5 Reasons To Watch 'Prison Break'
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5 Reasons To Watch 'Prison Break'

It may have ended in 2009, but in 2017 there will be nine more episodes.

5 Reasons To Watch 'Prison Break'

After binge-watching 'Prison Break' on Netflix, I went through some major denial. Why? Because it isn't until 2017 that the show comes back for its mini-series. Not only is that a long wait, but the fact that it is only nine episodes is also what is going to drive me crazy. I'll get to see the old characters I've come to love again, doing the things they do best, but I already know that it won't be a long enough of a visit for me. Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows) posted on Instagram about how the mini-series is "a nine-hour Jason Bourne movie." That just makes the wait even more painfully exciting.

Now, I'm going to give you five reasons why you should definitely watch 'Prison Break.'

1. It's an action-packed crime drama.

Some seasons are more action-packed than others, but after every episode you'll be wondering what is going to happen next. It keeps you wanting more.

2. It's intense.Can you say cliffhanger after cliffhanger?

This kind of applies to #1, but 'Prison Break' is so intense at times (a lot) that it needs its own category. It had my heart racing and my hands squeezing my pillow to my chest so often that I felt like in doing so it would make the scene play out faster. Must. Know. What. Is. Happening.

3. The characters.

Well, the actors too. No matter how short-lived it is or how much it is, at some point, you'll be rooting for even the worst characters. Not to mention the brotherhood that blooms between Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and his cellmate Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco). I rooted for Sucre as much as Michael and his brother. Plus, you'll never know who might become allies with our main characters down the road. There are lots of interesting twists.

4. The Michael/Sara Relationship story line.

This show does a great job weaving and threading in a love story throughout the seasons. After all, we do need a small break from all the intensity at some point. It gives you an opportunity to breathe a little.

5. The brothers/family.

Ultimately, 'Prison Break' is all about family. It's about two brothers that save and fight for each other, their freedom and the freedom for the ones they love. The relationship between Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows is what drives this show from the very start and it never shatters.

The wonderful thing about Netflix is that it can bring back shows like this. 'Prison Break' was on Fox back in 2005, when I was ten and would never have watched, so it's pretty awesome that Netflix is allowing opportunities for a whole new generation of people to enjoy not only 'Prison Break' but other shows as well. I believe it is because of the popularity that the show gained from being on Netflix that they starting thinking about bringing it back for a mini season. Besides, after the way the show ended in 2009, every 'Prison Break' fan wants more story. Unless you're me... then you need more story.

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