Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Tune in for the Next Episode

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Tune in for the Next Episode

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FOR the past two weeks I have spent my spare time in a maximum security prison with thieves, murderers, white supremacists, gangsters and crack addicts.

Deals are made and then broken with a shank (a home-made knife) in the back.

It's seedy, violent but compelling which is why I keep pressing play for the next episode.

The TV series is called OZ, about life in a US prison, and I am absolutely hooked.

I get up in the morning and think, 'mm maybe just 15 minutes'.

At night I turn it on and suddenly three hours have passed.

So far I have watched about 24 hours of the series and I reckon I have roughly 48 hours more to watch.

"Are you nearly finished," said the guy at the video store when I dropped off one series and picked up another a couple of days ago.

I blinked, trying to focus my square eyes on him.

"Up to season four, I have three more to go," I said.

I'm actually not much of a TV person but once in a while I get so sucked into a series I am forced to watch it to the point of delirium. …

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