Television: Why the Caged Bird Sings

If you can give your disbelief a suspended sentence, you'll get a kick out of the new drama Prison Break

In the Fox drama Prison Break, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) gets himself incarcerated so he can break out his brother, who he believes was wrongfully imprisoned for killing the Vice President's brother. That is not the far-fetched part of the story. The far-fetched part is that no one realizes he's doing it.

Consider: in the first few minutes of the two-hour pilot, Scofield, a structural engineer, holds up a bank, although he has no criminal record or need for money; waits for the police to show up; pleads no contest to armed robbery; asks to be sent to the same maximum-security...

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