The Complete First Season

DVD - 2002
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Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison or OZ. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over pulic retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully.


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Hello!!??.... The snivelling, petty personal dramas of a bunch of hardened criminals!!?.... Like, am I supposed to care!!??

In this (supposedly) "realistic" look at tough prison-life - I couldn't help noticing that it was just a crew of young, good-looking, and fit convicts.... (Oh, yeah?).... And, where the heck were all of the dumpy, ugly ones and the real old-timers? Eh?.... Yeah! Where on earth were they?

All-in-all - I have to say that "Oz" was a "seen-it-all-before" bore.

Yeah. OK - I only watched the 9 episodes from Season One. But I figured that that should have been the best season of all where the scenarios were fresh and entertainment-worthy.

Anyway - I can't believe that this one-note TV show actually lasted for 6 seasons. I understand that for DVD release these episodes were edited due to frequent, male, frontal-nudity. Well - If you ask me - I highly doubt that seeing the penises of a bunch of convicts would have improved this predictable program one bit.

Aug 14, 2015

Very unusual, funny, and has action too. However, a lot of the stuff that happens wouldn't be tolerated in real life it makes for a good story. Lots of MALE frontal nudity which is a switch. I think homophobes best not view this.

Apr 18, 2011

I've seen this series before, and the library version is extremely edited, so it lacks the OOMPH of the unadulterated version, which I would have scored much higher.


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