Saturday, 26 March 2011
It's A Point Of View
THEPRISONER has moved on. There's a new village. There's only one Two, which I believe works very well. And there are the subtle echoes of the original 1960's series. The newspaper reporter and photographer. The chessboard. The village taxi, not a Mini-Moke I grant you, but it does the job. The village guardian. Lava Lamps. Modern day deck shoes, and piped blazers. The phrase "Be seeing you." Everyone is a number, and wears a numbered badge, but not all the badges worn by the citizens are the same. Some do not even have the village emblem upon them! There's the village Postman. The Map of Your Village. Six, the former No.6. There's a penny farthing bicycle, and I could go on.
I too am a life long fan of the Prisoner, and I can see that THEPRISONER is not so very different from that of the original series. So why can't the majority of fans? Did they truly think that a simple remake was to ahve been produced, filmed in Portmeirion?
Next month sees the first anniversay of the UK premier of THEPRISONER, and I for one will be screening the series again, and that will make it four times I have watched the series. I bet there are not many fans of the Prisoner who can say that!
This weekend I'm going out for a beer or twelve. I'm going to get myself a pig to keep. My favourite dish has become anything in a 'wrap.' And seeing as I've nothing to hide, I've nothing to find. But then of course if you haven't seen all THEPRISONER series, you won't know what I'm talking about, will you?
I'm Johnny Prisoner