Wentworth (S4E12): “Seeing Red”

Review: “Seeing Red”, the title of last week’s Wentworth finale warned us that either someone was in danger of being targeted by Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) or Bea herself was in danger. Either way, each scenario doesn’t bode well for our beloved fearless leader. Last week’s episode, we saw Allie (Kate Jenkinson) attacked and given…

Wentworth (S4E11): “Eleventh Hour”

Review:  With a titled like “Eleventh Hour” every member of Team Teal knew not to expect any happy endings. But instead, we were holding our breaths waiting to see what the penultimate episode of Wentworth Season 4 would have in store for us. Opening on images of Ferguson’s (Pamela Rabe) house, we hear her telling…

Wentworth (S4E10): “Smitten”

Review: As the end draws closer, I’m finding it increasingly harder to form coherent sentences when it comes to reviewing Wentworth. And this my friends, is a good thing. It floors me still that Wentworth has the ability to elicit such profound personal responses; it is through the storytelling and the commitment of this ensemble,…

Wentworth (S4E09): “Afterlife”

Review: If you aren’t watching Wentworth, you should be. If you’re searching for a television show that is so much more than just that, you should be watching Wentworth. If you want a 45 minute block of mind-boggling twists and turns, psychological exploration, characters that mirror us, inspire us and floor us, then you should…

Wentworth (S4E08): “Plan Bea”

Review: If you were left feeling as though you just watched the season finale of Wentworth, let me calm your fears by saying that there are still 4 more episodes until the season finishes. That’s not to say that last night’s episode wasn’t a cliff-hanger, because it most certainly was. And if there was ever…

Interview with Socratis Otto (Wentworth)

This last week I was given the great pleasure of interviewing fellow Australian and actor, Socratis Otto, cast member of nationally and internationally acclaimed prison drama Wentworth. Socratis spoke with me about what it has been like portraying the first ever transgender character on Australian television, the responsibility he felt in authentically illustrating his characters…

Wentworth (S4E7): “Panic Button”

Review: After last week’s intense episode, where we saw Doreen (Shareena Clanton) and Maxine (Socratis Otto) finally stand up to Bea (Danielle Cormack), things were no doubt about to change. Not to mention Doreen actively left “Team Bea” and sat herself securely with the ranks of Kaz (Tammy Macintosh) and her crew. This week’s episode,…

Wentworth (S4E6): “Divide and Conquer”

Review:  Cinematography. Direction. Artistry. Nuance. Just some of the words I would use to describe the opening sequence of this week’s Wentworth episode. It is because of sequences like these that Season 4 continues to be unstoppable, powerfully encapsulating and effortless in its storytelling. Wentworth demonstrates that dialogue is no longer essential when wanting to…

Wentworth (S4E5): “Love and Hate” 

Review:  On the back of last week’s drama, Wentworth continues to up its game on all fronts. Titled “Love and Hate”, this week’s episode dealt beautifully with the belief that it is ok to both love and hate at the same time. That sometimes they aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, most often, one is often…

Wentworth (S4E4): “Screw Lover”

Review:  Picking up moments after last week’s shocking ending, this week’s episode “Screw Lover” opened on Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) in her cell. She’s in her bed, sweating and restless experiencing horrifying flashbacks to the brutal attack she was subjected to last week. She wakes with a start, luckily Kaz (Tammy Macintosh) is close by to…

Wentworth (S4E03): “Prisoner”

Review:  It’s days later and I’m still not over this week’s episode. Sitting down to write this, I find myself struggling for the right words to describe just shocking it was. Artistically it was haunting, story wise it gave us psychological insight and character wise we were left feeling possibly sympathy for a character we…

Wentworth (S4E02): “Poking Spiders”

Review: With the fourth season of Wentworth well and truly underway, this week’s episode titled “Poking Spiders” kept the speed up. The episodes on a young looking lawyer type male, profusely sweating awaiting entry into the protection unit. Close behind is Bridget (Libby Tanner) who questions whether this is his first time in a prison;…