Series Review

'Real Housewives' meets 'Orange is The New Black' in 'Jailbirds'

Netflix's new reality show goes behind bars to show you what life is really like inside a women's prison

30 June 2019 - 00:04

At some point in your life, a parental figure has, hopefully, sat you down to give you the "choices matter" speech. The gist is that making the right choices will unlock the oyster that is the world and the wrong ones will land you in prison taking anxiety-inducing showers. Netflix's new series Jailbirds is the garishly funny visual representation of that speech.

Set in the high-rise Sacramento County Jail in the US, it's a reality show that follows the lives of a group of imprisoned women. Think of it as the resultant stew when you throw Real Housewives of Atlanta, Orange is the New Black and MacGyver's ingenuity into a pot...

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