Saturday, 31 March 2012

Prison Break: Addendum

The expectations which are set by the first season are seldom met by the seasons afterwards.The very high standard of first season is unmatched by any other season in my opinion. I came to know that the second season was rated very highly during the original release, but I personally found the first season to be much more thrilling and mysterious than all other seasons.Wentworth Miller does justice with the role he plays in all seasons. He looks like a Budhhist because of his sensitivity and calm nature. Robert Knepper and Paul Adelstein stand out of all as far as performances are concerned.

Dominic Purcel continues to play a weakling until very end in the season 3. I did not like his acting. The character of Lincoln in the script is also a peculiar and dramatically weak character. Episodes in which Paul T. Scheuring has played a key role, either as a script-writer or as a director, stand out.

They have failed to maintain quality of direction after the second season. The third season has done much damage to the expectations set by the first. They might have stopped doing any other seasons after the second and Prison Break would always have been remembered with much reverence. The goofs just get piled up as seasons progress. The character of Lincoln/Michael's father looked like a promising character in the making but it ends in wretched manner. The character of Alex Mahone does much damage to the standard of secret service agents which was set by Paul and co. and Mahone has been dragged further in seasons without being a substantial character.

Information Blockage

Any system which has free flow of information inside it, as well as, participates in a feedback loop which includes its surroundings, sustains. Feedback loop is important for systems of any type including human systems. A robust feedback loop helps sustenance and swift improvement in any dynamic structure. Information blockage causes the weakening and if continued for enough long, then, death of a system.

Information blockage might primarily happen in two ways in humans. First, within a group, certain humans might not be privy to the information to which others are. This happens all the time and when it reaches to its threshold the subject is thrown out of the group. Second type of information blockage is all pervading. It's what you call 'Maya'. It's because of the instrument of perception in humans. You don't see what is out there but rather what you want to see. This selective bias causes much of suffering. Suffering is also caused by the first type of information blockage mentioned up-thread. Both of these types cause suffering and if they cause any soothing at all, it's temporary. 

Take an angry person for example--he is so short tempered that none of his friends dare to reach him to tell him the truth about his good or bad qualities. He is fed with artificial information about himself and situations. The result is that he day by day starts getting it darker around him. In the darkness of ignorance he wakes up and in this very darkness he eats, sleeps and works. Even his closest friends and family members are afraid of speaking Truth to him because they don't know when they would have to face sudden outburst of anger for apparently no reason. Such a man dies a death in darkness and is reborn in darkness. Tamoguna causes anger and anger breeds more and more ignorance. This is the example for Maya which causes the information blockage.