Watch The Prisoner
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The Prisoner is an episodic television series out of Britain that was created by Patrick McGoohan. The theme includes spy and science fiction and psychological drama elements. The story follows a British agent who resigns from his job. About to go vacation, he is knocked unconscious while packing luggage. When he awakens, he is being held captive in an unknown, isolated seaside location by the mountains. The area has monitoring systems with a device named Rover that captures anyone who attempts an escape. The agent comes upon the Village of people where there are hundreds around from everywhere and all areas of culture. They appear to be living their lives peacefully. They use numbers rather than names and the agent is called Number Six. Number Six is being monitored by the administrator, Number Two who acts as agent for Number One. Number Two uses techniques to attempt to get information out of Number Six. This includes hallucinogenic experiences, mind control, identity theft, some types of social indoctrination and dream manipulation. This is all done to determine why Number Six resigned and learn about the other dangerous information that he acquired as a spy. Different people rotate as Number Two which is done to confuse Number Six. Number Six distrusts all of those at the Village and refuses to provide answers or cooperate. He is solitary and attempts to find out how the Village operates. He is defiant against the authority and creates escape plans by learning everything he can about the system and how it operates. While he is unable to escape, some of his actions contribute to the dismissal of resident Number Two on a couple of occasions. The agency pursues Number Six to find out what he knows.