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bip
03-23-2007, 11:32 AM
I am a grown-up (30), professional woman with a master's degree. I am supposed to care about adult things like politics and world affairs (which I do to some extent). Or at least adult TV shows like Law and Order. I have never really cared about TV or celebrities, but since the first few minutes of the first episode, I have been completely obsessed with Prison Break. I see a lot of threads on bbs about Lost, Greys Anatomy, the OC, etc, but never PB, which makes me wonder if I am the only one...

I had all the episodes on our TiVo, but the TiVo crashed over Christmas and lost them, so I bought the 1st season on iTunes and put them on DH's computer. He put them on my video iPod and I laughed and laughed. Who would watch TV on their iPod?

Turns out *I* would! (did, and will again!)

I am disappointed that they are going to do a 3rd season. I was hoping to be able to kick this obsession. Now my greatest worry is that Sara Wayne Callies won't come back for the next season. Miller and Purcell are already tentatively on board, but no mention of Callies ... And she's pregnant in real life so ???

Isn't there a genocide in Darfur right now? Aren't we at war? Don't I have my career to focus on? How can I possibly be so wrapped up in what happens on an eye candy show?

I saw on Youtube that many people actually download clips from the show and string them together into musical montages. I have not done such a thing yet, so I guess I am not as obsessed as I COULD be, lol (or maybe I just don't know how to use the technology yet!)

Please tell me I'm not alone!

brownishcoat
03-23-2007, 12:30 PM
I love Prison Break, too! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Calamintha
03-23-2007, 02:15 PM
DH and I watch Prison Break too. I normally don't care much for television but I have to say that Prison Break has delivered a lot more than I thought it would when I first heard about it.

BTW, there is an on going thread on Knitters Review devoted to Prison Break.

auburnchick
03-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Count me in as a fan too! I've watched it from the beginning, although I did miss the big episode last year when they actually broke out!

knitqueen
03-23-2007, 03:41 PM
I watched this week after not watching since the start of the season. We go out on Monday nights so haven't watched it. So I was rather confused this week - what's up with Mahone?? I've obviously missed a lot so I have no idea of what exactly he's in trouble for?

PaperGirl
03-23-2007, 03:51 PM
OMG! I have been looking for SOMEONE who shares my obsession as much as me!

I have been such a die hard fan since day one...and Wentworth Miller is just drool worthy!

I even put my knitting down to drool over him. :roflhard:

Mahone is complicated...Im not sure how best to elaborate on him...

:?? Hes a brilliantly twisted genius, I think was DHs description.

CarmenIbanez
03-23-2007, 04:36 PM
I'd like to be the boys' dirty little secret, that's for sure!

bip
03-23-2007, 04:41 PM
I have PB joke to share with you! There is a legal exam writing company called Wentworth Miller's Legal Exam Writing System. I am not making this up, and it has no relation to Mr. Hotpants.

DH is in law school and said, "I wonder if the first step in the system is to tattoo all the exam answers to your torso."

Edited to say: apparently the guide was written by the actor's father, so it's not exactly no relation to Mr. Hotpants, just that he himself did not write it.

Andrea
03-23-2007, 04:45 PM
I love Prison Break too!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

I can't believe they can squeeze another season out of it, but that's fine with me!

:heart: :inlove: Wentworth Miller :inlove: :heart:

Julie
03-23-2007, 05:48 PM
Nathalie!! You have to see that episode!! It was soooo good!

I think it's amazing when you know what the outcome is going to be (obviously they're going to break out of prison) but they still make it soooo suspenseful and tense and awesome. I could not even sit down for most of the ep -- I was totally pacing around and DH thought I was nuts :roflhard:

My DH started watching season one on DVD and then sat me down and started over so I could see it. We're a little bummed right now because we caught up last week (we had been DVR-ing season 2 while we watched season 1) and now we have to wait for new episodes. :verysad:

redwitch
03-23-2007, 10:05 PM
Ooh yes! I watched the first season just because there wasn't much on (in New Zealand we have Channel One, Channel Two, Channel Three, C4 - guess what that stands for - and more recently, Prime) at that time. I knew Miller had become a sex symbol and I didn't see it at all. Now I do, he has hot moments now, what a difference from the first season! It's getting much more interesting. I'm also interested in the way the brother - Lincoln? - has changed from being helpless and borderline dependent on his brother inside. Now he is absolutely equal and up to the task of looking after himself and others - which in this context is keeping them from being caught again. Guess he's more experienced at being a criminal than his clean-living architect brother :teehee:
What's the state of events after the last episode? I'm assuming Sarah's still in at the end of the series? She never slept with Michael (obviously!) so they can't really work it in! Maybe they will keep her tummy out of shot.
What happens to T-bag (God what a creepy sleaze!)? And did he really think that after being threatened by a psycho serial murderer like him (one day I'll get out and I'll remember where your house is) and then finding out he had escaped from jail that his ex would be sitting in the same old house with the front door unlocked?

Ooh ooh!

auburnchick
03-24-2007, 02:30 AM
Nathalie!! You have to see that episode!! It was soooo good!

I think it's amazing when you know what the outcome is going to be (obviously they're going to break out of prison) but they still make it soooo suspenseful and tense and awesome. I could not even sit down for most of the ep -- I was totally pacing around and DH thought I was nuts :roflhard:

My DH started watching season one on DVD and then sat me down and started over so I could see it. We're a little bummed right now because we caught up last week (we had been DVR-ing season 2 while we watched season 1) and now we have to wait for new episodes. :verysad:

I would be tempted to buy the DVD set, but some of the prison scenes were just to bad for my kids (even though they are teens) to watch. They would be too tempted if the DVDs were in the house. Maybe I could find it online somewhere.

BTW, I just had a chance to watch this week's episode. Very good one.

Mommy22alyns
03-24-2007, 12:25 PM
I love Prison Break! I'm also a huge 24 fan, so I think Fox owns part of my soul. :teehee:

PaperGirl
03-26-2007, 07:33 PM
:happydance: New Eppy tonight!

Im pulling out the needles and getting comfy on the couch... :cheering:

JamOKnit
03-27-2007, 01:53 PM
{sigh} Wentworth Miller.......

Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin. :oops: :heart:

At 8 pm on Monday nights, I will drop everything, including the knitting needles <gasp> to pay full attention to Prison Break.

Yes, I need help. My husband is quite glad that the escapees are now far, far away in Panama... hee hee. :teehee: :muah: :roflhard:

PaperGirl
04-02-2007, 06:45 PM
Finale tonight! :happydance: :pout: :roflhard:

auburnchick
04-02-2007, 07:27 PM
CANNOT wait!!!!

Julie
04-02-2007, 07:37 PM
I can't believe the season is over already :pout:

bip
04-02-2007, 10:30 PM
It was so awesome! Dark though. It reminded me of Harry Potter, when things just got really dark in a way that made everything that happened before seem like child's play.

auburnchick
04-02-2007, 11:42 PM
Gosh, the season went by so fast!!!!! Interesting storyline enders...

Next season looks to be very gritty.

koolbreeze
04-03-2007, 01:46 PM
ok everybody betta stopp drooling ova my man!!!! i saw him first!!!!!!!!!! :teehee: hee hee

i watch then i stop cause they make me mad and i say i'm not gonna watch but i always come back and watch... sad i know. but i don't think i would be so into it if Wentworth wasn't on there. i'm some what ready for it to end just to see how they are going to end it... i mean for real... how much more can they get out of this!. they've been out of prison for a year! wasn't that just gross seeing the ex prison guard cowering on the floor in his drawls! they didn't even have to say it we all know he was big boy's B#@*$

Cherinec5
04-04-2007, 02:55 PM
OMG that is my fave show!!!! Wentworth is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I'm so sad that the season is aleady over!!! Now I wont get to see him for another 5 mo :(

dink
04-04-2007, 03:15 PM
So...who wants to make predictions about what will happen next season. They left it so open with Michael walking into the door. And knowing that Lincoln & Sara are free (unless they end up catching Sara for the shooting). And to think, the two "masterminds" are now the ones in jail. Could there be a Prison Break 2: Panama--the escape of Scofield and Mahone. LOL.

bip
04-04-2007, 03:21 PM
You guys won't believe this. Yesterday was my birthday (31, old enough to know better than to admit that!)

DH said to hurry home so he could give me my present. I asked, "Does it have to do with knitting, horses or Prison Break?" He said, "Yes", but wouldn't say which thing.

My present was a gift certificate to my favorite LYS (a bit strange to give a spouse a gift cert, but his law school finals are in a week so I am just thrilled that he remembered my b-day at all). With my present, DH gave me an origami crane, lol. He even put a coded message inside...which turned out to say "boobs". That's DH, always nutty.

Poor guy, he is absolutely baffled that I am so obsessed with this show. So am I, but sometimes it's fun to be obsessed w/something trivial so I'm not going to fight it.

I have another PB story to share: My life's most embarrassing moment. A friend of mine asked about Sarah Wayne Callies being pregnant, so I copied a pic from the internet to send her. Unfortunately, I somehow saved it in my screensaver folder (the one that my screensaver draws photos from). The way I found out I had done this was SOOO embarrassing. One of my bosses was in my office going over some things. Suddenly she asked me, "Who is that woman?" and pointed to my computer screen. There was the picture of SWC (looking very cute and pregnant at a recent awards show, so I told her who it was. My boss asked, "Is she a famous person?" I was like, "Yes, but I'm not sure why her picture is in my screen saver..." I almost died. Why did I have a picture of a gorgeous famous pregnant woman in my screen saver?!!!

PaperGirl
04-04-2007, 03:38 PM
Could there be a Prison Break 2: Panama--the escape of Scofield and Mahone. LOL.


Doood! Thats EXACTLY what me and DH said! :roflhard:

And that WAS Bellick in the "sona?" Or whatever they called it? We couldnt be 100% sure.... :??

dink
04-04-2007, 03:56 PM
Could there be a Prison Break 2: Panama--the escape of Scofield and Mahone. LOL.


Doood! Thats EXACTLY what me and DH said! :roflhard:

And that WAS Bellick in the "sona?" Or whatever they called it? We couldnt be 100% sure.... :??

I'm tellin ya! They'll escape, and T-Bag will just hang out in jail, and well, not sure where Bellick was headed. :?? :??

bip
04-04-2007, 04:20 PM
The consensus on the PB fan board is that it was Bellick on the floor in Sona. I watched it again last night and I gotta agree, it was him.

I've been kicking around some predictions in my mind (and in my defense, so far NONE of them involve ME kissing Michael, lol). I have decided that I hope the writers are far more creative and skillful than I am. So far they have been, so I'm just going to knit a lot this summer and ride my horse for the next 140-something days before I race home to find out what the heck is going on :)

dink
04-04-2007, 04:22 PM
The consensus on the PB fan board is that it was Bellick on the floor in Sona. I watched it again last night and I gotta agree, it was him.

I must have missed that part! :doh: Wonder if there's a freeze frame out there.

PaperGirl
04-04-2007, 04:55 PM
http://community.livejournal.com/_prisonbreak/864676.html#cutid1

Michael manages to double-cross Mahone, and the end result is that both of them end up in the same terrifying prison facility. The possibility of Michael Scofield and Alex Mahone working together to escape prison is more than enough to justify a third season.

They won’t be alone, however. T-Bag will likely end up in the same facility, after being tossed aside by the Company, and Bellick is already there. That makes for a wildly contentious core group within the Sona prison. Considering that Michael has no plan for escaping this time and plenty of uneasy allies (one would assume), the third season won’t feel like too much of a retread.

dink
04-04-2007, 04:58 PM
http://community.livejournal.com/_prisonbreak/864676.html#cutid1

Michael manages to double-cross Mahone, and the end result is that both of them end up in the same terrifying prison facility. The possibility of Michael Scofield and Alex Mahone working together to escape prison is more than enough to justify a third season.

They won’t be alone, however. T-Bag will likely end up in the same facility, after being tossed aside by the Company, and Bellick is already there. That makes for a wildly contentious core group within the Sona prison. Considering that Michael has no plan for escaping this time and plenty of uneasy allies (one would assume), the third season won’t feel like too much of a retread.

Is it time for the 3rd season yet?? :drool: :blooby: