How is this any different than the "Prison Break" show that was on Fox before? Because you know there is going to be prison escapes to make the drama flow. I lived through the whole prison escapes thing four times in over 17 and a half years working for the state of Texas prison system. I think I'll pass on this show .
My impression of the preview (but I could be wrong) is that they will have a criminal of the week from Alcatraz's past come forward and they will have to figure out who it is and investigate the criminal's methods from the past to apply to current day to catch them.
Essentially a plot like: Dead hookers showing up with X traits, who in Alcatraz used to do it? Hmm matches the profile of prisoner Y.
Well...I like it, which can only mean that it will be cancelled in May. Seriously, the show has a good feel to it and I have some room in my schedule since I lost interest in other shows this season. Anyway, I would have picked a better Detective other than Rebecca Madsen (what's Jack Bauer up to these days)...and Dr. Sota can be killed any second now IMO. Still, I think the show is stronger than the underwhelming duo of Madsen/Sota. Also, I'm not sure why Hauser would involved the SFPD.