Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Unrated 2013-
10 out of 10

Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on the Australian SoHo network on 1 May 2013. The series serves as a contemporary re-imagining of Prisoner, which was on Network Ten from 1979 to 1986. Lara Radulovich and David Hannam developed Wentworth from Reg Watson's original concept, set in the modern day. The series stars Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Shareena Clanton, Leeanna Walsman, Celia Ireland, Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Aaron Jeffery, Catherine McClements, Katrina Milosevic, and Pamela Rabe.

Wentworth is filmed on a purpose-built set in the suburb of Clayton, Victoria. It has received a mostly positive reception from critics, and the first episode became the most watched Australian drama series premiere in Foxtel history. The series was picked up by several countries, including New Zealand and the UK, where it has been retitled Wentworth Prison. The third season began on 7 April 2015, with a fourth season commissioned on February 26, 2015. Available on Netflix or Amazon.

This women’s prison drama is much grittier, darker, more brutal and realistic than Netflix’s Orange is the New Black could ever hope to be. This bleak realism also makes Wentworth‘s well-developed characters and situations much more compelling than its American counterpart. Don’t get me wrong, Orange is the New Black is a great show, but Wentworth is definitely the apex. Not for the faint of heart but I definitely recommend watching this fantastic series.

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

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