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Prison Break Will Draw You in and Keep You Entertained During the Quarantine

April 6, 2020 | by Jacob Harvey


I was pointed in the direction of this 5-season thriller by a friend, having never seen it before I began watching without any preconceptions. I found the first episode to be very enticing, I was empathetic with the characters very quickly. I found the producer to be successful in making the audience, well me at least, feel sorry for one of the protagonists: Lincoln Burrows, played by Dominic Purcell, very early on. I believed he was innocent before the notion was introduced, I think this was done intentionally by the writers through their choice of shots and musical tone.


One character I found warm and comforting was that of Sara Tancredi, Sarah Wayne Callies. Sara is the jail doctor at Fox River Penitentiary, where Lincoln is serving prison time. Sara is introduced to through Michael Scofield, Wentworth Miller, and his various appointments with her. Sara seemed innocent but also quite deep and as I saw more of her she began to make me question things about her, especially when we learn her father’s position in government. Michael is an engineer and presented as something of a genius, using incredible means and logic throughout the season.


By contrast, one character I did not warm to would have to be Theodore Bagwell, portrayed by Robert Knepper. This character seemed truly evil and I felt very uncomfortable whenever he was on screen. His ability to have this influence on me without knowing all too much about him speak volumes to the production quality and frankly the casting of this particular role.


On the contrary, one character I found warm and comforting was that of Sara Tancredi. Sara is the jail doctor at Fox River Penitentiary, whom is introduced to through

Michael and his various appointments with her. Sara seemed innocent but also quite deep and as I saw more of her she began to make me question things about her, especially when we learn her father’s position.


I found myself becoming more favorable toward Lincoln’s brother Michael Scofield. This was done as I was made to empathize with his character, not that I have a brother in jail or anything. Michael’s quiet persona made him even more intriguing as I found myself asking questions of him also as he doesn’t often give away anything, he doesn’t want to about himself.


I am excited to see what comes in the next few episodes as the brothers construct their plan and put it in motion. I am also particularly captivated with what might happen should they be successful in escaping from Fox River Penitentiary. I cannot tell where the producers will take this, what is the goal once the brothers get outside prison walls? Where will they go? Is there a plan to make themselves a, legal, part of society?



Michael Scofield is the key, literally, to the entire show, Prison Break.

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