Well page six who would have thought it. Expect you’re expecting some deep meaningful something or other about ‘the Prisoner.’ Well hasn’t that been done to death over the years, no, over the decades? And what have we got back for our efforts, do we really understand the full meaning behind the series, is there one? And if there is do we not make that for ourselves?
When was the last time you sat down to watch ‘the Prisoner‘
for its own sake, as a piece of escapism television? Will you watch it in order
to celebrate the series 50th anniversary, and if you don’t will that mean
anything? Probably not. After all no-one is charged to watch the series at all,
not if they don’t want to. In fact I’m aware of a number of people who were
once called hard-line enthusiasts, but aren’t any longer. They have nothing to
do with ‘the Prisoner,’ they are beyond it, moved onto other interests. This
love affair with a man who resigns his job and ends up abducted to a place
called The Village is over, long since over. Me? Well I’m not done with the
Prisoner just yet, not by a long chalk. There is still much to be revealed, and
one day the Butler will speak, you may depend upon it.
Be seeing you