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Oz: Seasons 1-6
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Jaw-droppingly raw and violent even by today’s standards, Tom Fontana’s breakthrough prison series featured homo antics (both consensual and forced), extensive male nudity, weekly shankings, and a series-long bad romance between Chris Meloni’s homicidal Keller and Lee Tergeson’s tortured Beecher (see the heartstring-tugging tribute clip above). Plus:Charles Busch as a death row dandy, out thesp B.D. Wong as resident priest, plenty of Broadway stars (Rita Moreno! Patti LuPone! Betty Buckley!) and more punks than you can shake a nightstick at.

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