Season 1

DVD - 2016
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When Bea Smith arrives at Wentworth Prison, arrested for the attempted murder of her abusive husband, she is thrown head-first into a hostile and unforgiving environment with rules of its own. Bea tries to stay out of trouble, but quickly becomes caught up in a brutal rivalry between celebrity inmate Franky and former mob boss Jacs . Wentworth proves to be a dangerous place for the officers as well as the inmates, who are often prisoners to their own personal dilemmas.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, ©2016.
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (470 min.) :,digital ;,12 cm.


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Jul 23, 2019

I'm really liking this series.

Nov 04, 2018

Certainly not boring, but very gritty and dark. Not quite as sickening as "Orange is the New Black," but close. Could not watch the entire first season -- too depressing. Well acted and scripted.

Oct 15, 2018

This is a difficult review. Cast was good, because I sure detested several characters, felt sorry for some others - up to a point. It was a bit over the top on grit/grime & way to much, violence, sure didn't interest me on the sexual issues. Not in my rating parameters. Now, what prison guard wears heels? I felt the new governor was a clueless, ruthless, lying, twisted, self-absorbed, manipulative witch. Moral to the story: don't do anything that puts you in this kind of position. Sad ending for many of these women. Rehabilitation sure failed. Not interested in any further series.

Feb 23, 2018

Everyone is menaced and menacing to others. Disliked the violence but storyline held your interest. Great cast!

Jan 09, 2018

A hard to watch psychological and social picture of human behaviour in a women's prison. Neither staff, nor inmates are untouched by the environment.

naturelady Dec 12, 2017

Absolutely loved this series. It is similar to Orange is the New Black but this series is more intense. There are some places where it drags on a bit too much but in the end it was worth it. Watch more than the first show and it will get better and better. We couldn't stop watching it once we started and found ourselves cheering on some of the inmates and others not so much!

Sep 28, 2017

Couldn't get pass the first episode. Bland. A lot of long, "atmospheric" shots.
Maybe it's just me. If the pilot doesn't grab me, it's curtains!
I noticed that the main character Bea and the prison warden looked remarkably alike, almost twins. Similar facial features and hair style. One was taller and in uniform, that's how I could tell them apart. Interesting casting choice.

Aug 27, 2017

Probably one of my most favourite series. I had requested this series for our library a few years ago and was told no. Glad to see they relented.
Well acted, excellent characters ...not only prisoners but also the guards. Way better than Orange is the New Black. Some violence, coarse language and sex (what doesn't have those these days?) but worth seeing. Addicting, in fact. You have to see what happens.
I recommend putting on closed caption if you have trouble following accents.

Apr 22, 2017

Best Show! Not boring at all . I love it and it keeps getting better every season.

Mar 06, 2017

I watched the second episode and that was it for me. Life in an Australian women's prison - in the end I found it boring!

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