Mediocre prison drama
As a fan of prison dramas such as Bad Girls, Prisoner: Cell Block H and Wentworth, I was intrigued when I heard that a new women's prison drama would be coming UK screens in 2019. When I heard that that it was going to be an original production for 5Star and that it was going to be called "Clink", I started to think bad acting, awful writing and that it won't last beyond the first season. After watching the first episode, I have to say I was pretty surprised, as it was a little better than I expected it would be. The one thing that actually got me interest was that Alicya Eyo who played prisoner, Denny Blood in Bad Girls was going to be the governor in this series. When I watched it however, I wasn't exactly bored, but wasn't thrilled either. Nothing dramatic, no fights, not even a sense of threat. The prisoners are actually polite. The acting is just ok. There isn't that nervous build-up when you know something big is coming. It's no Bad Girls and I doubt it ever will be as good, but I think it may have potential to go somewhere. I can't exactly recommend it, but at least watch the first episode, you'll know if you want to go any further.
- Apr 30, 2019
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