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First and best series of ITV smash prison drama,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bad Girls - Series One [DVD]  (DVD)Launched as the third series draws to a close, this DVD has got to be on the wish list of many of the millions of viewers now attracted weekly.
The first series is the grittiest of the lot. The story lines seem often far-fetched so it's shocking to read that they're often based on real life stories told to the programme writers and and researchers.
The DVD contains a lot of stuff for the die-hard fan base, including interviews with the actors (interviews with the actors talking about their characters were included in the vhs box set, not sure if these are the same ones or not). Also, a behind the scenes documentary and out-takes from the series presented by Simone Lahbib.
This is not for the faint-hearted viewer, it is bloody and violent in places.. turn your eyes for the shower scene when Zandra arrives... but it's the largely female cast and strong character that make it so compulsive, fighting the hideousness of the system, there's real warmth and support between the women, watch out for the scenes with Monica and her son.
If you've never seen Bad Girls before, start right here, you'll be hooked.