DVDs Unwrapped - Prison Break: Season 3

You either love Prison Break, or you shake your head at the implausibility of all the narrow escapes from the law and convenient mystery assistance and write the show off. If you love it, then of course you'll want to get the third season on DVD. Just don't get your hopes up for a lot of extras.

The abbreviated season (only 13 episodes because of the writer's strike) focuses on the grimy Sona Prison in the hot Panama heat. The tables are turned: Lincoln's name has been cleared, but now his brother, Michael, has been tossed in the slammer with some of the most hardened criminals on the planet. Lincoln feels obligated to help his brother out, especially since Michael's plan to bust Linc out of jail was what got them into this whole mess in the first place. There are some truly bizarre plot twists along the way, but it's dirty and sweaty and filled with high-intensity action.

The extras are fine, but mostly the obligatory stuff that you'll find on most discs today. So if you've been spoiled by directors who do elaborate commentaries, or have gotten hooked on alternate endings and deleted scenes or goofy games, then you are likely to be disappointed.

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