QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Amer­ica’s Hard­est Pris­ons, 8.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic If the prison drama Oz was your cup of tea, then this will be right up your al­ley. Though the act­ing sucks, the vi­o­lence and bru­tal­ity are equally well de­picted. This, you see, is the real thing. Tonight’s episode is about a prison in­sider net­work known as the Aryan Broth­er­hood. If that con­jures images of Rus­sell Crowe in Rom­per Stom­per you are cer­tainly on the right track. Lost, 9.30pm, Seven ( 8.30pm, Ade­laide, Melbourne, Perth) ‘‘ I have no joy of this con­tract tonight It is too rash, too un­ad­vised, too sud­den; Too like the light­ning which doth cease to be ’ Ere one can say it light­ens.’’ Just like Romeo’s Juliet, Lost ’ s Juliet ( El­iz­a­beth Mitchell, pic­tured) seems as yet un­sure in her new al­liance with Romeo, er, Jack. But there’s a cun­ning plot afoot, with noble Sawyer and rest­less Sayid due to con­front the fair lady. Might Juliet have the last laugh? Me­thinks she will. ‘‘ There’s thy gold,’’ the Bard would have said, ‘‘ worse poi­son to men’s souls.’’ Still Do­ing It: The In­ti­mate Lives of Women Over 65, 9.30pm, ABC Th­ese fab­u­lous gals cock a snoot at the con­ven­tional wis­dom that if you’re over 65, you’re past it. Many have younger lovers, and they have to cope daily with the kind of de­ri­sion that used to be called prej­u­dice and might now be termed ageism. I’ve never seen hap­pier, more en­er­gised post­menopausal women. Why are they so hy­per- sex­ual? I’ll let them tell you.

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