Critic Consensus: Meekly echoing the classic orignial series, The Prisoner is a ponderous, pretentious sci-fi mystery with giant plot holes and many moments of general incoherence.
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Looking for logic in a remake of "The Prisoner" - even if you've never seen the original version - is like asking for two-fisted shoot-outs on "Mad Men," or for more tasteful humor on "Two and a Half Men."
For the characters and for the viewers, the miniseries is a plodding excursion on the road to nowhere.
As the story moves along, we understand Six's desire to get out.
It's filled with deep thoughts, deep meaning, cultural allusions and comparisons galore.
The producers approach the concept with all due seriousness and, for all the enigmatic details, a literalness that loses the dark humor, satirical wit and the allegorical resonance of the original.
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