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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 29, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: William Fichtner, Rockmond Dunbar, Dominic Purcell
  • Summary: Prison Break is a drama from executive producers Brett Ratner, Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse and Neal Moritz.

    After getting himself incarcerated in Fox River State Penitentiary to free his wrongly accused brother, Lincoln Burrows, Michael Scofield is now on
    the loose–along with his brother. Tasked by a government agent to take down The Company, the brothers work along side former correctional officer Brad Bellick, former federal agent Alexander Mahone and other odd characters. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Paul T. Scheuring
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 2 premiere date: Aug 21, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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  1. Jun 8, 2014
    9
    Ammmmaaaaazzzzinngggg!!!!!!!!!!!! I was expecting great things from this show because i really liked the concept and it lived up to my expectations...
  2. Jul 12, 2012
    8
    The first season was definitely better, but the second is not bad. Fans of Prison Break will not be disappointed: just want to see the third season...
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    8
    Just as tense as the first season! Great new additions to the cast made the second season stand out as something different from the first. Story and characters stayed just as exciting and nothing felt forced. Great season. Expand
  4. May 25, 2012
    7
    Prison Break series 2 starts off precisely from series 1, almost as if it was an extension. This means that the impact is direct and relevant to the first series, but instead of a prison it's now external and open environments. This immediately creates more interest and intrigue than the previous series, and there are a lot of questions that are answered. There is more content and the story progression is faster, which is a positive change from series 1. However the plot itself seemed somewhat dull at times, even if it was relevant.

    This is largely caused by a sense that it was combining many mini stories and time framing them so that they fit every episode. This made many of them cheesier than they should be, and often just sank into indulgences which rarely became anything more then moderately interesting side stories. However the concepts and characterisations are greater than ever, and the complex nature of a prison escape comes flowing with liquid tension, and at all times it grips you with an curious state of empathy.
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  5. Jun 27, 2012
    7
    The second season was a drag. It shouldn't have been there as it wasted a lot of episodes or in short an entire season. The entire second season should have been summed up in four to five episodes. Overall, it didn't bore me at least. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2011
    6
    I was introduced to Prison Break by my Korean wife. She loves the show & it is very popular there. I thought Season 1 was pretty good. Season 2 is not as good in my opinion. I tried to just enjoy the season but there are a couple things that are too ridiculous i.e. Sucre riding a motorcycle from NY to Vegas in a matter of a couple days. Speaking of Sucre, it would be nice if his character was developed at least a little bit. Is Mari Cruz all he cares about? Really? He doesn't have a favorite soccer team or favorite band or anything? Expand
  7. May 25, 2013
    5
    The first season of Prison Break was a breath of fresh air in the ever repetitive TV schedules with edge of your seat moments every episode and this second season starts in much the same vein.

    We initially follow the exploits of each of the escaped convicts and are introduced to the ingenious methods of FBI Agent Mahone who is tasked with capturing them. Unusually for a TV show Agent Mahone is every bit the equal of the main star Micheal Schofield and this makes for some excellent television.

    Unfortunately as the series progresses we become more and more wrapped up in the slightly dull conspiracy behind Lincolns original imprisonment and we start to lose what made the first series so entertaining and so different to everything else on TV. It seems as though outside the prison walls Prison Break is just not the same show.
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