Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Prison Break - New Show

I've been watching a new show on FOX called PRISON BREAK. It's fantastic. The premise is that Lincoln (Dominic Purcell - to the left) is facing the electric chair, having been convicted of murdering the Vice-President's brother. Lincoln's straight-arrow brother, Michael (Wentworth Miller - below) intentionally gets thrown into prison so he can break his brother out. He is convinced that his brother has been framed. Michael is a genius, and as a structural engineer, worked for the firm that refurbished the prison years ago. So he has detailed knowledge of the prison. He has an elaborate scheme to get Lincoln out and then stay in hiding while they figure out who really killed the VP's brother.

Involved is Lincoln's old flame, Veronica (Robin Tunney) who is a real estate lawyer and engaged. She represents Michael at his trial, and then gets sucked into the web surrounding Lincoln.

I really am enjoying the show, and an extra bonus is that an old college friend, Wade Williams, is a regular. I knew Wade when we both attended the University of Tulsa. I was studying opera and he was a drama major. We took several classes together and were in several shows as well. He was such a great person, and I am thrilled to see him popping up in movies and TV shows quite frequently - though he usually plays such a badass.

Anyway, check this show out. In Oklahoma, it airs Mondays at 8:00 on Fox 25.


Gena Showalter said...

Oh, I will have to check it out. Sounds great!!

Kelli McBride said...

Wentworth Miller was in the short-lived series, DINOTOPIA. I was disappointed when it was cancelled. It was hardly given much chance to gain an audience.

He's from England and was educated at Princeton. I think he's yummy and would love to hear him speak in his native accent. Like the one guy says in the movie, LOVE ACTUALLY, American women dig a British accent. ;-)