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Watch The Prisoner free online!

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 7th 2009 7:04PM
The PrisonerAs a promotion for its upcoming broadcast of the remake of The Prisoner starring Jim Caviezel and Sir Ian McKellan, AMC is allowing people to view the entire original series on its website for free. Patrick McGoohan stars in the series he co-created.

I cannot recommend watching this series enough, especially if you haven't already. I picked up the 40th anniversary DVD set with no regrets. It was quite revolutionary for its time and used a lot of story devices that were unheard of on television back then (such as having an entire episode be a story told by Number Six to a bunch of children). And let us not forget the signature attack-balloon, Rover.

I doubt the remake mini-series will hold up to the original as it was really a product of its time, but Ian McKellan is an excellent actor and his involvement is enough to pique my interest. I suspect that, much like many of the remakes nowadays, this will bear only a superficial resemblence to the original.

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GerryofNorVA

I am not a number ! I'm a free man ! Never did find out why he resigned, ever after that whacked out trippy series finale ... be seeing you ...

January 11 2009 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan German

Not in Australia! when will people figure out this internet thingy goes worldwide?

January 08 2009 at 9:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chuck

DON'T! the series is crap. boring crap

January 08 2009 at 9:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wes

Excellent show, great promotion! I enjoyed watching this when I was a kid.

January 07 2009 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gaz

The series is indeed fantastic, but when you recommend watching it online please specify that it's available only in the US. People get their hopes up for nothing.

January 07 2009 at 7:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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