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Prison Break on Fox

By Josh Shirlen

The second season of Fox's dramatic series Prison Break premiered last week and lived up to it's reputation of being a high intensity show that features some of the most graphic violence on television.  Last season the show found its way onto our Worst of the Week list multiple times for violent content and it appears that Fox has the same in store for viewers this season. 


In the premiere episode entitled "Manhunt" we join the group of escaped prisoners as they flee from police after the break out.  T-Bag, an extremely dangerous escaped sexual predator, sets off on his own to get help with his severed hand.  Weak and covered in blood he threatens a veterinarian with a screwdriver and demands that he reattach his hand.  T-Bag carries the severed hand in a blood filled cooler.   The rest of the escaped convicts encounter a little girl and her father who are hunting in the woods.  John (a convicted mob boss) grabs the little girl and holds a gun to her head demanding that the father lay down his shotgun.  And as Veronica works to prove Lincoln's innocence of the crime he was convicted of, a federal law enforcement agent shoots her in the head, killing her.  Veronica is shown lying dead on the ground with a bloody bullet wound in her head.


Prison Break shows no signs of backing-off when it comes to violent content on the show this season.  The show has, and apparently will continue to, push the limits of decency.  It would have been appropriate for Fox to tone down the violence on the show this season and leave it in the 9 o'clock hour, but unfortunately the executives at Fox have decided to do the opposite, continuing to feature violent content and moving the show up to the 8 o'clock hour.  In this new time slot parents should be cautioned that Prison Break is not suited for children of any age. 


For it's display of graphic content including blood, dismemberment, guns, and death, Prison Break is our pick for Worst of the Week.   

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