William Jiles solving the murder of Peter Marie's husband from 30 years ago was pretty brutal. Rebadow is generally involved in some real stinkers, and that doesn't seem to be changing with this whole new librarian thing.
Oz is better than the WWE in that they'll just drop a bad storyline instead of driving it into the ground (see Dawn marie and Torrie).
Anything supernatural or in the realm of fantasy generally gets a big thumbs down. They've done about one a season forever (the first was Rebadow's whole "talking to God" thing that he hasn't done in a while) and they always suck.
It seems that I am - in no particular order - Zack Morris, John Adams, a Siren, Aphrodite, Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel, Amy-Wynn Pastor, Hydrogen, Spider-Man, and Boston.
As much as how cool thought Hoyt killing Timmy Kirk with the camera equipment was, it seemed like a far-fetched idea. Having Death Row prisoners in a photo-shoot for Maxim. Supernatural Cloutier takes the award, though.
I'll vote for the Chinese Immigrants and the aging pill too. I don't care what state in OZ is supposed to be in, you mean to tell me the only place for refugees is a prison? Even an average size county has ONE school with a gymasium.
What can I say? The 3 main offenders have been cited by everyone so far (aging drug, Cloutier, & the Chinese refugees, though that one was explained about as well as possible), and for the most part I dont hate any Oz storylines, but I sure as hell get annoyed by some of them, the most recent being Brass stealing Rebadow's lottery winnings. Not because of how it was done, but because Brass is back on the job hunting down his ankle slasher like nothing ever happened. McManus and Murphy both knew he tried to take the money and run, but they're both acting like nothing happened... I know its not so much a story line thing as a character issue but still, it rubs me the wrong way. From the looks of things though Brass is gonna be the next hack to end up in the cop unit or the morgue so I guess it's cool...
Can't hear your voice Back in the crowd Move up front And shout out loud...
Yeah, consistency is the big thing with Oz. On one hand, it's a nice change of pace from most TV, where storylines are so obvious and predictable. On the other hand "what ever happened to..." and "didn't he say a few episodes ago that..." could start 90% of the conversations about the show.
I don't mind when characters change (look at Beecher, his character progression was great), it's when they change without explanation. For instance, Timmy Kirk used to be O'Reilly's fairly regular sidekick before he became Mr. "want a blowjob?" much less Satan.
(edited by MoeGates on 23.1.03 1202) It seems that I am - in no particular order - Zack Morris, John Adams, a Siren, Aphrodite, Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel, Amy-Wynn Pastor, Hydrogen, Spider-Man, and Boston.
While I was thinking about the worst storyline, I was reminded of some of the ways the prisoners ended up there. How about the best "flashback" to the crime? I'd start a new thread for this, but I there are already three Oz topics going...
I'd say Chris Keller. He took a hostage, shot his victim and raced off on a motorcycle before wiping out.
I liked it. The show is building its new stories very well, which should lead to more tense moments. Jack hasn't really been put against the clock yet as all CTU's timetables are three, four, five hours away.