Wentworth Recap 3.4: Knight in Shining Sweatpants

(This recap was originally published on May 1, 2015.) Quick, someone tell Pete McTighe it’s safe to approach the lesbian blogger community again. For the third episode in a row, Wentworth has been sharp, versatile and intense. It may not have the magic that made me binge watch the first season through a shroud of tears, but it’s back…

Wentworth Recap 3.3: The Trials of Franky Doyle

(This recap was originally published on April 23, 2015.) Well, that was Wentworth at its finest—by which I mean I watched the whole episode with one hand covering my eyes, repeating ,“No no no my poor baby” at the screen. (I’m rereading that sentence and realizing that it might sound like something other than a compliment, but…

Wentworth Recap 3.1: Franky is the New Red

(This recap was originally published on April 9, 2015.) Hello and welcome back to Wentworth Correctional Center.  A funny thing happened since last we visited this cerulean-tinted wasteland: Wentworth got popular. Thanks largely to Netflix and people looking to fill the hours until the return of Orange is The New Black, this once-obscure drama is now an international…

Wentworth Recap 2.12: Teal is the Warmest Color

(This recap was originally published on August 6, 2014.) HOLY SHIT THAT WAS AWESOME. After a season of dreary disappointment, the Season 2 finale reminded me why I went from writing a one-off review of this obscure Australian drama to emailing Karman Kregloe to say, “This is the best show I’ve ever seen and I am doing full…

Wentworth Recap 2.7: Detective Doyle on the Case!

(This recap was originally published on July 2, 2014.) Previously on Wentworth, Governor Joan killed Simone because she was trying to kill Bea because Governor Joan has an endgame that is bigger than any of us. Maxine the transgender inmate used her swinging fists of justice to protect Bea, and Franky was arrested for defending…