Saw the above episode of the remake last night. Oh dear. It was even worse than the first one. Okay, the original series wasn’t exactly known for its tight plot and logic, but it still had more direction and storyline than this new one. It was so lame and laboured. The same motif of the anchor was shown again and again. And then they bunged in a deserted railway track with no result.
It’s worse than Lost. At least Lost was consistent. The Prisoner was so random, in fact, that I’m surprised I can even remember watching it. Maybe that’s their tactic! They want you to forget you’ve seen it so you’ll watch it over and over!
My mate Matt said the studio who first made it had real trouble on the set, and that the series got canned half way thru… till HBO came and picked it up. Well, HBO may regret taking this risk.