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OZ te HBO series

Should I invest the time to watch the entire series?

by Anonymousreply 3306/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 103/22/2013

Well written, mostly. Lots of swinging cock action was pretty sweet too. But the violence eventually got too much for me and I didn't finish the whole series.

That eye stabbing scene still haunts me.

by Anonymousreply 203/22/2013

Absolutely you should OP. I fucking love OZ, that is one of the only shows I bought DVDs of that was not a comedy. The characters are great, the actors are great, the storyline is excellent. It was a blueprint for other HBO shows like Deadwood. It is violent but it's supposed to be, it's a prison show. I envy you because you get to see it for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 303/22/2013


I've never regretted any of the hours I devoted to OZ, and you won't either.

by Anonymousreply 403/22/2013

Thanks all!

by Anonymousreply 503/22/2013

I watched it "live" back in the day and would say I would certainly give it a shot. After the series ended I eventually re-watched the first season and it was surprising to me how the show descended into cartoon toward the end, especially compared with the realism of the first season. If you are into violence and gore for its own sake, it's a pretty entertaining show throughout its run, but if you're expecting HBO "quality" in terms of complex characters and smart writing, it goes south after the first season or so.

by Anonymousreply 603/22/2013

Watch The Wire instead.

by Anonymousreply 703/22/2013

The series is full of holes.

by Anonymousreply 803/22/2013

I tried to watch The Wire, but it didnt grab my attention

by Anonymousreply 903/22/2013

It's a campy mess but it's mostly entertaining. Lots of DL faves including BD Wong, Betty Buckley, and the ever-in-style Meloni.

Oh and then there's Harold Perrineau Jr. commenting on the action in the style of slam poetry...

by Anonymousreply 1003/22/2013

Most people's opinions are worth hearing, but why not just watch the first couple of episodes and see for yourself?

by Anonymousreply 1103/22/2013

My personal favorite.

by Anonymousreply 1203/22/2013

OZ was my introduction to HBO drama and a key reason why I subscribed to the channel over a decade ago. It was transformational in its story-telling, and I feel that its grittiness led to other shows like The Wire and Deadwood.

I do not like it as much as SFU or the Wire, but it still remains better than most of the schlock on the major TV channels.

Now I find it fun to see the actors from OZ reappear on other NBC shows (especially the procedurals).

by Anonymousreply 1303/22/2013

I loved it, but the old age drug bit was silly.

by Anonymousreply 1403/23/2013

First three seasons are riveting, the next less so

by Anonymousreply 1503/23/2013

It's great.

by Anonymousreply 1603/23/2013

Perrineau's narration always drove me to distraction, it was the weak link of the series.

by Anonymousreply 1703/23/2013

Come (or CUM) for the nudity, stay for the drama.

by Anonymousreply 1803/23/2013

Awesome show, I never missed an episode when it aired. Damn, it was brilliant. Take big Broadway stars like Betty Buckley, BD Wong, Rita Moreno and Patti LuPone and pepper their storylines amongst scorching hot prison sex and that was OZ.

I honestly couldn't imagine a straight man watching this show. It seemed tailor made to suit gays of all tastes.

And it still was a well-written, very exciting show. I'm jealous of OP for discovering OZ for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 1903/23/2013

No. Invest that time in learning to proofread headlines.

And R18, "come" is spelled C-O-M-E, regardless of the usage. It's not considered a pun, outside the schoolyard.

by Anonymousreply 2003/23/2013

The SNL "Oz" sketch with Jerry Seinfeld was hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 2103/23/2013

R21 link?

by Anonymousreply 2203/23/2013

While waiting for the Jerry Seinfeld clip to be linked to...I share this.

by Anonymousreply 2303/23/2013

Oh odds never did favor the tin man

And the heart he never has

And claws never was a reason

Or the tropic of sir galahad

So please believe in me

When I say I go spinning round and round black magic, can you hear the sound, i'm going down on blacks magic.

by Anonymousreply 2403/23/2013

From the Canadian version of Oz

by Anonymousreply 2503/23/2013

Seinfeld in Oz.

by Anonymousreply 2603/23/2013

That was funny, and I generally find Seinfeld obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 2703/23/2013

Did any of you check out the Canadian version?

by Anonymousreply 2803/23/2013

Canadian version? Called Oz?

by Anonymousreply 2903/23/2013

R28. Yes. Was that Shawn Majumder?

by Anonymousreply 3003/23/2013

We need a fresh look or update on the lives of the inmates. I am available to narrate.

by Anonymousreply 3103/25/2013

Like most TV dramas, the first two or three season were riveting, then it devolved into a soap opera. But Meloni is enough carry you through...

by Anonymousreply 3203/25/2013

OP: did you ever watch this?

by Anonymousreply 3306/06/2013
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