The Prisoner is a British television show that originally aired between 1967 and 1968 that starred Patrick McGoohan. There were only sixteen episodes and it was only on for one season, but it has become an enduring cult classic in television history.
This is the fourth episode entitled The Schizoid Man.
In this episode, Number Six (the hero of the series) helps a telepathic woman learn how to mind read using cards. A lookalike is brought in to brainwash Number Six and break him, convincing him he is not Number Six. Mental torture, including fake calendars keeping the same date every day, almost causes him to break until he notices that a bruise on his nail has moved over time.
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.