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Author Topic: "Oz" junkie  (Read 2748 times)

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Offline lydgate

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"Oz" junkie
« on: July 17, 2006, 04:54:17 AM »
It's nearly four in the morning, my apartment is like a sauna (it was over a hundreed degrees in the shade today), and yet I can't stop watching this brutal prison show.   :o  Help!
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 08:15:14 AM »
I got hooked on that one when it ran first time around. Can't remember the actor's name who was murderer and got involved with the conventional guy who ended up in jail and was later released. Anyway, the hottie murderer who was often naked lives in my neighborhood and I have often seen him biking around, although with clothes on. Kinda weird life moment seeing him dressed after scenes in which he's screwing or taking a piss in OZ. Whatever.....

It's a powerful series.

 
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Offline ademas

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 08:35:50 AM »
Christopher Meloni...mmmmm....
I loved that show.
Google "the men of Oz"...there's a cool website, which I won't link...
 ;D

Offline Teresa

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 09:38:06 AM »
I have all the seasons of OZ on dvd. I spent one weekend doing nothing but watching Oz.

Now I cant hardly watch any of the Law and Order shows because almost all of the guys on them were on Oz, and I have seen them naked...LOL

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 10:26:23 AM »
I can't say I "enjoy" Oz but it is an engaging show. The violence and brutality is hard for me to watch.

Offline Teresa

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006, 11:28:29 AM »
Yes i agree...the violence and brutality were hard for me too. But i had to watch to see what happend to the characters next.
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Offline david25luvit

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006, 11:29:27 AM »
Like a train wreck....You can't take your eyes off of it.  I think they captured life inside (Hollywood style) quite well.  And yes Christopher Meloni...Slurp!  Love him on Law & Order SVU too.  Though clearly watching him run around naked is much more eye catching ::)

Saw the shows again when I turned Jerry onto them...We did a Oz Marathon for weeks :o
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Offline lydgate

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2006, 06:19:23 PM »
That's what is surprising me a little... that I find it so compelling even as I'm repelled by the brutality. I'll have to sort through that. (Is this what Aristotle was puzzling about, trying to figure out why we get pleasure from watching tragedy, and putting forth the celebrated theory of catharsis?) "The Sopranos" -- which is, for my money, one of the great American works of art in recent times -- has violence too. It also has characters who combine unvarnished pychpathology with humanity and suffering. But "Oz" is cruder; the strokes are brilliant but occasionally uneven or heavy-handed. And the difference doesn't have to do with settings, I think, or largely doesn't. It's almost as if "Oz" is preparatory work for "The Sopranos" and, later, "Six Feet Under," where the violence we knowingly or unknowingly do to each other is deliberately left out in its physical aspect, leaving only the psychic damage. Then again, this triptych view of the matter might just be fanciful silliness on my part.

OK, I'm babbling. Off to watch more.

Jay
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

Offline livingpositively

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2006, 10:14:55 PM »
ok, having never seen the show :-\, and having just gone to the website that Ademas referred to  :o :o :o  I have just one question - Do they ever have clothes on?  hehehe
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Offline lydgate

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2006, 09:50:16 PM »
OK, I'm part of the way through Season Four [SPOILER WARNING], just after Beecher's son is murdered by Hank Schillinger. I have to take a break. The characters have so gotten under my skin that the show is "getting" to me. It's too much, too much! Jay
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

Offline AlanBama

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Re: "Oz" junkie
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2006, 12:48:11 AM »
I've never seen any of these shows, but would like to.

Christopher Meloni -- WOOF WOOF
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

 


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