Okay, so we all know this show has not so much jumped the shark as leapt on its back and ridden it rodeo-style across the ocean, but there was a time when this was guilty pleasure in its purest form. The first season (the one which was actually set in a prison) found the saintly Michael Schofield covering himself in handy tattoos and incarcerated in the same chokey as his death row-sentenced brother. Amazingly, it lived up to the completely ridiculous premise, so it's a shame that the second and third seasons took the institutionalized concept out of its comfort zone.
Riot Drills And The Devil Parts 1 and 2 (Season 1, Episodes 6-7), the episodes that really saw the show step up a gear as the evil T-Bag kick starts a full-scale cellblock riot. It's a breathless two-parter that sees Dr Sara Tancredi's infirmary under siege from jonesing inmates, Michael's best-laid plans under threat and T-Bag killing off an unfortunate prison guard.
Did You Know?
If you were to have a tattoo like Michael Schofield's, it would take around 200 hours to finish and it would cost around £10,000.
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