Oz (1997)


Plot: OZ chronicles the attempts of McManus (Terry Kinney) to keep control over the inmates of Em(erald) City as well as the drug trade and the violence. There have been many groups of inmates during the run of the show and not everybody makes it out alive. There's the gangstas (Adebisi, Wangler, Redding, Poet, Keene, Supreme Allah), Muslims (Said, Arif, Hamid Khan), Italians (Pancamo, Nappa, Schiebetta), bikers (Hoyt), Aryans (Schillinger, Robson, Mark Mack), Christians (Cloutier, Cudney), Latinos (Alvarez, Morales, Guerra, Hernandez), gays (Hanlon, Cramer) and a whole pile of others (the O'Riley brothers, Keller, Stanislovsky, etc.). And there's a great "everyman" character called Beecher who gives a good look at a normal man who made one tragic mistake. Besides the regular inmates, there's guest stars such as Method Man, Luke Perry, Master P, Treach, etc. and a bunch of prison staff doctors (Dr. Nathan), a nun/psychologist (Sister Peter Marie), a bunch of guards some honest, some crooked and of course the warden Leo Glynn. The whole thing is narrated and held together by inmates Augustus Hill, who provides the show with some context, some sense of theme, etc. and ties everything together really nicely. Read More



Episode 8: Exeunt Omnes
Episode 7: Junkyard Dawgs
Episode 6: A Day in the Death...
Episode 5: 4 Giveness
Episode 4: A Failure to Communicate
Episode 3: Sonata de Oz
Episode 2: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil
Episode 1: Dead Man Talking
Episode 8: Impotence
Episode 7: Good Intentions
Episode 6: Variety
Episode 5: Wheel of Fortune
Episode 4: Next Stop: Valhalla
Episode 3: Dream a Little Dream of Me
Episode 2: Laws of Gravity
Episode 1: Visitation
Episode 16: Famous Last Words
Episode 15: Even the Score
Episode 14: Orpheus Descending
Episode 13: Blizzard of '01
Episode 12: Cuts Like a Knife
Episode 11: Revenge is Sweet
Episode 10: Conversions
Episode 9: Medium Rare
Episode 8: You Bet Your Life
Episode 7: A Town Without Pity
Episode 6: A Word to the Wise
Episode 5: Gray Matter
Episode 4: Works of Mercy
Episode 3: The Bill of Wrongs
Episode 2: Obituaries
Episode 1: A Cock and Balls Story
Episode 8: Out o' Time
Episode 7: Secret Identities
Episode 6: Cruel and Unusual Punishments
Episode 5: U.S. Male
Episode 4: Unnatural Disasters
Episode 3: Legs
Episode 2: Napoleon's Boney Parts
Episode 1: The Truth and Nothing But...
Episode 8: Escape from Oz
Episode 7: Animal Farm
Episode 6: Strange Bedfellows
Episode 5: Family Bizness
Episode 4: Losing Your Appeal
Episode 3: Great Men
Episode 2: Ancient Tribes
Episode 1: The Tip
Episode 8: A Game of Checkers
Episode 7: Plan B
Episode 6: To Your Health
Episode 5: Straight Life
Episode 4: Capital P
Episode 3: God's Chillin'
Episode 2: Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise
Episode 1: The Routine