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"Orange is the new black" (Netflix orig)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scottjf8, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Jul 11, 2013 #1 of 199
    scottjf8

    scottjf8 Dada and Kaya.

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    New show on Netflix, produced by Jenji Kohan (of weeds fame) about a woman in prison. Sounds interesting, and we were huge Weeds fans.

    S1 in full on Netflix, just started E01. Anyone else watching?
     
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    JohnB1000

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    Tonight. It's got solid reviews.
     
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    jones07

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    I will stay around for a few more episodes.

    But I am a sucker for women in prison movies :D
     
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    JohnB1000

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    Holy hell that's Captain Janeway.
     
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    dthmj

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    That's who that is! Wow.

    I watched the first two episodes last night. I thought the first episode was a little heavy on the nudity/sex (I know not everyone here thinks that's a bad thing) - but the second episode settled down on that - and I'm really enjoying the series.

    So - how do we discuss shows where the whole season is available? Can spoilers be in here? Or do we need a new thread for each episode?

    I have a question about the basic plot...
     
  6. Jul 12, 2013 #6 of 199
    aadam101

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    I'm definitely going to watch. They picked it up for a second season. I LOVE this new way of doing business. I don't have to live in fear that my favorite show will be cancelled.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2013 #7 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    Can we assume this as a spoiler thread. I if Scott is OK with it then he could email a mod to change the title.

    I am really enjoying it also. It seems very real somehow. I'm not super happy with the timeline switches but it was much more clear in Episode 2.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2013 #8 of 199
    dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    I don't know about spoilers... What if I've only seen episode 2, and someone has seen the whole thing and posts something about the last episode... If we all stay away until we've seen the whole season, then this thread is going to get quiet fast.

    How was House of Cards handled? Did everyone just wait until they finished the season to start talking about it?
     
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    JohnB1000

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    Even the popular Netflix series have failed to successfully handle single episode threads. But I agree it's kind of a mess. I don't have a solution but also hate not being able to refer to specifics.
     
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    gossamer88

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    Since this is not a weekly show I would consider this thread for the whole season. I also feel it should include spoilers.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2013 #11 of 199
    scottjf8

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    How about using spoiler tags and say what episode it is, for example

    Episode 3 spoiler
    The girl peeing on the floor at the end was awesome!
     
  12. Jul 13, 2013 #12 of 199
    supasta

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    I saw this thread yesterday and thought, "I'll take a look."
    I had to stay up for work the next day (tonight) anyway.
    Watched 3 episodes last night and 3 more this morning. Really enjoying it so far.

    "You are a misssed opportunity for a cradle death. How did you survive infancy?"
     
  13. Jul 13, 2013 #13 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    I'm up to episode 4 but I have a question about episode 2

    why is Red in prison? I don't think we sweetheart she did like we have with the others.
     
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    MScottC

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    Not sure of the exact charges, but she assaulted a wife of a Russian mobster. When her husband and she were told to make good on $60k in damages to the wife's implants, Red's husband eventually "made good" by allowing what looked like perhaps dead body parts to be stored in their walk-in freezer. I would have to assume that Red and her husband were eventually caught with the body.
     
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    sgsmith

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    I don't think we've seen why she's in prison, or the real time line. Flashbacks can be confusing.

    Jodie Foster directed ep 3.
     
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    KenDC

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    I have seen the first 3 episodes and have enjoyed it. Interesting that two members of the American Pie franchise made it into this. A little hooky in parts but I'm in.
     
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    JohnB1000

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    It's odd that they didn't show her actual crime. They did all the others.
     
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    aadam101

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    I feel like this is the missing three years of Weeds when Nancy was in jail.
     
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    Hank

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    Can someone explain how "voluntary surrender" works? Did she skip bail and turn herself in? I don't quite get how that works. It seems like they were expecting her to show up.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2013 #20 of 199
    scottjf8

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    I think when you are convicted of a "minor" crime you have a report date to show up. Paging Regbarc
     

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