Given all the great TV shows that are broadcast on HBO, AMC and USA, people today are blessed with an abundance of great entertainment from The Walking Dead to Game of Thrones to Suits and more. However, old still remains gold and one show that is not widely discussed today in the same light as The Sopranos or The Wire is Oz.
Tom Fontana’s Oz is a show focused on a high-security prison housing the most dangerous inmates as they deal with the drug war, prison violence, sex, and just trying to stay alive. Not to say it was as good as the abovementioned shows, but it still remains one of the most revolutionary shows on HBO and is very much worth your time. With six seasons of pure unpredictability, here are 10 reasons you should start binge watching Oz.
10. It Was HBO’s First One-Hour Original Show
Yes. Oz was HBO’s first original one-hour drama series and the one that really started to garner HBO critical acclaim. Ranked 70 on the rating aggregator website Metacritic, the success of Oz really got HBO on the map. Not only that, but Oz really got the ball rolling as a number of brilliant shows—which were also one-hour long—followed on the network.