Thursday, November 17, 2016

'Wentworth, Season 1' DVD Review

Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) lives in the suburbs and is a loving wife and mother. All this changes when she gets tired of her husband who is nothing more than a abusive pig. She gets sentenced to Wentworth prison and soon meets Franky Doyle (Nicole da Silva) a lesbian drug dealer. Bea also becomes friends with Liz Birdsworth (Celia Ireland) and Doreen Anderson (Shareena Clanton) and she begins to settle in with her surroundings.

The Governor of the prison is Meg Jackson (Catherine McClements), and is becoming increasingly suspicious of just how easily Bea begins to fit in. One of the main problems for this institution is Meth and the guards and warden simply don't have a clue how it's coming in. Meg begins to snoop around but is later found by Bea lying in a pool of blood. The Deputy Governor Vera Bennett (Kate Atkinson) was always trying to label Meg Jackson a worthless and incompetent warden but it looks like Meg was on the right track. Franky's rival Jacs Holt ( Kris McQuade) was recently released from solitary and starts a riot.

This series goes into areas that most never see and where most always never want to. It's a gutsy re-imagining of the classic Australian TV series Prisoner: Cell Block H. A thought provoking approach makes this one of the best prison dramas. What's really interesting is just how well Bea fits into her surroundings.These women are the best at what they do. Bea simply wanted to stop her husband from his brutal ways but in the end she begins to run the joint and this is one great behind the scenes look into a modern day prison.

Acorn brings the first season of 'Wentworth' to DVD on November 15th, 2016. The sights and sounds are fantastic and the DVD quality is superb. This is definitely one series you will want to have in that personal library. So sit back and enjoy season 1 of 'Wentworth'.