Skip to content

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment Review – Netflix’s Shocking Reality Series Lands Perfectly

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment

Right now, one of the most unique reality shows on Netflix has to be Unlocked: A Jail Experiment. We have seen all sorts of reality shows on Netflix, from dating shows to real estate dramas, to even golf dramas, there’s been something for all categories that one can think about. But now, Netflix has come up with a reality show of sorts that involves a jail, with actual inmates who have committed some serious crimes that have landed them in this situation.

One Sheriff is all it takes to change the lives of several people who thought that 23 hours out of 24 would be spent in their prison cell because of the severe understaffing crisis in American prisons. Unlocked: A Jail Experiment is unique, refreshing, and almost shocking! Keep reading our review to decide whether you want to stream it or skip it.

One of a Kind Reality Show

When you think about reality TV, you immediately think about drama and Unlocked: A Jail Experiment has a lot of drama, just now the kind you are used to or might expect from a series. From the first, until the last episode Unlocked: A Jail Experiment kept the perfect pace going, giving the viewers something new to look forward to, especially because we did not know what to expect from a concept like this.

With the doors open, the prisoners were forced to communicate more, spend more time around each other, and hopefully build a community that eventually helps them when they’re in prison, and outside of it.

One of a Kind Reality Show
Credit: Netflix

The flow of Unlocked: A Jail Experiment as a reality series felt familiar. All the prisoners were introduced in the coolest way possible, there were several interviews with each of them, which helped the viewers get a greater insight into their personalities and life and not their crimes.

For a second, while watching Unlocked: A Jail Experiment, you will simply forget that these people have previously committed crimes for which they are serving a sentence. This was unlike any other reality series on Netflix, and the closest you can get to this is Orange is the New Black, which was fictional but inspired by true events.

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment has changed the lives of many people and you can see glimpses of that in this reality series, where there is a sense of community, which often clashes with some huge fights that almost knocks you back into the reality of it all.

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment Review
Credit: Netflix

The first and last episodes focus on the skeleton of the experiment, the begining and end, and it is almost bittersweet because you know they’re getting another chance to be out of their cells, but you won’t be able to see that progress beyond 8 episodes on Netflix. But, could there be another season? only time will tell!

Also Read: The Hijacking of Flight 601 Review: Netflix’s Latest Spanish Series Could Have Been a Movie


If you’re looking for a unique watch, then Unlocked: A Jail Experiment is the way to go, because it doesn’t get more unique than this. We highly recommend watching Unlocked: A Jail Experiment, which is now streaming on Netflix.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *