Re the new Prisoner: It’s a thankless task to recreate a role originated by one of television’s greatest, oddest actors in one of the greatest series of all time. So: no thanks to Jim Caviezel tonight. Ian McKellan was pleasantly sinister as Number 2, though.
As my son pointed out, the stuff that doesn’t echo the original is kind of interesting. When they fall into remake mode, it just reminds you how much better the original was.
Somnolent pacing and very poorly motivated action in tonight’s first two episodes. I might give it another look tomorrow, but unless it improves dramatically I doubt I’ll watch to the end.