8.5
854 votes
Locked Up

Locked Up

FOX España 2015

The plot follows the story of Macarena, a young girl confined in a women's prison. Macarena's life is turned upside down when she is convicted and sent to prison. The fragile and innocent young woman must adapt to harsh prison world where the important thing is to survive. The struggle for survival depends on coexistence between inmates, characterised by alliances, betrayals and vendettas. Macarena soon discovers that too many people in jail are on the trail of 9 million euros stolen from a van.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Locked Up

Locked Up - S3E7

#1 - We were girls

7.25

Season 3 - Episode 7

Per an Easter tradition, a Cruz del Norte inmate is selected to be pardoned. With Altagracia's help, Zulema negotiates a deal with Hong Fang.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Locked Up from 112 votes.

Locked Up - S3E5

#2 - Someone who doesn't give a shit about you

7.38

Season 3 - Episode 5

Mercedes's daughter goes missing. Altagracia's investigation of the cash found in Unai's locker puts a target on her back. Tere again faces temptation.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Locked Up from 120 votes.

Locked Up - S3E4

#3 - The flag on the wall

7.46

Season 3 - Episode 4

Zulema learns about the Chinese gang's escape plan and drug-smuggling method, and takes steps to hijack both. Sole seeks to avenge her husband's murder.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Locked Up from 120 votes.

Locked Up - S4E5

#4 - Betrayal

7.46

Season 4 - Episode 5

An inmate says a difficult goodbye. The choir performs at a retirement home, where some of the singers use the opportunity to stock up on drugs.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Locked Up from 96 votes.

Locked Up - S3E6

#5 - Six months is a long time

7.47

Season 3 - Episode 6

A smuggling malfunction causes chaos in the henhouse. Mercedes learns who was actually behind her daughter's disappearance. Rojas shares her bad news.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Locked Up from 115 votes.

Locked Up - S3E2

#6 - Very easy or very difficult

7.51

Season 3 - Episode 2

The Chinese gang gives Mercedes a mission. Fabio pays Macarena a visit. Altagracia executes an illicit plan to find out who killed her colleague.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Locked Up from 125 votes.

Locked Up - S2E9

#7 - Getting Your Fingers Burned

7.51

Season 2 - Episode 9

Zulema contrives to destroy Susana's loyalty to her husband. Sole and Fernando have their conjugal visit. In Morocco, Román searches for the money.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Locked Up from 117 votes.

Locked Up - S2E10

#8 - Sins and Confusions

7.52

Season 2 - Episode 10

Rizos proposes a sexy fundraiser for Macarena's legal defense. Palacios makes a confession to Fabio. Zulema goes to extremes to get out of solitary.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Locked Up from 111 votes.

Locked Up - S3E3

#9 - One grain of rice

7.57

Season 3 - Episode 3

Altagracia learns an upsetting truth about Unai. Saray receives shocking news from her mother. The Chinese gang spots Anabel stealing their drug trade.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Locked Up from 122 votes.

Locked Up - S2E8

#10 - Life Goes On

7.59

Season 2 - Episode 8

Susana tells Helena she had a daughter. Sandoval shares a suspicion with Miranda about her husband. Fernando surprises Sole with a request.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Locked Up from 122 votes.

Locked Up - S2E12
#11 - Banana and Lemon
7.60
Season 2 - Episode 12

Sole is scared off by the hope Fernando offers her. A judge hears Zulema's request for a deal. Fabio makes a change in plans that stuns Macarena.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Locked Up from 120 votes.

Locked Up - S2E5
#12 - In the line of fire I
7.63
Season 2 - Episode 5

Under the guise of a conjugal visit, Zulema shares a secret plan with Román that will benefit them both. In solitary, Saray falls prey to Sandoval.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Locked Up from 128 votes.

Locked Up - S1E3
#13 - Everything Happens for a Reason
7.66
Season 1 - Episode 3

Macarena races against a deadline to pay back her growing debt to Anabel. The SIM card goes missing and changes hands multiple times.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Locked Up from 167 votes.

Locked Up - S2E2
#14 - Home Sweet Home
7.66
Season 2 - Episode 2

Sandoval's wife gets a shock. Karim forces Zulema's lawyer to give him a lead on the Egyptian. Castillo's search of the Ferreiro home turns harrowing.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Locked Up from 151 votes.

Locked Up - S1E2
#15 - Sewing Tinkerbell
7.66
Season 1 - Episode 2

Sole suffers a health crisis, and Macarena scrambles to find a way to warn her parents that they're in imminent danger.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Locked Up from 190 votes.

Locked Up - S3E8
#16 - What we know about monsters
7.66
Season 3 - Episode 8

Altagracia sets out to avenge Unai's murder. Zulema decides to fulfill her promise to Saray. Mercedes gets caught in a showdown between sibling rivals.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Locked Up from 113 votes.

Locked Up - S2E3
#17 - The Little Hen
7.68
Season 2 - Episode 3

Castillo turns against Leopoldo and breaks his promises to help Macarena. The police are assigned a new case involving a missing teen girl.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Locked Up from 139 votes.

Locked Up - S4E6
#18 - Bad Person
7.68
Season 4 - Episode 6

Sad news leads Tere to a happy reunion. Sandoval finally succeeds in awakening Zulema's maternal instinct and uses it as a weapon against her.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Locked Up from 98 votes.

Locked Up - S1E1
#19 - Dead Mosquito
7.69
Season 1 - Episode 1

Macarena’s life is shattered when she’s sentenced to seven years in prison for fiscal crimes, a fact she struggles to hide from her parents.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Locked Up from 217 votes.

Locked Up - S2E4
#20 - A Body in the Trunk
7.70
Season 2 - Episode 4

Macarena goes to great lengths to email Karim. Sole tracks down the family of the heart donor. Saray and Macarena learn what Valbuena did to Rizos.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Locked Up from 138 votes.

Last updated: jan 11, 2021

Comments

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Prejuzgué y pensé que era una copia de OITNB. La serie es excelente! Altamente recomendable!

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Much, but much better than OITNB! Great acting, great plot. Go for it without hesitation.

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In the first season of 11 episodes instead of 16

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Such a great show. I was a little unhappy with how when they moved prisons between the second and third season they completely dropped some of the characters with no further mention (including the main character, who had a quite frankly ridiculous return towards the end of the show, which I don't think is really a spoiler as it was quite apparent it was going to happen). But overall it didn't really ruin the latter half for me. People need to stop comparing this to Orange is the New Black as that was intended to be more lighthearted and comedic. A more obvious comparison would be to Wentworth which I will say is a bit more cohesive and takes the necessary time to build its characters. For example, in both these shows, a character struggles with Alzheimer's. Despite being a monumental event in both shows, it is only mentioned in this one over the course of a few episodes whereas it lasts nearly two seasons in Wentworth and we really feel the disease's progression as it becomes a major plot point and starts having an effect on all the afflicted character's friends. What this show lacks in fleshing out its characters though it makes up for in action. Having a parallel arc taking place outside the prison was a refreshing break from some of the lesbian drama that got a little old at times.

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I absolutely binge watched this show now I'm ready to watch season 3&4 and can't find them here :/ my Spanish is a bit Rusty so I watched with subtitles then drove my kids nuts speaking to them in Spanish haha

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I guess it's not cancelled anymore because Netflix just released Season 5

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Why don’t have the 5th season??? The 5th season is separate: https://trakt.tv/shows/locked-up-the-oasis

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The first two seasons were really really good. 9/10 for the first one and a solid 8 for the second. The problem with these shows is that they start with a simple premise - this one's being that Maca has been wrongfully imprisoned - that could easily be a movie, a very good movie, but a movie nonetheless. The first season explodes and the network wants to make more money so they come up with these weird plot lines that are sometimes really interesting which usually works for one season - if they're really good maybe two - and then the show starts to unravel. There are so many loose ends that they have to close during such a short period of time that they end up destroying the entire show. That is exactly what happened here. The first season was really good so they made a second one. The second was equally as good but they had to do a lot to keep it interesting - both Maca's parents were killed, there's a completely new subplot about a missing girl etc. Doing this is very hard to maintain and the original show's creators new this and therefore wanted to stop after the second season so, it was cancelled. Then greedy Netflix bought the show and completely ran it into the ground as they have a habit of doing. The subsequent season was just so jarring. That's the only way to put it. Because there had been such a long hiatus after the show was cancelled and picked back up, many of the characters had drastically changed - the most notable being the massive weight loss of María Isabel Días (Sole). Many of the characters were not available due to other roles they had been cast as - the most notable being Maggie Civantos (Maca) being cast on Las Chicas del Cable. This meant that their storylines just abruptly ended. Like imagine the main character of a tv show not actually appearing in it at all in the last two seasons bar a handful of episodes. So many subplots were just stopped because the actors were busy doing other things. And on top of all of this, the set had been dismantled so instead of trying to rebuild it they just moved all the main characters to a new prison because of overcrowding? And then as more and more characters from the first two seasons became available to work again they were slowly introduced back? It just made no sense. If you overlook this (which it's very hard to sometimes) the third season wasn't _that_ bad. The fourth season was just abysmal though. There were so so so many plot holes. They had so much to wrap up that they just ended up killing like 5 people an episode. None of the character arcs finished off well. The ending made absolutely no sense too. After somehow taking over the prison, none of their sentences get increased and they're all out within twelve years COMPLETELY different to who they were in prison and all doing well for themselves? That's not how society reintegration works. They made no effort to age any of them. Saray wouldn't just be able to take her kid back from her adopted parents because she signed her over. That's not how adoption works. Tere - after surrendering to drugs and saying she'll never be over them - is somehow expected to have mothered 2 children at her age and never touched drugs again LIVING with her druggy ex-boyfriend. And there's so much more. Zulema has a daughter for about 2 episodes? I can't even talk about that. They didn't know how to end it so they just made up fairytales for all of them in the last minute of the show. Really really really disappointing. ALSO - I'm not sure if this was low production or just laziness but all the extras in the last season were awful. And EVERY SINGLE time there's a courtyard scene in the last season they use the EXACT same background audio because you can hear the very loud and distinct ".... CREO QUE ....." in the background. every. single. time. It's just so so so so so so bad. If there's anything to take away from this review it's **stop watching this show after the second season**. Nothing happens and you'll only get annoyed at the writing.

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This should be 75 min per episode

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I absolutely binge watched this show now I'm ready to watch season 3&4 and can't find them here :/ my Spanish is a bit Rusty so I watched with subtitles then drove my kids nuts speaking to them in Spanish haha

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