AMC, in preparation of their new The Prisoner mini-series, has posted the original 1967 series on their site. You can stream all 17 episodes of The Prisoner for free. If you have never seen it, it’s, well, I can’t really describe it. The opening credits are kick ass. The clothes and general aesthetic are late 60s psychedelic, filtered through a British lens. And there is a giant ball that scared the crap out of me as a kid that comes and takes you away if you try to escape. It really has everything you need in a TV show. Plus, Patrick McGoohan scowls like he has never scowled before.
I watched the Family Guy: Blue Harvest today and was amazed at how not funny it was. The show has gone from “ugh” to “alright I admit there’s some good stuff on there” to “this is utter crap” in my mind.
Ironically, American Dad is pretty enjoyable, probably because they stick to a plot of some sort. Things I think about alone at the bar with my iPhone. Let the jokes fly now…
Terry Gross interviewed actor Michael K. Williams on Fresh Air today about his role on The Wire. Williams plays Omar, a stick-up man who is the most feared character on the show, because he has no fear. Omar is also homosexual, which is one of the many wonderful layers to this character that make him a fan favorite. The character of Omar was only supposed to last 7 episodes and Williams quickly turned the role into one of the most memorable on a show of great performances.
This last week’s episode saw the set-up for Omar’s return to the series, guns blazing. I can’t wait.
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