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This review is from: Prison Break - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
This really is a load of rubbish - albeit fairly entertaining rubbish - but most of the time it just insults the viewer's intelligence. There is no prison cliche left untrammelled: sadistic and violent prison guard? Check. Well-meaning but ineffectual prison governor? Check. Psychotic but camp homosexual prisoner? Check. Prisoner who knows people who know people, who get hold of just about any item of contraband under the sun (for a price, obviously)? Check. Hispanic prisoner, who kisses his rosary all the time and just wants to get out to be with his pregnant girlfriend? Check. The one kind-hearted prison guard who inevitably gets topped when the (inevitable) riot breaks out? Check. I could go on..........Some of the acting is pretty excruciating and the dialogue is so formulaic, you will have to resist the temptation not to finish the characters' sentences before they do.