Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Prisoner (1968)

During last weekend’s live stream, I was astonished to find that my viewers didn’t know about “The Prisoner,” the 1968 BBC TV show starring Patrick McGoohan that turned the spy genre on its ear. Episode 1 is an amazing piece of work. Once you start watching, you can’t stop. The rest of the episodes are hit-and-miss, and some of them are a complete mess. The first season was never finished, and McGoohan had to rush out a sort-of-ending to meet the BBC cancellation date. The final two-part episode is even more surreal than what you see here. It’s kind of like “Magical Mystery Tour.” Pure paranoia and weirdness. You owe it to yourself to see The Prisoner.

The Prisoner - Arrival by tvchannels


1 comment:

  1. Kids these days think that if it happened before they were born, it doesn't exist.

    Be seeing you......