Oz – TV Review


It’s Oswald State Correctional Facility, and one unit within the prison is being run in an alternative manner – Emerald City. But despite the added observation and rules, things still go pretty bad in there. You know, prison. A whole bunch of serious bad asses with many of them trying to be top dog.

It’s violent, it’s angry, and it’s pretty hard to watch at times. But the structure is magnificent, with the story being narrated by Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau) . I’m not sure if it is only because of his fabulous performance as Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, but there was a really strong Shakespearean feel to his narration, such a contrast to the violence and abuse in many of the other scenes.

Yet another magnificent HBO show, oh HBO I love you so much. There are six seasons of it and I’ve just finished season two. More to come – wonderful!