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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 13, 2013 #21 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    They were very clear that they were NOT expecting her.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2013 #22 of 199
    MScottC

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    My impression was that guard on duty didn't realize they were expecting her, but eventually found the paperwork. And yes, typically someone guilty of a minor non-violent crime that is sentenced to one of the low security prisons, and is also not to be believed to be a threat to society other than their already committed crime is often given a date to surrender themselves into prison. I believe Martha Stewart is a good example of this.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2013 #23 of 199
    RegBarc

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    I unfortunately haven't seen the show, so I am not sure of the context.

    But how it generally works with surrendering can fall into a couple of different categories. You can surrender to police because they have an arrest warrant out for you for a crime. You can surrender to police or sheriffs because you fail to report to Court for a hearing date (skipping bail).

    In the context of the show, it sounds like the person was sentenced to a prison sentence and given a date to surrender herself to custody. This is common in, for instance, weekend DUI sentences (where someone is ordered to serve three months in prison to be served on weekends only). It's also (more rarely) associated with people who get relatively lengthy sentences and are allowed to take care of affairs at home for a couple of weeks before reporting to prison (they surrender either there, or surrender in the Courtroom). The main character in 25th Hour (a great movie) is in that situation. Generally the person has to be not an immediate threat to himself or others, so it is more common for drug cases than those cases involving victims (but that is not how it works all the time).

    I've had people fail to surrender and it is nothing short of an unmitigated disaster for them. They face having the original sentence rescinded or revoked and a new, much more lengthy sentence imposed. Sometimes in absentia.

    I'll see what I can read about this episode to get a better context.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2013 #24 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    I assume that everyone has noticed that every time Piper is on the phone the lady on the other phone is the same crying person.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2013 #25 of 199
    Edmund

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    I'd watch anything with Lauren Lapkus in it.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2013 #26 of 199
    dthmj

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    Yes, I have noticed that.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2013 #27 of 199
    betts4

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    I just started watching this tonight. Enjoying it and very glad it's able to be watched all at once. I love binge watching.

    Loved when Piper told boyfriend not to watch Mad Men. He started watching it, then turn the picture frame down kept on watching. Men. Geesh.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2013 #28 of 199
    dthmj

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    I'm up to episode 8 now - really liking this show.

    This spoiler is show in general....

    I can't decide if Healy is a decent person or creepy.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2013 #29 of 199
    Turtleboy

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    I just finished the series. It was pretty good. I hope they make a second season.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2013 #30 of 199
    Turtleboy

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    Yael Stone's (Morello) accent is so bizarre that it's a little off putting.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2013 #31 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    I came here to post that in episode 8 phone lady was gone and right as the thread opened she was back.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2013 #32 of 199
    Zevida

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  13. Jul 14, 2013 #33 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    ?? While not common it's certainly an accent I've heard plenty of times before.

    EP8 Comment
    The Michael Jackson dancing was really funny

    Piper at times looks like a typical WASP, at times like a young girl, sometimes hot, sometimes not. It's pretty well done overall.

    Laura Prepon looks way older than she really is to me. Probably those harsh eyelashes.

    Since Netflix has flexibility I wonder why the make 13 episodes series that are 45-60 minute each.

    Oh and I really like the theme song.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2013 #34 of 199
    john4200

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    It is a thick New York accent. Been around for a long time. Listen to Marisa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny", for example.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2013 #35 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    I thought that's what it was but being a Brit wasn't willing to commit :)
     
  16. Jul 14, 2013 #36 of 199
    dthmj

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    I like the theme song, but when watching several episodes at once, I don't like watching the opening every time.

    I think I'm up to episode 10 or so??? And after episode 8, I think I figured out how I feel about Healy :)
     
  17. Jul 15, 2013 #37 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    I'm at 9 but regarding Healy.

    I don't think your earlier analysis was correct, I think he was a good guy but something happened regarding the Newspaper story or his wife that changed his outlook
     
  18. Jul 15, 2013 #38 of 199
    supasta

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    I agree. There was an obvious 180 in his actions and attitude, expecially toward Piper, but I never felt like the reason was really fleshed out.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2013 #39 of 199
    zordude

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    I'm pretty sure the reason was "lesbians"
     
  20. Jul 15, 2013 #40 of 199
    danielhart

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    sup scott? how u doin man?

    love this show imo - definitely a fun watch
     

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