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Old 08-28-05, 10:55 PM
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Prison Break -- Series Premiere "Pilot; Allen" -- 08/29/05

"Pilot; Allen" Episode #101/102.
Series/Drama, 120 Mins.

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The brother of death-row inmate Lincoln Burrows intentionally gets himself incarcerated, then plans to use his skills as a structural engineer to free him.

Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Wade Williams, Amaury Nolasco, Peter Stormare, Robin Tunney, Marshall Allman, Sarah Wayne Callies, Stacy Keach, Paul Adelstein, Robert Knepper, Jessalyn Gilsig, Camille Guaty, Anthony Starke, Rich Komenich, Danny McCarthy, Chelcie Ross, Keith Diamond, Brian Hamman , Rockmond Dunbar.


Producer(s): Brett Ratner, Paul Scheuring, Mike Pavone, Matt Olmstead, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse.

Original Airdate: August 29, 2005.
Old 08-28-05, 11:02 PM
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Looking forward to this

This was shot about 15 minutes away from where I grew up.

Something interesting I read today was Dominic Purcell has been shooting his scenes on death row in a cell that once belonged to John Wayne Gacy because it has the best light to shoot in.
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I am looking forward to it also. TV Gal at zap2it.com says it is the best new drama for the fall season. Maxim also gives it 5* for what thats worth.

Seems like an interesting concept, similar to 24, in that it will count down to his execution date.

Plus I'll gladly welcome anything from the fall season as all I have to watch right now is Over There and the Real World:Austin. Looking forward to the OC on Sept 8 as well. Most of my other shows wont start until the end of September, so Prison Break should get a couple chances to reel me in before then.
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Thanks for the reminder, just set the season pass. I didn't realize fall shows were starting already.
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At first I thought this would be another dumb drama but after reading all the praise I think I'll check this out.
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I don't think I've seen a bad review of this show yet. EW gave it an A-.
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I can't wait! Rome and Prison Break are here to save my tv!
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woohooo, can't wait to see this tonight, finally looks like somethign decent will be on Tv again.
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Here's one from the Wash Post's Tom Shales, and he sure didn't pull any punches.
Originally Posted by Chew
I don't think I've seen a bad review of this show yet. EW gave it an A-.
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just for everyones information, this show is reguarly one hour long (9PM mondays, competing with Las Vegas on NBC when it returns..sigh..)...both episodes for tonight are being replayed Thursday 8-10p EST, and next Monday's episode (Cell Test) will be replayed Tuesday the 6th at 9PM as well as it's Monday 9PM timeslot..
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Originally Posted by pilot
just for everyones information, this show is reguarly one hour long (9PM mondays, competing with Las Vegas on NBC when it returns..sigh..)...both episodes for tonight are being replayed Thursday 8-10p EST, and next Monday's episode (Cell Test) will be replayed Tuesday the 6th at 9PM as well as it's Monday 9PM timeslot..
Thanks pilot.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
...and he sure didn't pull any punches.[/URL]
Well, that's putting it mildly.
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Thanks. Gotta setup my DVR when I get home.
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Does anyone know if this is going to be in HD?
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Originally Posted by juanmgonzalez
Does anyone know if this is going to be in HD?
The couple online guides I've looked at say no, but I set it up the Season Pass on the digital channel and I thought I remember it saying HDTV.

At this point, there's no excuse for the four major networks not to go HD with all their new dramas.
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I assume they're showing the first two episodes back-to-back tonight, as I saw the pilot of this a few months ago and it ran roughly an hour. I didn't have high hopes initially, but came away rather impressed. Definitely a solid and highly enjoyable premiere.
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Since I gave up on the WWE there had been nothing for me to watch on Monday nights. So I'll give this show a shot.
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I'll be watching
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the first 11 mins were pretty good...not quite sure how they will stretch it out for a season, but i'm interested.. plus its in HD
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Anyone else think of Arrested Development during the visitation scene?

"No touching!"
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enjoyed the first 2 hours... kind of like OZ meets Escape From Alcatraz meets 24
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Best show ever!
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Good shit. My DVR will be setup for weekly recording.
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I liked it - now if only they can keep it going every week straight through to the end w/out any repeats.
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Pretty intriguing - a little complex because of the onslaught of characters, but still very good. Some of the prison scenes seem kind of weak though, especially in comparison to Oz.

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