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23 August 2015 @ 06:51 pm
The One Where I Ramble  
I'm afraid that my obsession with Prison Break has started again. It's not as bad as it used to be, but it's bad enough that I'm doing (making? damn still hesitating on that one) a rewatch. All things considered, I think it's the first time I entirely rewatch the third and fourth seasons. I guess knowing Sara is back in S4 makes S3 more palatable, and the revival thing makes S4 less arghh -- though we'll see how the revival turns out.

(The obsession had waned event though the fic kept coming. The fic kept coming partly because there's no other show I feel writing fic for, and partly because even if I wasn't obsessing anymore over it, I was/am still very fond of the show and most of its characters.)

That being said, the further I go through the seasons, the slower the rewatch goes and the milder the fangirling becomes. I binge-watched S2, went quickly through S3 and am doing my way more quietly through S4. I'm keeping the first season for the end because 1. it's not like I don't know the story and can't watch it out of order 2. *snorts* like I'm going to end my rewatch with the stupid S4 and its Final Break!

I probably should have written down my thoughts as I watched because I have a goldfish's memory, but a few things:

- Kellerman is so totally having a sick crush on Sara. That's hardly breaking news, but I still love it. And Kellerman. How not to love Kellerman?

- I had forgotten about this, but I love watching Lincoln beat up (bad) people. I know, I know, it's wrong, but I've always loved it *hangs head in shame* There was so much pent-up frustration in him during the first season and he puts so much heart into it... Not a fan of S4 barking!Lincoln, but I'm not a fan of lot of things in S4 anyway.

- Early in S2, some FBI agent says that Michael and Lincoln are both B-negative. Apparently, only 2% of the world population is B-negative. With that kind of odd, the writers (and Christina) really want us to believe that they're not related? I know, I'm grasping at straws, and it's not like S4 writers would pay attention to this kind of detail. Still. It sounds like a more logical evidence that they are related than Christina's explanation about green eyes and blue eyes and Lincoln's IQ *headdesk* that they're adopted brothers. Too bad I didn't remind this when I wrote Story of Faith.

- When Sara and Michael meet up in New Mexico (S2), I like that she's not overjoyed when he explains to her what his plan "to make this right" is. Seriously, Michael? Seriously?! This is not making things right: this is providing her with a better-than-nothing way out she wouldn't have needed in the first place if it wasn't for you.

- I like Mahone. When S2 first aired, I did like him, but quickly, because I was disappointed that he was yet another character working for The Company and because fandom mostly acted as if he was the best thing since sliced bread, he got on my nerves to the point I couldn't stand him anymore. (It took me so much effort to mention him nicely in Story of Faith, and generally speaking in any other fic *g*) But I'm nine or ten episodes into season 4, and I'm liking him. Still not too big on the Michael/Mahone stuff, but well, under the right circumstances... ;)

- S4, could we stop undressing the female characters or showing off their assets? I don't mind flimsy clothing per se, but I see what you're doing here, and Sara's cleavage or Gretchen's bra aren't going to make silly plots better.

- I'm fast-forwarding T-Bag's scenes any occasion I have. I'm sorry, I used to love -- love to hate -- T-Bag in the first season, and was still more or less fine with him up until mid-season 2. But a some point, I just grew sick of him.

- Let's notice that Sara killed twice: Bill Kim to save Lincoln, Christina to save Michael. As far as I remember, she wasn't nearly as shocked when she shot Christina as when shot Kim...

Now, another kind of Prison Break... (Not exactly new, but it never gets old!)

 
 
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