I've just now started watching this. Netflix has made it possible to glut yourself on back-to-back episodes for all sorts of TV shows. I had always thought that the actor who played Michael Scofield, Wentworth Miller, is hotter than Georgia asphalt.
In about three weeks time I'm up to season 4...episode 6 or something. The last is that the
Roland character died, with Michael clutching his hand. And then fade to black. I couldn't help but notice that all the Asian characters on this show have been villains or twats of some sort??
Anyway...I'm not sure if using spoiler tags is necessary, since this show has been finished for almost four years now? I've just found the moral complexity and ambiguity really fascinating. I think it's amazing that in this age when movies and TV show death as such a casual thing, that this show makes a point of portraying each death (or injury) as something serious and disturbing, especially in Michael's eyes. I love how his character is imbued with that sense of moral certitude, and it's interesting to watch him struggle with it.
The actors all do an excellent job. And I like how they have portrayed each character--even the villains--as being complex, and even sympathetic, to a certain degree (some more than others).
Season 4 has gotten rather ridiculous. I question if the characters would truly be motivated to be helping each other out like that. e.g.,
Bellick lied to Sucre by saying that he had kidnapped Maricruz--the love of Sucre's life. Even if that was a lie, he still fucked up Sucre's idyllic life with Maricruz, right? But now they're buds. Doesn't make sense.
Despite the growing absurdities, I am fascinated by the problem-solving and the way the show keeps you on the edge of your seat.