moments in which I laughed out loud, alone in my room, and moments in which all I wanted to do was sit down and cry, and if you’ve followed the show from the start you probably understand why I felt this way. I loved the way the characters became close to each other and I loved how the way they were portrayed changed throughout the show, and there are characters I used to despise and ended up crying for.
As soon as I watch the other half of this season, I’ll write a review for you. In the meantime, tell me about a show you’ve followed for years and the reasons why you love it.
Love, Miss Camila