I have been watching a show on Netflix for the last few weeks and I’m really enjoying it. It’s called Wentworth and at first, I thought it was a knockoff of Orange is the New Black, which I liked but got tired of really quick. It is about a women’s prison, well, correctional facility in Australia that shows a lot of the “political” and “hierarchical” situations including “top dogs” and “bosses,” crooked governors, secrets, and revenge.
The actors are great and the storylines are interesting. I’m on season three now (there are six so far). Wentworth is set in Australia and focuses on Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) when she first enters prison after being charged with the attempted murder of her husband. She is sent to Wentworth on remand, where she lives while awaiting her sentencing. She is in the absolute bottom of Wentworth’s tiered society is forced to learn how to survive.
Other stars include Nicole da Silva as Francesca “Franky” Doyle, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Celia Ireland as Elizabeth “Liz” Birdsworth, Shareena Clanton as Doreen “Dor” Anderson, Katrina Milosevic as Susan “Boomer” Jenkins, Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Aaron Jeffery as Matthew “Fletch” Fletcher, Robbie J. Magasiva as Will Jackson, Socratis Otto as transgendered Maxine Conway and the most interesting and scariest character is Pamela Rabe as Joan “The Freak” Ferguson. She is scary as heck, actually.
There are only 12 episodes per season and there are only six seasons, as of yet. You can watch them all on Netflix and I highly recommend it. Check it out.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“I don’t eat sausage, I’m vagitarian.” – Franky Doyle