Prison Break
That was truly a shocking way to start the episode. I mean I knew that Lincoln wasn't really going to get electrocuted, but I thought maybe this was some kind of mean-spirited practice run. Also, tonight's episode was brought to you by the term "cute poison." Who knew that, in addition to all of Mr. Scofield's numerous other talents and traits, he had chemistry skills, too? Sexy and smart is almost as combustible a combination as whatever toxic chemicals he tossed down the vent in the doctor's office. Oh yeah, and Robin Tunney did some legal stuff, but I find her scenes so instantly forgettable. I'm sure that they are integral to the plot and all, but she's just so blah. Instead I latched on to new helpful information, like the fact that Scofield took his mother's maiden name because his father was gone before he was born. Very interesting. That's so much more intriguing than the theory that they are half brothers. And I am glad that Sucre is back with his cell mate. His bizarre love triangle is a bit of lightheartedness in this intense hour. And a nice break from the creepy Haywire, who got dangerously close to undermining Scofield's whole plan with his discovery of the maze. My big question is, if the tattoos are on his back, who is going to help him find his way out? Will Sucre have to follow behind him and say "Turn left at the big gothic-looking creature"?  Angel Cohn

Channel Surfing
Hi, my name is Angel, I'm 31-years-old and I'm addicted to teen shows. (OK, really all TV, but it is especially embarrassing that I love these). Now can someone send me to that rockin' rehab where Kirsten on The O.C. is staying? Anyway, my current obsession is the ABC Family show Wildfire, and I think they are trying to kill me. I'm all for cliff-hanger endings, I've been patiently waiting all summer to find out what Luke said to Lorelai (please be "yes"), who is behind Veronica's door (please be Logan) and what the heck is in that hatch (please be something cool). However, now I'm left hanging, and in the worst way: It literally stopped in the middle of an important scene. Will Kris win her horse race and show up that nasty Tina? More importantly, will she get back together with that fun-lovin' Junior? And how will Dani cope with the news that she and Junior are only step sibs and that Daddy Dearest has been lying to her all along? Thank goodness this show got picked up for another season; the horse play and adolescent frolicking are just good clean (well sometimes a little dirty) fun. But was it really necessary to have voice-over guy announce that it we wouldn't have the answer until 2006? That is AGES away. I'm just relieved that I'll get the answers to all my other TV questions in the next couple of weeks. I hope that will keep my mind occupied.... As much as I love me some teen dramas, I just can't get hooked on Beautiful People. I've been trying to watch it every week, hoping for some improvement just because I love Daphne Zuniga, but I end up fast-forwarding every time I get bored. Some episodes are better than others, but there is something about it that is just not quite good enough to be a quality drama, and not quite campy enough to be a fun soap. On the plus side, that bartender guy is H-O-T, so there is a beautiful person on the show, and the annoying blue-screen issues have gotten slightly better. Even if that means that the "Hamptons" are really Southern California, at least it looks like something real.