Heroes VS Prison Break

8 10 2007

Heroes

Heroes is an American science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The show tells the story of several people who “thought they were like everyone else… until they realized they have incredible abilities” such as telepathy, time travel, flight and spontaneous regeneration. These people soon realize they have a role in preventing a catastrophe and saving mankind. The series emulates the writing style of American comic books with short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. Kring said “we have talked about where the show goes up to five seasons.”

When the series premiered in the United States, it was the night’s most-watched program among adults aged 18–49, attracting 14.3 million viewers overall and receiving the highest rating for any NBC drama premiere in five years. The second season of Heroes will consist of 24 episodes, and the first season of a new spinoff, Heroes: Origins, will include six episodes. The second season premiered on September 24, 2007 with Heroes: Origins expected to air in April and May of 2008.

So that’s the back story and a few facts, but what about the show itself?? I like the idea of one superhero who inherits the abilities of every other “Hero” he comes into contact with. It leaves the possibility of an Uber Hero who never gets boring. To be honest though they need to do something extra special with Season 2 as in my opinion the end of season 1 was a huge anticlimax with a very lame fight at the end.

Prison Break

Prison Break was premiered in the US by the “Fox” Broadcasting Company on August 29, 2005. The story revolves around a man who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his brother’s elaborate plan to help him escape his death sentence. Created by Paul Scheuring, the show is produced by Adelstein-Parouse Productions in association with Original Television and 20th Century Fox Television. The current executive producers are Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal Moritz and Brett Ratner. Its theme music is composed by Ramin Djawadi, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006.

Currently, two seasons of the show have been fully aired. Due to its immense popularity in its key demographics, the show was renewed by Fox for a third season (currently being aired at the moment), even though it was originally conceived to have only two seasons. The uniqueness of Prison Break is attributed to its serialized story structure, a similar format used by Lost and 24, and to its setting, as very few television series were primarily set and filmed in a prison. Its success and recognition as a prison drama revived interest in the genre.

The original concept of Prison Break—a man deliberately getting himself sent to prison in order to help someone else escape—was suggested to Paul Scheuring by producer Dawn Parouse, who wanted to produce an action-oriented series. Although Scheuring thought it was a good idea, he was initially stumped as to why someone would embark on such a mission or how he could develop it into a viable television show. He came up with the story of the wrongfully accused brother, and began working on the plot outline and devising the characters. In 2003, he pitched the idea to the Fox Broadcasting Company but was turned down as Fox felt nervous about the long-term possibilities of such a series. He subsequently showed the concept to other channels but was also turned down as it was thought to be more suited for a film project than a television series. Prison Break was later considered as a possible 14-part miniseries, which drew the interest of Steven Spielberg before his departure due to his involvement with War of the Worlds. Thus, the miniseries never materialized. Following the huge popularity of serialized prime time television series such as Lost and 24, the Fox Network had a change of heart and backed the production in 2004. The pilot episode was filmed a year after Scheuring wrote the script and five months later, the show was picked up as a series.

I’m a huge fan of Prison Break… more so than Heroes as the program seems to keep going down different directions and always seems to deliver that OMG! factor that few shows are able to recreate.. this is also something I feel Heroes has done to some level but not to the degree that Prison Break succeeds.

So what would happen if we pit Peter Petrelli and Co. VS the best problem solving mind (Michael Schofield) in the US and a ragtag group of ciminals…….???? FIGHT!

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28 responses

8 10 2007
quagmire

HEROE’S

cos everybody knows a hero

8 10 2007
celebrityscraps

Hmmm i’m gonna reserve judgement on this one cos i’m bias and love Prison Break…. I’m sure Michael has somthing in his tattoo that will help him defeat any hero but outwitting them!!!

12 10 2007
FrankLi

‘cos i’m bias and love Prison Break’

FIXED!!!

Take your audience seriously or lose them FOREVERRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

16 10 2007
newby

Lost!!!!!!!!! lost PWNS all! u can shove Heroes and Prison Break up your arse.

16 10 2007
celebrityscraps

I’m starting to lose faith in lost… i mean there are some questions still unanswered from season one… plus you know that they are all really on a reality tv show!

5 11 2007
giorogs

PRISON BREAK FOR SURE!
IT’S JUST AMAZING!

7 11 2007
Simon

Prison break is the best followed by heroes. Lost is just lost.

1 12 2007
winda

Prison Break is the bEst series that i ever watch!!

30 12 2007
Retropig

LOST BEATS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry i know its heroes n prison break but…. LOST IS THE BEST!!!

ok to choose out of Heroes n Prison Break it wud be Heroes, i stopped watchin PB.

Anyway, that doesn’t matter coz LOST IS THE BEST!!!

14 01 2008
gioraktsos

Prison Break For Life!
Season 3 is just amazing! heroes comes second. it’s also a good tv show but prison break is the best! Lost as simon said is lost:P

16 04 2008
Mike

I vote for Prison break. I watch all 3 shows and i believe prison break comes first.

23 04 2008
Melina

Lost has a very good plot which surprises you all the time and makes you think.
Prison Break first season was good ,but after the first episodes of season 2
I watced it only for Wentworth Miller (He’s so hot).
I haven’t watced Heroes yet, but I ‘m going to watch it soon.

So the winner is LOST.

29 04 2008
scofield

Prison Break for sure. I love lost, but it’s a bit boring now in season 4 so I vote for Prison Break. I’ve watched 1 season Heroes but i didnt like it so I stopped watching it

17 06 2008
John

Prison Break with a huge diferrence

5 08 2008
coolpalit

surely its prison break….
can’t stop watching………………………..
i love lost also but the plot of PB is too much…..

25 09 2008
Arcisure

Prisonbreak. every eppisode is so cool, 40 minutes looks 40 seconds.

29 09 2008
Joen

Prison Break for sure. Season 3 premiere of Heroes was terrible and so I stopped watching it. Lost is one of my favorite shows, but Prison Break wins .
I will recommend this show to all of you

14 10 2008
Jay

Heroes!! coz it is more popular around the world than prison break..even in torrent websites heroes exceeds prison break in number of seeds and peers.. more people love heroes not just in western countries but around the world!! the global audience is much more bigger than just basing it on their premiere show..

15 10 2008
HARIDS

PRISON BREAK ABOUT 51% HEROES 49%

23 10 2008
tila

prison breakk hello heroes is ok but prison break isssss much better

23 10 2008
celebrityscraps

Joen i think you should have kept with Heroes as S3 has got better as it went on.

Last ep was awesome.

3 11 2008
isuru

Prison break is my choice.
No interest in Heroes & Lost. But PB is coooooooool $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Prison Break ROXZZZ

8 11 2008
Strong Material

I really like the Breakers ( PB) more on w/ the breaking parts. its a fast paced, less talk, full of action and solving idea….Brilliant,Genius,one of a kind…

Heroes, for me its the same idea w/ the X-men… but in fairness to them, they discover more power here..

24, its to old..

19 11 2008
ezee

Aguante L O S T ! ! ! !

20 11 2008
kabir

PRISON BREAK IS THE VERY BEST IN THE WORLD!!! ITS ADDICTIVE!!! ONCE YOU START WATCHING U BECOME DESPERATE FOR THE NEXT EPISODE AND DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT ANY ANOTHER TV SHOW!!! WAITING FOR S04E12!!! AND JUS TO LET JAY KNOW PRISON BREAKS EXCEEDS HEROES CHECK MININOVA ALL EZTV RELEASES!!! I LOVE PRISON BREAK!!!

15 04 2009
Jason

PPPPRRRIIISSSOOONNN BBBRRREEEAAAKKK is the best,
i like it beacause its fast paced and not much shit talking.
as for Heroes, its just blood n guts and just similar to and super heroes shows
Love the prison break plots and stuff

Prison Breeak forever!

3 05 2009
martin

Hi, i think lost, prison break and heroes are all shows worth watching.
It’s a great time for american tv drama.
But The x files is my favourite show of all time.
As for more recent shows, I think that DEadwood was the best

6 08 2009
ethosque

prison break always.
love wentworth
awesome fellow
heroes stated to get worse from season 3 . so boring 😛

PB ROCKS
WM ROCKS

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