I was very happy to hang out with some friends last night and very unhappy with the new version of The Prisoner. The original is a brilliant social-political commentary and this one is...not. Other than having Ian McKellen (without the power to control metal or stop demons from passing), what did it have? The Prisoner is a story of a former government agent who abruptly quits and is sent to a secret instillation for ex-agents know only as The Village. Escape is all the agent wants while those in charge attempt to uncover his many secrets. For the time it was made it had incredible poignancy. But this latest, with its minor changes in situation and major changes in writing talent is without point, without purpose. The only prisoner is the one watching the show.
I won't "Be seeing you".