remake of The Prisoner, starring Jim Caviezel and Sir Ian McKellan. It condenses the action of the series into six episodes, and significantly changes aspects of the story - changes which appear to have lost many loyalists of the original show, but to me, so far - a third of the way in - have me wholly engaged and curious. Whereas in the original series, the inhabitants of The Village realize they are in a village, separated from the rest of the world, with which they retain a relationship, in the remake, everyone seems to labour under an enforced, unquestionable consensus that the Village is the only such place in the world, and has always been thus. There is no London, no New York, no ocean, even, just the Village and the desert beyond it; thinking about the village in any other way is seen as a threat to stability, a sure way to mark oneself a lunatic, and all media and government efforts in the Village encourage acceptance of the consensus and ones lot in life. Everyone is happy in the Village; why would anyone want to imagine life any differently?
(Already that description is reminding me of growing up in Maple Ridge...)