Who is Number One?

In my humble opinion, The Prisoner is, by far, the greatest television series of all time. (I almost chose “Number Six” as my pseudonym.)

The “re-imagining” starts tonight on AMC. Judging by the trailer, I suspect the children who wrote the script completely missed the point of the original series.

But even though I expect it to lack all of the original’s wit, charm, and humor (“the very essence of a democratic society”)… And even though I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered… I will sit and watch it anyway like a rotten cabbage. I want to know exactly how they ruined this work of art. Who knows? Perhaps I will be pleasantly surprised.

Be seeing you.

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