I like to watch a few minutes of TV late at night before I go to bed. It’s a time when everyone else is asleep and I just want to take a few mindless minutes to unwind. I never like anything that’s actually on TV at that time of day (usually after midnight) so I usually keep something around from the video store.
Well, about 3 weeks ago, I was looking for something new and discovered Prison Break at Hollywood Video. It looked interesting and I like shows that have that on-going soap opera kind of thing. You know, like 24 and Lost. So I thought I would give it a try. You would think this would be harmless enough, right? Oh my gosh! Big mistake! This show SUCKS you in and will not let you go to bed. Over the next 2 weeks, I watched seasons 1 and 2 in their entirety. It’s at this point I realize they are 13 episodes into season 3 and those 13 episodes have not been released on DVD yet because the season isn’t over. I put Jack to work on finding those episodes on line for me. We found them on AOL video and I’m sucked in again.
I finished episode 13 on Saturday and told Jack to set the TEVO to record the new one this week. Well, guess what? Prison Break is a Fox show. Yep. Fox. So, just like 24, they aren’t making new episodes due to the writers strike. I knew all about 24 and the Fox writers strike. I’ve already grieved that and moved on. But it didn’t dawn on me that Prison Break was going to have the same problem.
The internet says they don’t know when or IF the show will continue!!! WHAT?? Sofia’s in the hospital with a gun shot wound, Sucre has been thrown into Sona, Mahone has gone to work for the Company, and Michael, who is out to avenge Sara’s murder, has found mysterious information in Whistler’s apartment about someone named Jonathan Lief from Scottsdale, Arizona.
I never would have started watching this thing had I known this was going to happen. I NEED closure. I think Hollywood Video should put warnings on the cases indicating that viewers should watch at their own risk as the show will end abruptly after episode 13 of season 3 due to the writers strike.