The first program was definitely on my pouty I'm-totally-not-watching-Fox list because I knew that if this one got prematurely zipped into the ether, it would hurt. It's a suspense-thriller called PRISON BREAK, and it was being heralded as "the new 24." Well, you all know from Crystal Says... that I dig 24. So...very reluctantly, I was lured into watching BREAK. OMG. I'm so happy I did. If Fox messes with me on this one, I'm going into a dither. It doesn't have the "24-hour real time" conceit of 24 (and, actually 24 itself doesn't even keep to that premise all that brilliantly if you think of all the traveling they do from place to place; I mean, how can Jack Bauer get from one side of L.A. to another in, like,three minutes?). But BREAK has the intensity. Boy, buddy, DOES it. These people know how to pace a story by interweaving intrigue with emotion. And the cliffhangers...yow. Great stuff.
Basically, BREAK offers the unlikely scenario of a man committing a crime so that he can rescue his incarcerated brother by being assigned to the same prison. That brother, Linc, is scheduled to die soon because he killed the vice-president's brother.
It's really good. You've got to watch for the excitement and the hottie-ness.
Next up: REUNION. Lord help me, because it's on (you guessed it) Fox.