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Orange is the new Black (Netflix)


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted July 11 2013 - 08:32 PM

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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Posted July 15 2013 - 05:21 AM

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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Posted July 15 2013 - 07:33 AM

Yeah I am up to episode five, and there are some good and some cringe in a good way jokes.

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Posted July 21 2013 - 04:49 PM

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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Posted July 22 2013 - 07:13 AM

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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Posted July 22 2013 - 07:38 AM

I thought the finale was excellent and plausible way to setup an extended series if they want

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Posted July 22 2013 - 08:36 AM

Watched the entire season in big chunks over three days.  Followed by The Fall, then Hit & Miss.



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Posted August 07 2013 - 06:04 PM

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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Posted August 18 2013 - 04:37 PM

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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Posted August 20 2014 - 01:58 PM

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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Posted August 21 2014 - 10:16 AM

Finished watching the second season this past weekend.  Look forward to the next installment.



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Posted August 21 2014 - 12:25 PM

Just curious:  are shows like this eligible for Emmys?






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