Netflix Review: Wentworth

Wentworth is a show based in a female prison. Before you start comparing this to Orange is the New Black (and possibly start rolling your eyes). Hold your horses. This Australian television series may have something to offer you that OITNB couldn’t. (No Spoilers)

Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) a first-timer incarcerated for the attempted murder of her abusive husband arrives just  in time to experience a power struggle in Wentworth correctional facility. The best way to survive is to hold ‘top dog’ position and she enters into a love triangle for top dog between Jacs played by (Kris McQuade) and Franky (Nicole da Silva).

This Australian prison does not limit its characterizations to just its prisoners either, there are dynamic relationships between the prisoners and the guards and vice versa. Don’t let their sweet Australian accents fool you. Nothing is candy coated about the life in prison here compared to OITNB. There are real struggles and I actually remembered this was a prison (after first getting over the fact that they aren’t locked in cells like they are in the US).

Everything you would expect from a  prison, sex, drugs, riots, power struggles and more. There is never a dull moment, Wentworth takes you on a maze of turns that someone like me who can channel my inner Raven Baxter and see into the future of a plot, even I was in awe of the way this show had me hooked.The acting was pretty great. Its rare now to find a show that isn’t oversexualized and actually uses storylines to draw you in. I mean it really goes down in Wentworth.raw

I binge watched the first four seasons currently available on Netflix. I was so ecstatic to hear there was a Season 5 to look forward to.


I rate this show 5/5 crowns. It is definitely binge worthy.

Score: 👑👑👑👑👑

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