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Alcatraz! A pretty entertaining show!
on September 12, 2014
I have to say that I enjoyed the show and the lead, Sarah Jones, who plays her cop role in a low key ladylike fashion. It is peopled with interesting characters, including the escaped cons. The camera pans in and out as a whooshing sound in the background signals the audience to be ready for a shift in scene or a new show in the series and it lends a comic book flavor to 'Alcatraz', still, I liked it. Alcatraz has always had a mysterious flavor to it and legends developed over the years such as the Birdman. San Francisco is too close to Hollywood for Alcatraz to remain just another prison that closed. No, the moviemakers have to make it a special place. So, with legend underlying this pilot series. No spoilers here. Worth watching.