Saturday, April 20, 2019

THE PRISONER - "Arrival" (1967)

Out of all the things we've done, it's hard to believe that we've never gotten around to this classic 1967 Brit TV show before, but that's just the way it works around here!
Welcome to the 4-20 Easter edition of The Dwrayger Dungeon Saturday Night Special!

"The Prisoner" is one of the trippiest TV shows ever made, and I'm actually surprised it made it across The Pond because it's just so weird!

As you walk through the valleys of shadows in life....Just remember!

There is no easy way out!

First Patrick McGoohan was John Drake Danger Man, then he was John Drake Secret Agent, and when he decides to give it all up, he gets gassed!

When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is!

This remote bucolic village is where it all begins!

He doesn't know it yet, but now he is just a number!

Want information? Sure! Just push and find out! 
There's only one problem! They've left the word 'inform' out of the word 'information!'

Want a detailed map? This is as good as it gets!

And then there's the bouncing ball you don't want to follow.......

.....Or piss off!

Very comforting! The Welcome Wagon must have come around!

His new identity is Number 6.

Number 6 is not overly thrilled with having his own private maid! 
He'd really rather just go home!

Whoever is running the show doesn't want the residents to have any contact at all with the outside world so they even package their own food with their own custom labels!

And somebody's watching you 24/7. That you can count on!

6 finds out the hard way that it's more difficult than it seems to escape!

Many of the best have tried to translate dream sequences into visual media, but I don't think anybody has done it better than the makers of "The Prisoner."

It's just one long nightmare!
There's only seventeen episodes, so I don't know about you, but I know what I'm doing for the next week or two! Might as well lock me up, and throw away the key!


Robert M. Lindsey said...

This is on ShoutTV and I recently watched the first episode. I need to get back to it and watch some more.

EEGAH!! said...

Yes you do, Robert! Episode 03 is next for me.

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