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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. Aug 2, 2013 #121 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    Just read a short article in EW and it made me realize something that is totally obvious but I overlooked.

    There are relatively few shows that star women, even fewer with predominantly female casts. But this show is almost all women and has all kinds of women, transgender, gay, straight, black, white, young, old, thin, fatter yet somehow almost none of them are cliche's and all have a depth (all except Piper I would argue :))

    Interestingly the actress who played Taystee went to Julliard.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2013 #122 of 199
    Marc

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    I'm very impressed by Uzo Aduba, the actress who played "Crazy Eyes".
     
  3. Aug 3, 2013 #123 of 199
    sharkster

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    I just finished last night. Wow, interesting (but not that surprising really) ending.

    Glad it was Pennsatucky who went down. Not just because I didn't want the main character getting the knife, but because I hated the Pennsatucky character so much.

    I, too, wanted to see more by the time it ended. Looking forward to how that comes out!

    I really like Red. Couldn't stand that creepy little Pennsatucky. yick! Loved how they did backstories, spread out over the season, of different characters.

    Mendez = uber-creepy. Well played.

    Looking forward to S02. Hope it's not a year wait.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2013 #124 of 199
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I didn't place him at all while watching this, but he's the same actor who played Nick Sobotka on The Wire:

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  5. Aug 5, 2013 #125 of 199
    ElJay

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    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. The cast was great. I know a couple of good people who work in a prison, and based on what they've said about the people who generally work there, the portrayal here of the guards and administration (as bumbling ****ing idiots) was spot on. The only terrible thing about the show was the absolutely dreadful title sequence; both the images and the song-- ugh! At least it was easy to skip.

    The character Healy did give me a bit of whiplash.
    I mean the "unrequited love" angle that has been mentioned in this thread makes sense-- but to the point of letting her get murdered? That's rather insane.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2013 #126 of 199
    doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title

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    I'm surprised there hasn't been more complaints about the title sequence--yeah, it sucks. I skip it every time--the images just don't work and the music is jarring.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2013 #127 of 199
    danterner

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    I never grew to like the title sequence as a whole, but the title song did grow on me. I went from hating it to actually liking it.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2013 #128 of 199
    mooseAndSquirrel

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    Yeah, I like Regina Spektor.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2013 #129 of 199
    markz

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    Connersville...
    I started the book the other day after watching season 1. I am enjoying the book, although it is different than the show.

    Without giving anything away... It is actually quite different than the show. Some of the names are different but you can still tell who some of them are. Other's the names are the same, but things from the show haven't happened, and vice versa.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2013 #130 of 199
    MzLoretta

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    I'll give the series a try and report back. Good review so far .... and I won't read the spoilers, or spoil my review.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2013 #131 of 199
    dthmj

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    I liked the opening music - but didn't really care for the scenes.

    But I also love Regina Spektor.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2013 #132 of 199
    GoPackGo

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    Was Mendez thinking of Marty Feldman?

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  13. Aug 5, 2013 #133 of 199
    Hank

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    I also hate the title sequence. Watching on AppleTV, I automatically skip to 1:20 to start the program.

    The closing song for one of the episodes is a harsh rap song called: "I DON'T GIVE A F**K" which my g/f is absolutely obsessed with!
     
  14. Aug 6, 2013 #134 of 199
    JohnB1000

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    I watched and listened to every opening sequence. Loved the song and couldn't tell you the first thing about the images.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2013 #135 of 199
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I don't have AppleTV, but I do just hit the FF till I see the wall again.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2013 #136 of 199
    brettatk

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    The first couple of episodes I didn't have any problem Fast Forwarding on my Tivo to skip the intro. After that I was unable to Fast Forward any longer. The song actually started to grow on me.

    I finished up the first season last night. I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to season 2! Which I guess will not be available until next Summer?
     
  17. Aug 7, 2013 #137 of 199
    Robin

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    I'll say it again: I really hate full season threads. I hate them for regular shows, but at least there you can read up to the air date. For shows like this (and house of cards) it completely ruins the discussion for me.

    I waited until I finished to come into the thread (despite being told spoiler tags were in use) and I'm glad I did. It would have been impossible to follow.

    But that means it's been a couple of weeks since I started (some of us have lives and families and can't just devote a weekend to it) so I've forgotten most of what I wanted to discuss and what episode it happened in.

    A few notes:

    Wow. I started out a huge fan of the guard/inmate affair. They were both so smitten and adorable together. That changed quick. He really couldn't see what she sacrificed to try to protect him? What a jackass. There is no way the baby would go to Mendez. They said it a hundred times: having sex with an inmate makes him a sex offender! The baby would go to one of her relatives. If there are any who aren't incarcerated, that is.

    He pulled it together some at the end. Can't wait to see where that goes next season.

    Healy confused me at first, but I agree: he saw Chapman as "better", "different", "like me" and that all shattered when he learned she was "just like the rest of them".

    Crazy Eyes asking why they called her that was heartbreaking. And how about her with her parents?!

    I really really hate Tiffany. So much so that I am fully in Chapman's corner. Looking at her teeth is painful. What is it they say? There's no zealot like a convert?

    I can't decide how I feel about Larry. He's been incredibly selfish and naive exploiting Piper's incarceration for his professional gain. But he's also been caught completely off guard by all of this. He's trying, he just screws up a lot.

    Mendez in love is a riot.

    Tasty's quick turnaround is heartbreaking. So screwed up. And the speech her friend gave her? Damn.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2013 #138 of 199
    midas

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    I really liked that character. I really liked how bat s**t crazy she was. Of course I liked crazy eyes too until she became a sympathetic character. I guess I just like crazy.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2013 #139 of 199
    Azlen

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    The biggest problem with the way Netflix releases their shows is that it makes it incredibly difficult to talk with someone about the show unless you are watching at the same time. Whether it is online, at the workplace or at a social gathering, everybody who is watching the show is at a different place and it limits conversation about the show. You would think that could have a limiting effect on the size of the audience but Netflix isn't releasing any viewership numbers so it's tough to truly know. I think they would do better by spacing out the release dates on the episodes a bit but they seem to think it's successful, so I doubt we'll see a change but who knows.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2013 #140 of 199
    john4200

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    I think the best solution for something like this is to create spoiler threads for several episodes at a time, say 4 or 5 episodes.

    Single episode threads are probably not the best choice, since many people watch several episodes in a sitting and it becomes difficult to remember what happened in each episode so as to post in the right thread.

    But a full season thread also has problems, as already mentioned in this thread.

    For a 13-episode season like this, we could start 3 different spoiler threads, say episodes 1-5, 6-9, 10-13. Or maybe overlap them to help with not remembering exactly which episode something occurred: 1-5, 5-9, 9-13
     

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