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I Subjected Myself To The Entire Prisoner Remake, And All I Got Was This Stupid Blog Post

Spoilers ahoy!

Against my better judgement, I decided to hold it out and finish of the Prisoner mini-series, I mean, it was only four more hours. So, much like the first 2 hours, there's not really enough here to hold you attention. What's going on in the Village just isn't that interesting, and neither are the people in it. Jim Caviezel has about as much charisma as a carbon rod.

There was one good part, where he is teamed up with another villager, and told to observe people (spying) that might be dreamers, like himself. He discovers that all observers work in cells of 2-4 people, and that none of the cells are aware of any of the other cells. So, the entire village could be observers, with everyone being under scrutiny by a cell. There's even a elementary school class on covert surveilance. Really, I wish the entire mini-series had been about this aspect of the Village, instead, they play with it for 45 minutes, and then discard it.

Now, here are the big spoilers:

The entire Village is actually the collective subconcious of all of it's residents, with the primary guiding hand being the wife of Number 2, who is kept in a chemically induced coma in order to hold the world together, at times she can be brought back to full conciousness, during these periods, massive sink holes start to appear in the village, which are really like holes in the fabric of the reality. The purpose of this dream world, is to take people that are not able to integrate into society, take their subconciouses and place them into a community where everyone can get along, and everyone has a place and purpose.

The big surprise at the end, is when Two's wife dies, and Six's love interest opts to take her place, with Six assuming the role of Two, and trying to continue the work of the Village, but in a better way.

All in all, it does have a conclusion that makes sense, but that seems to be the only way that it's better than the original series. With the entire premise being changed, I just couldn't get into the new show, so I might be overly critical of it.

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  1. Yea, I can't say that I enjoyed this all that much. It was so different from the original and I didn't give a rats ass about 6. And 2 was just over the top. Everything that made the original fun was left out of this remake.

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