Orange is the new Black (Netflix)

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  1. mattCR

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    Original series by the team that brought out Weeds. I'm surprised by how good this is. Just picked through the first two episodes, great start.
     
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    My wife and I have been marathoning this show (we're in the middle of episode 8) and if you liked Weeds, it has a similar sensibility and wit about it. I really like how the show takes its time to introduce its sprawling cast via flashbacks, which sometimes dramatize how they ended up in prison and sometimes illuminate the motivations and personalities of the cast.

    It's still one of those "Nice White Lady" shows, but the pacing is very nice and there's never a dull moment. The 52-60 minute runtime gives it a lot of room to breathe and develop. The entire cast is great, although I'm on the fence about Kate Mulgrew's Russian accent. Not sure if she did it for the role or not, but Capt Janeway is quite beefy here. I almost didn't recognize her at first. Weeds fans will recognize Jack Stehlin, who's one of the best things about the show.
     
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    Yeah I am up to episode five, and there are some good and some cringe in a good way jokes.
     
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    Just finished a marathon and finished season one. Really enjoyed this a lot. Truly unique. A mx of Oz and comedy. Truly unique.
     
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    It started off good, but man, it finished like Secretariat. It's just sooo good -- the characters are uniformly excellent, the performances are top notch, and while it helped that they got Jenji Cohan, it's shocking that this first wave of Netflix original series is as stellar as it is. Easily a top ten show. Can't wait for the second season.
     
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    I thought the finale was excellent and plausible way to setup an extended series if they wantSent from my Nokia 920 using Tapatalk
     
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    Watched the entire season in big chunks over three days. Followed by The Fall, then Hit & Miss.
     
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    I haven't finished the season yet, getting close though. I'm definitely really enjoying it, but the title sequence is so obnoxious and goes on way too long.

    I watched it once and have had to skip ahead every time since.
     
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    Finally finished the season. I liked "House of Cards" more than this show, which I found to be just okay. But I did like the season 1 ending scene, that just needed to be done.
     
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    Just caught the first two episodes on DVD. Almost tempted to get my free month of Netflix renewal going to check out the rest!
     
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    Finished watching the second season this past weekend. Look forward to the next installment.
     
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    Just curious: are shows like this eligible for Emmys?
     
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    About to finish season one. . .this show is surprisingly entertaining! It reminds me of Dexter in the way its focus is less on plot lines than on observing wacky characters' wacky interactions. :)
     
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    I absolutely loved this show. It actually was the reason I subscribed to Netflix after a several year break. Can't wait for season three on June 13th!
     
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    Way to be about it Eric!!! Yes, this is one of my all-time favorite shows already!!!! Not only do I already have S1 on BD, but I will be picking up S2 for me and my mother on May 19th!!!!


    And as fo rS3...that rolls right on into my birthday weekend!!!! How approbational is that!!!???? :) :wub: :banana:
     

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