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5.0 out of 5 stars
Oh wow! This is *so* good!, 2 Jan 2007
I've been waiting for this for ages!
It's another HBO series, but man - it's the best! (no, really - this is one of the best TV shows ever!!!)
Oz is Oswald State Correctional Facility - a prison. Most of the shows are set in 'Emerald City', an experimental unit of the prison, where they emphasize rehabilitation and learning during incarceration.
Emerald City is a great metaphor for racial and economic struggles, but beautifully done, with a very soft touch approach (thematically - it's not a drama for the faint hearted though!)
The cast is fantastic - Rita Moreno, Ernie Hudson, Christopher Meloni, B. D. Wong, Dean Winters, Kirk Acevedon, Harold Perrineau, .J.K. Simmons, Eamonn Walker, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,..... who?? Pah - you'll recognise a lot of them - there's a lot who were real stars before, and a lot who've done good TV work afterwards, but together they're *such* a great cast!!
I **loved** this on Channel 4 (but they put it on at insane times - by the end you weren't going to see it by accident) and coming out on R2 DVD is fantastic :-)