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In which six records are listened to but not purchased and cuckoo clocks fail to be explosive

In which six records are listened to but not purchased and cuckoo clocks fail to be explosive

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My favouritest Prisoner episode was just on, Hammer Into Anvil1. There are so many reasons to love this episode, from tragic death girl, to pigeons and kosho. No 6 spends the whole episode showing us how good he was in his field before he resigned, proving exactly how he can take somebody to pieces. As No 2 rounded on No 142... *loses train of thought* It was wonderful, and literary, and crowns No 6 as mindfuck king of the Village.

Especially the ending where (do I need to spoiler cut a 1960s television programme?) No 6 pushes No 2 carefully over the edge and makes him report "no 2 needs to be replaced

Uh, okay? I have a big Prisoner pimp post if you could make no sense of this report. Suffice to say No 6 took revenge on No 2 for driving tragic girl to suicide. Goethe is quoted. No 6 plays with No 2's mind until he thinks that No 6 is a plant to access his fitness for his role...

Suffice to say, did Patrick McGoohan ever play Iago. I hated Othello at school, but I might just be able to watch it if McGoohan did it. *points to icon* Most attractive shouty, passionate, action hero type ever.



1 Technically, I have a lot of favourite episodes of the Prisoner: Living in Harmony, which is virtually a Cowboy AU, and the Once Upon a Time the one with just No 2 (Leo McKern version) and No 6 in a room until one of them breaks.
2This was after No 6 and (loyal thug) No 14's conversation, in which No 6 asked if No 14 slept well and other inanities. The idea of Nos 6/14 slash entered into my head, which I blame No 2 for entirely. Though, the punch up at No 6's later? I'm sure an argument for hate!sex could be made if anyone was inclined to make it.
  • You know what the bad thing is about old movies and series? Their actors are now really, really old. :-)
    You seem to be not bad. TV is good :) Oh, and the cinema. I am soooo looking forward to see Indy this weekend. Although he is just the case I have mentioned: Very sexy actor during my teens in movies which were already comparatively old then. So he is quite old now. Still, go on, Dr Jones :)
    • Yes, but - I don't know - I still think Illya Kuryakin is hot, even if David McCallum is not. I think my German teacher was shocked to find out that I understand the appeal of Illya. (That said, I have a wonderfully bad Man from Uncle annual and he looks bad but not as bad as Napoleon Solo who looks more like Quentin Crisp).
  • (Anonymous)
    Suffice to say, did Patrick McGoohan ever play Iago. I hated Othello at school, but I might just be able to watch it if McGoohan did it.

    Oh, he did actually. You need to watch a wonderful film called "All Night Long" which is basically Othello set in London jazz scene in the 60s. McGoohan plays Iago, pushes drugs and he also plays drums. For real. And he's wonderful as always. For real! ;)

    I'm actually baffled that there's NO Prisoner slash!?? I mean if there's ever been a show that shouts for slash... the very premise of the Prisoner is slash: where else can you find a highly attractive hot gorgeous hero who's held captive and constantly abused, drugged, watched, etc...
    • Hello, anonymous.

      I am glad somebody shares my McGoohan-flavoured Othello lust. I need to track that down as soon as funds permit. London jazz scene... ♥ ♥

      Hurt/Comfort Prisoner = :) (just hurt presses more buttons that I care to admit to) Plus, McGoohan feels like the kind of guy fangirls go on a slash feeding frenzy about. He's mystrious, enigmatic, smart, and he broods so prettily on screen.
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