Prison Girls or Gilmore Break

I mentioned on Friday that Todd and I were going to watch Gilmore Girls that night, but instead we watched Ben’s first season of Prison Break. Which, when you think about it, is the same show with a different backdrop.

Gilmore Girls – Two attractive brunette relatives.

Prison Break – Two attractive brunette relatives.

Gilmore Girls – The younger of the two attractive brunette relatives is a genius.

Prison Break – The younger of the two attractive brunette relatives is a genius.

Gilmore Girls – These two attractive brunette relatives reside in a quaint, charming community.

Prison Break – These two attractive brunette relatives reside in a quaint, charming community. (Have you seen what Martha Stewart was able to do with her cell?)

Gilmore Girls – The quaint, charming community of the two attractive brunette relatives is home to several quirky characters.

Prison Break – The quaint, charming community of the two attractive brunette relatives is home to several quirky characters.

Gilmore Girls – The two attractive brunette relatives very rarely, if ever, leave their quaint, charming community.

Prison Break – The two attractive brunette relatives very rarely, if ever, leave their quaint, charming community. (Granted, we’re only on disk 2 of the first season.)

Gilmore Girls – Romance among people in the quaint, charming community is not an uncommon theme.

Prison Break – Romance among people in the quaint, charming community is not an uncommon theme.

Gilmore Girls – Walking is the preferred method of transportation in the quaint, charming community.

Prison Break – Walking is the preferred method of transportation in the quaint, charming community.

I’m sure there are other, more obvious similarities, but you see what I mean. It’s the same show, just dressed a little differently.

18 Comments

  1. Gretchen on February 12, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Me thinks you scored really high on the SAT in the analogy section.Indeed.

  2. Monnik on February 12, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    HA! Interesting similarities. I’ve not seen Prison Break, but Gilmore Girls has some of the best back and forth banter seen on tv.

  3. Jen on February 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Ha! I guess I do not need to put Prison Break in my Netflix que then. Gilmore Girls is a great show – one of my favorites!

  4. Tanya on February 12, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Prison Break and Gilmore Girls, who would have thought?

  5. Sing4joy on February 12, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for the summary! Now I don’t have to watch EITHER show. I can focus on more uplifting pursuits like, “Rock Of Love” and “What Not To Wear” Challenge: List the similarities of THOSE two shows! LOL.

  6. Kris on February 12, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    LOL, you are too funny.

  7. His Girl on February 13, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Never watched either, but loved reading your comparison all the same. keep on rockin’!

  8. Shauna on February 13, 2008 at 4:06 am

    HAHAHA!! Loved this! Perhaps I could convince my hubby to give the Gilmore Girls a try. 🙂 We could alternate evenings with Prison Break. LOL!

  9. Jenster on February 13, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I’m glad I could provide this invaluable service for you ladies.S4J – I don’t know about “Rock of Love”, but I guarantee I could find similarities. I have a gift. :o)

  10. Lynilu on February 13, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve thought that about a number of TV shows. It’s funny how you realize that right in the middle of an episode. I was watching something one night and felt that I’d seen it before, but it was a new episode. It swirled around in my head for a bit, and then I remembered the same plot from another program. Yawwwwwwnnnn.

  11. Becky on February 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    That was great, Jenster…and so true! Brunette’s are finally represented!They always save all the other roles for the blondes and redheads, though…don’t they?

  12. ...Catherella's Castle... on February 13, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Jenster,You just gave me many more reasons to explain my love of Prison Break AND Gilmore Girls. Loved this post!Cat (Deb’s Sister)

  13. Dee on February 13, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Gilmore Girls is one of the best shows ever. My mom and I watch it together whenever we see one another, its ‘our thing’ and has been since…wow, since forever lol. And LOL at a lot of those similarities.

  14. The Daily "B" on February 13, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    How do you come up with this stuff? So good. You already know how I feel about Gilmore. I haven’t seen much of Prison Break, but my sister is a huge fan. She has a tac that says “Lock me up with Michael Scofield”.

  15. Sherry on February 13, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    You totally crack me up — I could just imagine, sitting and having a glass of wine (or two) with you…that would be a blast!

  16. Travis Erwin on February 14, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I’m waiting for the Cinemax late night documentary, Bad Gilmore Girls Prison Break.

  17. Lisa on February 16, 2008 at 10:02 am

    BWAHAHA!

  18. Dev on February 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Interesting analysis 🙂 I’ve never seen Prison Break, but I have every single episode of Gilmore Girls committed to memory.

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