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I used to watch this religiously- it was one of the first Fox shows, and
the time, a new broadcast network was such a novelty, that I gave
on it precedence over the other broadcast outlets. If I were a Nielsen
family, I'm sure Fox would have been appreciative- but as it was, the
who controlled the Nielsen box stayed away from the Women in Prison in
WiP was an attempt to create a sitcom with unique and fun character interaction; shows like M*A*S*H and Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi all were premier examples of this kind of dynamic. I can't fault WiP's producers and actresses for trying, but the show never got off the ground.
All of the characters were cliched; there was the tough old butch, the fresh young innocent, the tarty prostitute, the no-nonsense guard. The dialogue never rose above the quality of, say, a syndicated sitcom like She's the Sheriff, and production values made this look like it was filmed in a gymnasium with paperboard tubes for prison bars.
Nice try, though.
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Women in Prison (1987-1988) was a bad but perversely entertaining t.v.
show that was produced by "The people who brought you MARRIED WITH
CHILDREN. A young woman (Julia Campbell) takes to fall for her sleazy
and shady husband. All she had to do was keep her mouth shut and do her
time. But she later on finds out about hubby's lecherous deeds. So
she's stuck in prison doing a long stretch. Her fellow inmates were a
strange bunch of odd fellows. The show never received any sort of
closure because it was canceled after the first season. I don't know
why because it was entertaining compared to the crap that the FOX
network was airing night after night.
Here's to the memories of the early years of the FOX Network.
Women in Prison (1987-1988) was a series created by the producers of
Married with Children. The show started off great but sadly like all
sitcoms they ran out of ideas. Despite a fast start the show simply ran out
of gas before it even completed a lap. The cast was excellent but the
situations and the dialog was real mundane and mediocre. A funny premise
that didn't know what to do next after it's initial run of episodes. Too bad it was canceled before it could really find it's groove.
I'm Mike Tee Vee, see you next time!
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