The miniseries shows flashes of surreal playfulness: the only foods served at any occasion in the Village, for instance, are wraps. (You just knew they were evil.)
And the sound track is heavy on Brian Wilson's Smile, his opus begun around the time of the original Prisoner, which lends this version a dreamlike carnival tone.
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, James Poniewozik
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