When people run, they have to be caught rather quickly. If they are not, then they are not going to be caught. that is why this team is needed and why the set-up in sweet. Bascilly, you catch people and you get a month knocked off your sentence and minium security on the bid. Try to run and it is doubled. And they are not playing around.
When The Breakout Kings started, I wasn't sure whether or not it would be worth watching. There are always pros and cons to shows like this, and the commercials made this show look like something you might not want to engage. TV has this thing about respinning the same old webs and trying to trap you in them, and making one see this seemed like making you watch old ideas. That was how the commercials looked, anyhow. When the show started, it showed just how different it wanted to be. There was witty banter that went past the old shows and there was engaging portions that featured both the cons and the people working with them. I liked the fact that there was a person that seemed like the was a criminal profiler mixed with a scew-up, and I liked the fact that the other people on the team worked to balance that out. I also liked the fact that there were terms to the cons being on the street, and the people worked to make them keep to that. If the team did not have something keeping them in check, I would have constantly wondered why they did not run. Seeing things from their eyes, it was more understandable.
Another thing the show looked at way the people that were being chansed. In some shows this would be the soft underbelly of a presentation, and you might wonder why they were out. This did not go that way, however, and it let you know that rather quickly. The level of violence was beautiful and I really engaged on that, and the people chasing it sealed it all in.
If you have yet to watch this, you are only falling behind. This is 5/5 material that connects on many levels, with stuff going from on show to the next and not all things revealing themselves. Even the people are not fixed here, and that works out well. Otherwise, it is just a shuffle of personas that really has no weight behind the threat of shipping people out.