Screw viewers baffled by disappointing Channel 4 drama Whats the point!

Screw: First look at new Channel 4 prison drama

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Screw is a six-part drama revolving around two prison officers’ experiences in the C Wing of the fictional men’s prison Long Marsh. Derry Girls’ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell stars as trainee officer Rose while His Dark Materials star Nina Sosanya plays Leigh who’s in charge of the wing. However, Channel 4 viewers were left divided over the second instalment.

In Thursday’s episode, Rose was tasked with assigning a buddy to a particularly irritating inmate. 

Meanwhile, Leigh was torn over how to keep a transgender male prisoner safe.

Despite Rose and Leigh’s different approaches on the wing, it became clear the two may have more in common than they think. 

Leigh confused viewers by asking an inmate if they could recommend a forger. 

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The seemingly straight-laced hard-working officer is clearly hiding a secret from her colleagues. 

However, Rose will likely find herself in grave danger in upcoming episodes after picking up a package that included drugs and a gun with the intention of smuggling it into the prison. 

Sharing their thoughts on the prison drama, @CarolFace12 tweeted: “#Screw was looking forward to it but very disappointed.”

@Mayce_Windu added: “What was the point of that? #screw.”

@Seasideboy1968 wrote: “@Channel4 #screw so many things wrong with this show!!! 

“I’m sure even someone with no experience of prison would realise an officer wouldn’t shut themselves in a cell with a prisoner for a start!!!”

“The editing in this show is giving my eyes whiplash. The cuts are being executed too quickly and seem mostly unnecessary #Screw,” @cuddlecuffs remarked.

However, @MitchellWebb85 disagreed: “So after watching the first episode of #Screw my verdict is it’s a great show, enjoyed it so gonna watch the next one now!”

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@StewMan46 said: “For those doubting #screw on Channel 4, the later episodes do get better, I promise!”

Channel 4 viewers will have noticed Jamie-Lee implemented a huge change for her performance in the prison drama. 

The Northern Irish actress perfected an English accent for the role.

Jamie-Lee admitted the biggest challenge was “doing a northern English accent”.

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“I tried my best! I really enjoy doing accents and although I was nervous, putting my heart and soul into it, thankfully people on set responded really well,” she said.

Reflecting on her character, she shared: “I don’t think prison is what [Rose’s] expecting.

“I don’t think she’s intimidated by it either, but she builds different relationships with different people, including some people she never would really speak to on the outside – people who remind her of home. 

“There are a lot of interesting dynamics within the prison that allows her to open up a little and express herself in different ways.”

Screw continues on Channel 4 on Thursday at 9pm.

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