Kittens in a Cage

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (62)

Kittens in a Cage is a quirky and charming television series that premiered on TelevisionFour in 2015, starring Rebecca Mozo, Erin Anderson, and Gigi Bermingham. The show revolves around the lives of a group of women inmates who are stuck in prison and are trying to find a way to cope with their mundane lives.

The show is set in a women's correctional facility and follows the life of the lead character Junie, portrayed by Rebecca Mozo, a spunky and creative young woman who is thrown into prison for a crime she did not commit. She finds herself in a world of hardened criminals, including her cellmate, Big Boo, who is portrayed by Gigi Bermingham, a tough and intimidating woman who initially wants nothing to do with Junie.

The show has a whimsical, almost fairy-tale-like atmosphere that helps to soften the harsh reality of life in prison. The characters are all unique and quirky in their own way, and each has their own set of challenges to overcome. Junie spends most of her time working at the prison laundry, where she meets a group of fellow inmates who share her love for theater.

Together, they form the Women's Prison Arts Project, a theater company that performs plays for the other inmates as well as for visitors to the prison. Erin Anderson portrays Mabel, the group's director and leader, who takes Junie under her wing and helps her navigate the ins and outs of prison life.

Throughout the series, Junie struggles to prove her innocence and clear her name, but she also learns important lessons about friendship, love, and the importance of following one's dreams. The show's humor and lightheartedness provide a refreshing twist on the typical prison drama, and the talented cast of actresses manages to bring the story to life with their impeccable performances.

The series addresses some serious themes and issues, such as the struggles of women in prison and the American justice system, but does so in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It deals with issues of mental illness, emotional instability, and abuse in a way that is both impactful and respectful, and the show's creators manage to strike a delicate balance between comedy and drama.

One of the standout features of Kittens in a Cage is its retro aesthetic, which feels like a throwback to a bygone era of classic Hollywood films. The show's sets and costumes are all incredibly detailed and capture the look and feel of the 1950s, which gives the series a unique and charming atmosphere. The show also features original music by composer Richard Levinson, which beautifully complements the show's vintage aesthetic.

In conclusion, Kittens in a Cage is a delightful and heartwarming series that offers a fresh take on the prison drama genre. Its engaging characters and witty humor make it an enjoyable watch, while still addressing important issues and themes that are relevant to contemporary society. The show ultimately serves as a reminder of the power of hope, creativity, and community, and is sure to leave viewers feeling uplifted and inspired.

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Punch and Lemon Squares
7. Punch and Lemon Squares
March 5, 2015
The prison talent show is a glorious evening of music and magic, but ends in riot and a mass breakout. Nothing is left of Matron but her empty hook. Junie and Vickie make it all the way to Mexico.
Nobody Keeps Me in a Hampster Cage
6. Nobody Keeps Me in a Hampster Cage
March 15, 2015
Just as Vickie and Junie's plans are nearing completion, Jeanine gets wind of it and rats them out to the Matron. When Vickie and Junie confront Jeanine in the shower, Barbara turns on her.
Have Another Muffin, Nancy
5. Have Another Muffin, Nancy
March 5, 2015
After Vickie's "treatment", the Matron regales Nancy with the tale of how she lost her arm when she was just a young girl to her beloved pet monkey. With the damaged Vickie back in their cell, Junie sings her a song of revenge.
Holy Moly That Aint Sanitary
4. Holy Moly That Aint Sanitary
March 4, 2015
Vickie rescues Junie from Jeanine's advances in the laundry room, and Jeanine vows revenge. In the wake of the bloody fight, Junie confesses her love and seduces Vickie.
She More Reprobatey
3. She More Reprobatey
March 5, 2015
When Vickie comes to trade some prison hooch, Jeanine reveals she has plans for Junie. On the yard, Lois shows up in a panic with some story about Peggy giving birth to a dozen furry babies.
Wardrobe Full of Tight Sweaters
2. Wardrobe Full of Tight Sweaters
March 5, 2015
Vickie shows Junie the ropes, and introduces a few inmates: cheery thief Peggy, pill-popping Lois, mute cannibal Barbara, and the Alpha female of the cellblock: ax-murderer/ Beauty Queen Jeanine.
Ain't Even Got a Mustache
1. Ain't Even Got a Mustache
March 5, 2015
Swell gal Junie Butler is sent up river to Marquetta State Prison, landing in the clutches of the hook-handed Matron and her side-kick, prison guard Nancy. Junie impresses her cellmate Vickie with her ukulele song about how she was double crossed.
  • Premiere Date
    March 5, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (62)