Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Be seeing you...

Patrick McGoohan died yesterday. His passing reminds me that I've only watched a handful of the original episodes of The Prisoner. I should get back on that.

Re-watching the opening credits, I realized that Number 6 must have been a crappy secret agent. He resigns, then he goes home to pack a suitcase to make a quick getaway, where he is captured by the mysterious forces who imprison him in The Village. Why didn't he pack the suitcase first and bring it in his car? Why did he take his own tiny sports car? Why not take a cab from MI 6 right to Victoria Station or Heathrow? And how could he not notice that he was being followed all the way home? They're following right behind him! I've read too many spy novels and seen too many movies.

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