The Prisoner (1967–1968)  imdb rss

After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

The Prisoner: Fall Out  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 17

The Last Temptation of Number Six. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 12, 2014 at 9:42 AM - 8 comments

The Prisoner: Once Upon a Time  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 16

The Village, desperate for Number Six's soul, breaks out its most extreme measures. It's Degree Absolute: two men enter, one man leaves. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 7, 2014 at 9:31 AM - 7 comments

The Prisoner: The Girl Who Was Death  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 15

Number Six investigates a murderous young woman and her insane father in an episode featuring the most covetable pint glass in all of television. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:38 PM - 8 comments

The Prisoner: Living in Harmony  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 14

The Prisoner is now a Western. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM - 4 comments

The Prisoner: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 13

Patrick McGoohan is away filming Ice Station Zebra, and a memory-wiped, body-swapped Number Six carries on in his absence. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM - 6 comments

The Prisoner: Hammer into Anvil  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 10

As revenge for the death of a prisoner, Number Six turns the tables on Number Two. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM - 9 comments

The Prisoner: A Change of Mind  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 12

Number Six is declared "unmutual" and labeled for conversion. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM - 6 comments

The Prisoner: It's Your Funeral  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 10

Number Six is caught up in a plot to assassinate Number Two. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM - 6 comments

The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 7

Number Six finds himself in a deserted Village. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM - 16 comments

The Prisoner: The Schizoid Man  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 5

Number Twelve is given the assignment of impersonating Number Six. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 25, 2014 at 6:58 AM - 14 comments

The Prisoner: A. B. and C.  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 3

Number Two believes Number Six had planned to sell information when he resigned, and tries to discover which of three agents Six was planning on selling out to. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 19, 2014 at 6:29 AM - 11 comments

The Prisoner: The General  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 6

"Speedlearn" is the latest thing in The Village — an entire three-year course of knowledge in three minutes; European History Since Napoleon in 15 seconds. Courses taught by the Professor, and promoted by the General. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:03 PM - 8 comments

The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 2

A new prisoner, Number Eight, arrives in The Village. An arts and crafts exhibition is held. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:35 PM - 8 comments

The Prisoner: Checkmate  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 9

Number Six takes part in a chess game. But how to tell white from black? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:58 PM - 10 comments

The Prisoner: Dance of the Dead  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 8

There's to be a Carnival in The Village — with music, dancing, and happiness, by order. Before that, Number Six wanders out at night. Also there's a cat. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 23, 2014 at 4:22 AM - 19 comments

The Prisoner: Free For All  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 4

It's election time in The Village! You don't want to have an uncontested election in a democratic society like The Village — bad for morale, you know. Number Six is persuaded to run for the position of Number Two. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:34 PM - 19 comments

The Prisoner: Arrival  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

The Prisoner was a British series which aired from 1967 to 1968. Although only 17 episodes were produced, it is widely considered one of the most influential series of that decade, if not in all of television. In the first episode, a British secret agent heatedly resigns. He returns home and packs to leave quickly, but before he can, he is gassed and kidnapped. He awakes to find himself in a mysterious Village... Also, an invitation to discuss the preferred viewing order for this rewatch in the thread. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 11, 2014 at 7:36 PM - 34 comments