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Original run: 12 Jul 1997 – 23 Feb 2003

Country of origin: US

Genre: Crime, Drama

Network: HBO US

Watched by: 8 139 of 696 787 1.17%

Total running time: 2 days 6 hours 8 minutes

Episode duration: 58 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.7 of 10 89 049

kinopoisk.ru rating: 7.931 of 10 5 833

MyShows rating: 4.13 of 5 3 366


HBO's violent men-behind-bars drama is an addictive, testosterone-driven soap opera for guys. The eight episodes of the first season set the style for the show: a massive cast of a vivid characters on both sides of the bars, four or five stories unleashed at a breakneck pace and framed by angry, oddball introductions, and a soaring casualty rate. Created by Homicide producer Tom Fontana, this drama quickly earned its rightful reputation as the most brutal show on TV. It's simple chemistry: combine volatile ingredients in a confined space, shut tight, and shake.

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