Helllooo my little Prison Break lov-ahs,
PB and I got off to a very steamy start during its first season on the air. I had a Wentworth Miller screen saver and everything. I loved the ridiculously long intros to each show and the suspense had me biting off all my nails every Monday night.
As the title clearly says, the show is about breaking out of prison (duh). For those of you who haven't been die-hard fans from the beginning, I'll summarize:
Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is sentenced to death for the murder of Terrence Steadman, the brother of U.S. Vice President Carolyn Reynolds (who eventually becomes President) -- a crime he didn't commit but cannot prove. After Lincoln loses all of his appeals, his brother, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) steps in (literally). Scofield goes out and gets himself put in the same prison, Fox River Penitentiary, for armed robbery. He uses his engineering skills to devise a plan to break them both out. Throughout season 1, we learn that the murder Lincoln is accused of is actually a huge conspiracy theory, and everyone who comes close to the truth ends up mysteriously disappearing.
Even though I'm hooked, there's one thing I've never been able to wrap my head around: I never thought the show could go beyond one season. I mean, isn't the whole point based on whether they successfully escape?
As season two begins, however, Scofield and Burrows have both escaped (along with six other inmates), but the story is far from over. Apparently, eight escaped convicts doesn't go unnoticed -- who knew? This season focuses on the manhunt to find the men and also appears to delve deeper into the conspiracy plot.