Locked-Up (aka Vis A Vis; Conjugal Visit), Episode One

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Holy shit. This this this is how it’s done.

After several disappointing first episodes that open with flash-forwards that spoil things up front, this series knows how to keep you hanging, puzzled, and wanting more more more.

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OK, before I go any further, people who are thinking this is like a certain Netflix series, read this:

If that all sounds a bit Orange is the New Black to you, don’t go expecting a largely breezy comedy-drama here. This is intense, tough, bloody, violent, and graphic.

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We go through this entire episode never knowing why she was put in prison! Is that great or what?

We have a hint that she was probably a patsy …

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… but the crime? Not one damn hint!

And as for that hint of her being a patsy? Well, that could be a red herring because something else crops up that makes you wonder just what the hell is really going on.

These are some very, very tough women:

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And the worst of the lot is Zulema:

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OK, enough spoilers. But I want to entice people into watching this. It’s so good!

There’s a punchline at the end that sets up a situation that could potentially spring Macarena, but will it pay off in the end? Who knows?

This is a great script with matching great direction.

I never intended to watch this at all. I took a peek and couldn’t stop!

Special note for everyone who can see this on 4 in the UK:

It’s only the first instalment that’s being broadcast on Channel 4, and the rest of the series will be immediately available on All 4 when Episode 1 is finished.

That means you’ll be able to binge-watch the entire thing at your leisure (if this much tension can be deemed leisure).

If I could binge-watch this, I damn well would.

And if you do, no spoilers in Comments!

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