‘Oz’ was Underrated

I’ve taken it upon myself to watch the HBO series Oz. This show was revolutionary in the sense of not only being on a subscription network, but the social commentary as well. Specifics about the show such as cast and crew and the filming style can be read elsewhere.

I’m only two episodes into the first season. I watched the entire series a few years ago, after it had already gone off the air. I was initially interested in the show because I worked in corrections for a brief period. I remember getting offended back then if people tried to think they knew what happened behind bars because they saw Oz or some prison movie. Prisons are violent, yes, but the entertainment industry has a tendency to exaggerate.

This show boasts a wonderful cast that has the required chemistry for the scenarios it presents. It asks questions some are afraid to ask. All in all, it is an enjoyable show, but it is not for the faint of heart. It has a mature rating for a reason.


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