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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scottjf8, Jul 11, 2013.
Kate Mulgrew is awesome in this. Just started episode 3
Going home after a really really long day at work to watch the final two episodes. I think it is pizza night.
Wow. what a great show, great acting and can't wait for season two.
Also watching the last two this evening. I've generally found Mulgrew to be the weakest, mainly due to her fake accent I think.
I just watched the first 3 episodes Wednesday night and I am hooked! I like a few of the characters. Many of them seem to be decent people even though they are felons.
When I heard Laura Prepon was in it, I was hoping for some Hot Donna nudity, but so far no good.
Last episode of the season spoilers below.
How do you guys think season 2 will play out? I was thinking about it last night, does Piper kill the meth head? Maybe, maybe not. Does Piper get sent to a different prison? Does she just get a few years added on? It may have been better if they had gotten married then this happened, then she had a few more years added on.
My thoughts -
I just watched this last episode last night. How can they play it out? She leave the meth head jesus lover there in the snow and only her and Healey will know that it was her. He would be able to hold that over her for the whole next season.
Of course there wouldn't have been so much drama, but Larry and Piper maybe should have gotten married. Even before her going in. I think he would be more understanding of her if he was able to get some conjugal visits. And she would have been happier and less needing of Alex (someone to touch her). I think Larry was a dick for revealing all those 'stories' on the radio. They should have had a rule - what happens in prison, stays in prison.
The whole thing with the prison guards (or guards) and the hispanic girl is an interesting story line. What a mess.
This has been a great season and I think they did a good job of slowly getting us to care about the various inmates and their side stories.
My thoughts on the season overall
Overall I really wish I had not read the "cliffhanger" spoiler above, I spent the whole of the last episode trying to figure it out but ultimately I wouldn't even call that a cliffhanger, the show could have ended right now and been a catalog of someone's slide into despair.
What I think was best about the show was that in the first few episodes a lot of characters seemed liked cliches but almost all of them turned out to not be what you expect. Ultimately the most cliched and uninteresting character was Piper, though that's often the case in shows with a main central character and lots of peripheral one's. I'd like to have seen and learned more about characters like Crazy Eye's and various others.
The only flaws for me were (1) Why use Kate Mulgrew as a Russian character, hire a Russian maybe ? (2) I thought Healy was really weak and inconsistent (as a character), at first he seemed nice and interesting but then became one dimensional and inconsistent right down to ignoring a potential murder, all because he has a "Lesbian Agenda".
It's a remarkable show that has left me at the perfect point of satisfaction, I am not depressed it's over (like GOT), I am not desperate to see more and wishing I hadn't binged, I am just satisfied and looking forward to the next season.
About Healy and his 'agenda'.
What the heck?? he doesn't seem to act like he does to Piper to all the other lesbians in the prison. I wonder if it's because he sees her as 'different'. WASP not 'hood.
Seems more likely to me he's a badly written character. I can accept him as his now but the change was so sudden. I suspect it's to do with the way she got one up on him so often. I think his wife is supposed to point to his motivations but it seems irrelevant.
Just started watching. Captain Janeway, Donna from That 70's Show, and Dagny Taggert. Not to mention the Pie dude. Weird.
Cast spoiler for season 2
Taryn Manning (Christian meth head) has been bumped up to series regular.
No mention of Mrs Eminem ??
Well, I finished "binge watching" the whole thing yesterday (second of a two day binge), and I thought it was very well done for the most part. I agree that Healy seems to have gone through some changes, but I think there are a bunch of factors there (his deteriorating relationship with his "wife", Chapman's whole situation etc). Also, I'm pretty sure he REALLY wants to get it on with Chapman, but knows it won't happen.
Season 2 will definitely be interesting.
No conjugal visits in federal prisons - I think this was covered in episode 1.
I don't get a chance to binge watch shows much anymore (dang kids) let alone adult shows...but I managed to watch all 13 eps over the past two days. Woot!!
Do we know when Piper turned herself in? I was trying to gauge backwards from the holidays but was too lazy to rewatch eps once the question came to me.
Basically, I was trying to figure out the timeline for the pregnancy. Didn't that girl come in at the same time as Piper? (Yeah, you'd think I'd be able to remember since I just saw it yesterday...) And time seems to go so slowly in each ep---I'm thinking how it feels like it could be weeks and then Piper would say "I haven't talked to Larry in a week." ANYWAY, if it wasn't that long, I was thinking the girl could have gotten pregnant beforehand...but obviously the timing was off because that would have been too easy.
I'm kinda sad that Piper has gone down the rabbit hole so quickly...but then, you do what you gotta do.
ETA spoiler tags. Sorry it was late and I was on my phone. And I'm one of those who thinks this thread should have spoilers. It's only 13 eps. Just finish watching before you read the thread. It's not like it's a Lost thread with 500 posts per ep in the first day.
Did we give up on the spoiler tagging?
I have watched a bunch this weekend. I think I am on episode 9 or 10. I fell asleep during one last night so I need to rewatch it. I knew I should not have tried to squeeze in one more episode since I was so tired.
This show is really good. It is hard to NOT want to watch one episode after another.
At 2 am last light, I had to make myself stop watching and go to bed.
OK. I want season 2 now. That was incredibly good.