Sunday, November 15, 2009

I AM NOT A NUMBER!! THE PRISONER RETURNS

GOES BACK TO CONFINEMENT TONIGHT ON AMC

Cable TV Week concludes here at the CAIRNS BLOG with a look at the big premiere this weekend on AMC of what they hope will be another of their quality-level shows, The Prisoner. This is the much anticipated revival miniseries of the Sixties classic that starred Patrick McGoohan as Number Six. The remake has Jim Caviezel in the Number Six role and Ian McKellen as Number 2.

We've been getting a lot of talk about TV series revivals lately -- CBS is of course planning to bring back Hawaii Five-0, and ABC rolled out its much-anticipated revival of the science fiction classic V this month to some pretty big ratings numbers. (V, pictured right.)

As for this Prisoner revival, hopefully it will be a big success -- but some of the critics don't seem too impressed. "The viewers feel like prisoners!!" these humorous people are saying. Well, darnit, if that's the case I guess it's back to watching TV poker for me, then. This new series has a lot to live up to -- the original (opening credits below) is widely considered to be one of the greatest TV series of all time.

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