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See ex-prisoner Larry Lawton review the HBO Prison series OZ. How realistic is this view of prison life? A criminal and ex-prisoner can tell you. Starring J.K. Simmons, Dean Winters, Ernie Hudson, Rita Morena, B.D Wong, and Edie Falco. Larry loves to review and react to prison movies and shows - much better than the real thing. Most prisoners would agree.
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The Retro Macaque
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@superdwa I must of dreamt that,. I can't find it either
superdwa Uukausi sitten
@The Retro Macaque I'm asking cause I can't find it. I found the gta 5 prison break heist but not the TV show prison break
The Retro Macaque
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@superdwa 🤦
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@The Retro Macaque he has? The TV show?
The Retro Macaque
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@superdwa He already has go search.
robynn 2 päivää sitten
.The absence of a yard in "Oz" (that we see)is off course not realistic, but i guess it is an attempt to make Oz an even more grey, depressing setting bereft of the sunlight. It underlines that prison is a "world" of its own. A world with its own rules, subcultures, groups and "do and don'ts".
robynn 2 päivää sitten
The mob boss, Shibetta, in "Oz" IS murdered in the TV series. Over a period of time Adebesi and Ryan O'Reilly crush glass to a powder. A "powder" of crushed glass. However, if you crush glass that fine, that a person can eat it and not notice - there would be no harmful effect. Glass crushed that fine is completely harmless. It would pass right through the digestive system, not "cut him up from the inside - painfully." as Ryan O'Reilly claims. I'd actually asked a doctor. But otherwise, "Oz" is a great show. I think the absence of a yard is off course not realistic, but i guess it is an attempt to make Oz an even more grey, depressing setting bereft of the sunlight. It underlines that prison is a "world" of its own.
robynn 2 päivää sitten
@Larry Lawton Thank you Larry. I really enjoy your show and appreciate your courage and honesty about your past in prison. You are an example to many (young) people, I am sure. It is inspiring that you can survive 11 yrs of prison: mentally, physically and spiritually. Survive to make videos to inform and warn especially young people that a life of crime and prison, is not worth it. God bless. Take care and keep it up, Larry. Best regards from Denmark. /Jon
Larry Lawton
Larry Lawton 2 päivää sitten
I agree on all that. Thanks for watching
The Texorcist
The Texorcist 2 päivää sitten
I would say I that when it comes to prison dramas Oz is up there. Yeah it’s pretty dramatized and liberties are made because of it but it’s sure more “realistic” than say Orange is the New Black. Another prison show I like is Wentworth.
AceFurley 2 päivää sitten
i think the reason for there being no yard,etc. was a low budget, and/or the convenience of filming all the stories in one general area?
Software Agents TV
Software Agents TV 5 päivää sitten
I just have to say that I don't like the warden or McManus very much. I find McManus to be a huge enabler throughout the entire series.
First Last
First Last 6 päivää sitten
I never onced noticed through the whole series that there's no yard. Guess the gym scenes filled that idea in for me lol
Speed walking Masta
Speed walking Masta 8 päivää sitten
How are you soo big in Russia my guy
takerdust 8 päivää sitten
I would stop after Season 4, lol. But then again...I want to hear your thoughts on 5-6 for entertainment purposes.
Johnny Rocker, like the drink
Johnny Rocker, like the drink 9 päivää sitten
Adebisi was my favorite character.
Software Agents TV
Software Agents TV 13 päivää sitten
Hi Larry, what about the episode of House MD when he's doing his prison sentence "Twenty Vicodin" from Season 8?
Beauty by Jorge
Beauty by Jorge 15 päivää sitten
Excellent review and I love your info and stories! Thank you!
Red Dragon
Red Dragon 16 päivää sitten
SPOILER WARNING: Cyril O’Riley is in season 2 First and for most, fantastic show overall but Fontana fucked it all up with a few different characters. I know it's Hollywood, I work in the entertainment industry myself, but I believe truly speaking that Cyril O'Riley should have never been mentally handicapped. The reason why is that he was too badass of a character prior to the accident and should have honestly been the enforcer of the Irish prison gang inside. The O'Riley brothers would have easily ruled if it weren't for this handicap disability of his. I can honestly say as he was such a badass boxer, natural fearless enforcer, and natural born killer, he would have been the perfect character and would for sure have been my favorite character in the entire show. Season 6 Episode 6 (if I remember correctly) he was shown as this ruthless badass and fearless guy in his own train of thought while in the hospital being treated. If Fontana would have made Cyril the normal character he was before prison I think the entire dynamics of the show would change and would have been much more praised upon and much more people would have been a fan of it. Fontana in my honest opinion fucked a lot of things up in the entire tv show. Great concept, fantastic show still regardless of its mistakes, still could have done 1000x better if it were diffrent. Maybe Jia would be the leader of an infamous Triad gang in NY (which in NY lots of Triads infiltrated back in those days and today as well) maybe some yardie's (Jamicans) could be in there, and everything else the same except with Cyril as a fearless enforcer for the Irish and perhaps the O'Riley could of ran the entire prison's drug trade. O'Riley's would have handled the extortion in fact for the Italians and the Aryans would have never ever crossed their lines of path in the way to power after seeing how ruthless they really are. The reality is however "The Brand" is a well known ruthless prison gang that could be mainly ran in the feds rather than in a state prison but still have good power in gen pop. Hope you guys enjoyed my mini rant and my thoughts on the show.
kenjiniru1 17 päivää sitten
Oz was good until they started making every season finale someone giving an inmate a gun then it just got stupid
Red Dragon
Red Dragon 19 päivää sitten
Oz was terribly underrated.
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly 19 päivää sitten
Definitely watch the rest of the show... for season 1, they were a) running on a somewhat tight budget, like most shows do early on, and more importantly b); they were kind of operating without a road map. This was the first hourlong mainstream, premium cable drama that really caught steam. They didn't have The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men or any of those quintessential tv dramas to take notes from. As the series progresses, more elements are introduced into the show (in the form of physical settings as well as new characters, new gangs). Without spoiling anything; ill just say that Oz had a really interesting trajectory in terms of the way its tone and quality fluctuates throughout its entire run. You will hear a LOT of people saying the later seasons aren't worth watching... and granted, those aren't my favorite seasons either, but I still maintain that every single Oz episode is worth watching (Yes... even *those* episodes)
Software Agents TV
Software Agents TV 13 päivää sitten
What are "those" episodes?
Henrique Arake
Henrique Arake 20 päivää sitten
Please, do a Prision Break review
Loyd 21 päivä sitten
I assume the reason there's no yard is because most of the series was filmed first in Chelsea, and then in Bayonne and they might not have had much outdoor sets available? It's funny, if you listen closely, in some of the scenes where the characters are by windows, like in a hallway or the infirmary, you can sometimes hear sirens/car horns, giving away that they're filming in the middle of New York.
Rob Venables
Rob Venables 25 päivää sitten
Just subscribed to your channel love it man great content!!! Larry Lawton keep up the great videos you're amazing at telling great stories!!!
Adster 26 päivää sitten
I started watching this series again, I hope you review the others seasons too!
NorthStarr 27 päivää sitten
One of the few scenes I've always remembered from Oz is the drunk driver's snap and becoming a psycho.
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly 19 päivää sitten
Beecher - shits on JK Simmons' face. Fucking legend.
Tyler Durdan
Tyler Durdan 27 päivää sitten
This is great! I was late to this gem of a series that is OZ also. Love the insite from Larry.
HobieOverHeaven 27 päivää sitten
Lol yea I watched 4 seasons of oz, found your channel and then searched if you had talked about it yet
RealTaiter Uukausi sitten
They go to chow, there is a cafeteria. You have to watch more, some of the stuff gets introduced later. Season 1 is good but in my opinion it just gets better and better, from the story lines, to shot caller changes, to character development, to deaths. Hope you watch the rest.
RealTaiter 27 päivää sitten
@jacksonbear1 have you ever seen “The Corner” it’s on “Oz’s” level. The (I believe) unofficial prequel to the wire. Check it out it’s fantastic!
RealTaiter 27 päivää sitten
@jacksonbear1 agreed
jacksonbear1 28 päivää sitten
@RealTaiter Absolutely. The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men don’t happen without Oz
RealTaiter 28 päivää sitten
@jacksonbear1 I watched this when it was on cable. It was groundbreaking.
jacksonbear1 28 päivää sitten
I just finished the finale. Larry is gonna be hooked like how I was
WitchKraft Uukausi sitten
was actually about to message you to see if you would review this show. then i saw this video! do more please!!! oz is intense.
WitchKraft Uukausi sitten
also to add, a lot more library and cafeteria in the show to come. stick with it please.
Arnold Wilson
Arnold Wilson Uukausi sitten
Равиль Мухаметзянов
Равиль Мухаметзянов Uukausi sitten
Ларри доброго времени суток! Разреши ребятам с deevan games и дальше озвучивать твои видео!! Очень интересно было смотреть
Joseph Selser
Joseph Selser Uukausi sitten
Oz is my all time favorite show.
Matthew Morgan
Matthew Morgan Uukausi sitten
There is a lunch area and a library in later episodes
Tommy Uukausi sitten
Can you do a review video after each season you watch?
Tommy Uukausi sitten
It's not exactly like the real thing but it's entertaining.
Rubber Duck
Rubber Duck Uukausi sitten
How do prisoners deal with the smell of weed smoking?
Sheepdog Wrangler
Sheepdog Wrangler Uukausi sitten
Since you liked it you should look up the madtv parody of it called coz, with bill cosby in oz, controlling the prison with the muslims and working the pudding and kodak film market
Steel - Russian Metal Band
Steel - Russian Metal Band Uukausi sitten
Love OZ... my fav HBO show... and may be Sopranos too.
Harry Thotter & The Chamber of Thots
Harry Thotter & The Chamber of Thots Uukausi sitten
The Wire?
David Calderon
David Calderon Uukausi sitten
I have the feeling LL doesn't remember any of their names. Im the same with new shows. Lol
Ant Uukausi sitten
It’s crazy how the show develops over time and the drugs get worse an inmate even puts sheets over his sell when he was getting ready to do drugs and bust some cheeks recorded it and everything
Apdolie Sarge
Apdolie Sarge Uukausi sitten
Sub and thanks. It's a little thing but respect is respect.Thanks
nomine *
nomine * Uukausi sitten
Don't watch the last season because it's so stupid and contrite
Ashton Irby
Ashton Irby Uukausi sitten
you should review den of theives
Earthian 365
Earthian 365 Uukausi sitten
Do your T-shirts come with the pre-cut Bill Belichick look or do I have to do that myself? Love what you're doing Larry. Keep up the good work.
Brandon Holland
Brandon Holland Uukausi sitten
HBO should toss you some royalty fees Larry. You got me watching the entire series again lol!
Damian Nichols
Damian Nichols Uukausi sitten
Larry you should do one of these videos for each season
Jesse Bruffett
Jesse Bruffett Uukausi sitten
@Larry, the further seasons show a lot of the things you're talking about not seeing. Season 1 the show was really just finding its legs.
Leon Uukausi sitten
Oz i completely forgot about that show I used to watch a few episodes of it when it first came out never really got that much into it
Derek E
Derek E Uukausi sitten
Hey Larry, I am a big fan. Have you ever seen the show prison break? Do you think that show would be accurate?
jomar trogo
jomar trogo Uukausi sitten try to make reaction video on this prisons from the philippines
jomar trogo
jomar trogo Uukausi sitten try to make reaction video on this prisons from the philippines
jomar trogo
jomar trogo Uukausi sitten try to make reaction video on this prisons from the philippines
jomar trogo
jomar trogo Uukausi sitten try to make reaction video on this prisons from the philippines
Chris Redfield
Chris Redfield Uukausi sitten
Larry should review the tv series breaking bad!
Dénes Bártfai
Dénes Bártfai Uukausi sitten
Please reviw Prison Break Series too its gonna be awesome ;)
ObivanSlender Uukausi sitten
Why do I see a lot of Russians here?))) Happy Birthday, Larry. I wish you happiness and health! Русские вперёд!)
Zach Rengifo
Zach Rengifo Uukausi sitten
What white lightning
OZ Uukausi sitten
Great review. I’m looking forward to you reviewing every season. Anyone who loves Oz reviews should also check out Neil Thompson’s “Inside Oz Podcast”, the world’s only Oz review podcast, available on all podcast platforms. Thompson is not an ex prisoner like Larry Lawton, though he talks about each individual episode for an hour and they’re fun for any Oz fan.
Richard O’Brien
Richard O’Brien Uukausi sitten
I love the way you talk about this show and real life, as well as your life. Its so satisfying and feels legitimate. You do great work on here.
Richard O’Brien
Richard O’Brien Uukausi sitten
This is awesome that you’re reviewing one of my all time favorite shows. I hope you watch and enjoy the rest of the series and give each season a review.
AdamNB Jumper
AdamNB Jumper Uukausi sitten
Thank you for telling me about this I was just a baby when it came out so I knew nothing about it but it is a really good show
Andros Flaherty
Andros Flaherty Uukausi sitten
O' Rally
Tracy Wheeler
Tracy Wheeler Uukausi sitten
Your going to love the whole series Larry. While it may not be totally realistic on all points, it is very entertaining.
andrea micucci
andrea micucci Uukausi sitten
The Quran actually is a very peaceful book. Was also an easier read than the bible in my opinion.
andrea micucci
andrea micucci Uukausi sitten
Oz was a great show, i started way after it ended too but its pretty raw . Good shit.
Frank Magnelli
Frank Magnelli Uukausi sitten
You have to prison break
Страйкер Uukausi sitten
С днём рождения!
TheReal Shaft
TheReal Shaft Uukausi sitten
As the seasons go on it gets better. They have a indoor yard and a library
Zed Zordaan
Zed Zordaan Uukausi sitten
Beanie... Adebisi? Yeah, he's the one who puts up the sheet later on.
Zed Zordaan
Zed Zordaan Uukausi sitten
Yes, Nino dies from the glass in his food.
Zed Zordaan
Zed Zordaan Uukausi sitten
You'll see the sheet in a later season.
Zed Zordaan
Zed Zordaan Uukausi sitten
6 seasons.
Zed Zordaan
Zed Zordaan Uukausi sitten
Larry, if you think the quran is peaceful, you need to read its chapters in chronological order.
Zed Zordaan
Zed Zordaan Uukausi sitten
Yes Larry, Cell Block 5 in Oz is known as Emerald City.
Otis Harris
Otis Harris Uukausi sitten
I watched Oz and finished all the seasons. But I couldn't watch more than two episodes at a time. It was too dark. Put me in a bad mood. Great show tho.
John Linde
John Linde Uukausi sitten
I love Oz. Wish it had gone longer than 6 seasons. I do realize that a lot of dramatic liberty is taken with the setting.
mwd2525 Uukausi sitten
Love your channel. First, you have to give them slack. You cant compare emerald city to typical prison. It’s supposed to be an experimental unit. So we all know that it isnt going to be EXACTLY like a typical prison. They do have the gen pop section of prison that i think you would see as more realistic. Other seasons show that. And since its an experimental unit, they give prisoners more rights then what you would get in gen pop. If you break rules you get kicked out of em city. So thats how hey explain different groups co-existing. You really need to watch all seasons and do another review because a lot of your negatives get hashed out then. They have a yard, they just dont show them doing yard time, though they do show the library, weight room, basketball court and dining hall etc. Watch more seasons, you’ll see. Peace Larry and thanks for all the great content. Hope you make a million subs
Dominick Passaretti
Dominick Passaretti Uukausi sitten
Love how larry describes the kid getting set on fire, "Listen nobody's getting lite on fire in there fucking cell". Ahaha!
Louie Boone
Louie Boone Uukausi sitten
I like your reviews homie 💯real talk
Hozon Uukausi sitten
Happy Birthday!❤🇷🇺
Masterbleu1 Uukausi sitten
No spoilers but there are times there are sheets over the glass.
Masterbleu1 Uukausi sitten
Can't wait for you to do the other season.
Masterbleu1 Uukausi sitten
Love OZ it's so good.
Don Verb Street Hop
Don Verb Street Hop Uukausi sitten
O'reilly is Godlike lol
no name
no name Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday from Russia
Какао [Y̲̅σ̲̅υ̲̅т̲̅υ̲̅b̲̅є̲̅]
Какао [Y̲̅σ̲̅υ̲̅т̲̅υ̲̅b̲̅є̲̅] Uukausi sitten
С днем рождения тебя!
Frank Severin
Frank Severin Uukausi sitten
6 seasons
Phil Hahn
Phil Hahn Uukausi sitten
Happy Birthday Larry!
LAZARETTOO Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday 🎉🎂Larry
Fun Games
Fun Games Uukausi sitten
С днём рождения 🥳 🇷🇺
Fun Games
Fun Games Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday 🥳
Великий Nursultan
Великий Nursultan Uukausi sitten
Hello and happy birthday to you from Kazakhstan✌️🇰🇿🇱🇷
Doggieman1111 Uukausi sitten
Based on the comments, it looks like Lawton is now a peace emissary to Russia ;)
Enoch W
Enoch W Uukausi sitten
Do the entire series of OZ. You’re breathing a 2nd life into the series through your stories. You’ve earned a subscriber
YouTube Observer
YouTube Observer 14 päivää sitten
jacksonbear1 28 päivää sitten
I just finished the final episode of the series. Props to Larry for getting me hooked
Richard O’Brien
Richard O’Brien Uukausi sitten
Me, too.
bfb martz
bfb martz Uukausi sitten
Yea I hope he watches the whole series
Nick One- -Sub Scribe
Nick One- -Sub Scribe Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday, hello in russia!!!🇷🇺 You RESPECT! 👍💪💪💪💪
Rob Jacobs
Rob Jacobs Uukausi sitten
Hi Larry, my son got me into viewing your channel. I enjoy it and like what you are doing to inform ppl. I just wanted to say, about the Character Beecher in OZ, really transforms. I dont know how true to life it is, but you will really enjoy the future series episodes. Keep up the good work. Have a blessed day
Joshua Stone
Joshua Stone Uukausi sitten
Want to see your take on the show 60 days in
Zxc ded insi д
Zxc ded insi д Uukausi sitten
Happy Birthday Larry!
Hikmat Nugmanov
Hikmat Nugmanov Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday from Uzbekistan !!
Артём Беленко
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С днюхай тебя и побольше сигар 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎊🎊
Артём Миронов
Артём Миронов Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday Larry!!!!!👊
MiAl Vlr
MiAl Vlr Uukausi sitten
С днём рождения, Ларри!!
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez Uukausi sitten
please react to the movies "Avengment" or "Riot" both of them are brutal! They're on Netflix
Forest Forlest
Forest Forlest Uukausi sitten
Happy birthday to you! The Great Robber :)
Dmitriy Bondar
Dmitriy Bondar Uukausi sitten
С днем рождения всего самого лучшего! Очень классный канал!! Happy birthday!!
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