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Friday 3 November 2017

The Therapy Zone

    50 years of ‘the Prisoner,’ it had to be of course but it seemed so far off looking back. It makes one wonder where all the years have gone, and has it been worthwhile speculating, theorizing, interpreting, and asking questions? Indeed are any of us the better for it? Or are we in some way, still frustrated by the questions that remain but which can never be answered by the people who knew?! I guess that’s something we enthusiasts simply have to live with, and accept certain things in the series as they are, because they cannot be completely explained. Mind you that’s all part of ‘the Prisoner’s’ endurance, that even today 50 years later, mysteries regarding the series still remain.
    And yet ‘the Prisoner’ can still be enjoyed purely for its action and adventure, its great escapism, and I suppose when I first watched ‘the Prisoner’ as a boy of 12 to me it was action and adventure, somewhere to escape to. Oh there were questions, of course there were questions, but not as many as there were in later life. ‘The Prisoner’ seemed less complicated to me then, it’s only after becoming an adult that I really began to think about ‘the Prisoner’ and its meanings. Perhaps it’s only when we grow up to become adults that we then over complicate ‘the Prisoner.’ But then as we know that’s half the enjoyment, the fact that you can make ‘the Prisoner’ out to be anyone and anything you care to. It means what it is, well that’s what Number S1X said, but he was talking about a piece of abstract art at the time. I realize that ‘the Prisoner’ has been described by some as a work of art, but can any part of ‘the Prisoner’ be described as abstract? Perhaps as
“existing in thought, or as an idea, but not having a physical or concrete existence.” Or “relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures.”
    “Abstract is from a Latin word meaning "pulled away, detached," and the basic idea is of something detached from physical, or concrete, reality.”

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