Saturday, May 24, 2014

"Orange Is The New Black"


Now that Season One is out on DVD, I'm bingeing on "Orange Is The New Black."  It's a wonderfully-written show about women in prison.  I like how the show explores lives of disadvantaged women (of color, transgender, etc.) to a depth never seen before on TV. 

The show was created by the woman behind "Weeds" and is based on the true story of Piper Kerman, a privileged white woman sent to prison a decade ago for a drug crime.

The show has a transgender character played by a transgender actress.  That's a story-line uncommon in popular entertainment.

Have you seen the show?  If not, you should.

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE Orange is the New Black! I can't wait for season 2! I watched season 1 in about a weekend. Yeah, binge-worthy for sure.

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  2. Sounds like a cool concept for a show - finally TV is getting a bit more tolerant!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  3. I always flick past that one .. looks like maybe I should stop next time I'm chanel surfing. Ta Ally

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  4. I LOVE that show and Sophia is a really great character! I love how her story line is developed, how it both shows that she's happier living as a woman, but that like everyone else, she still faces difficulties with her transition, like her relationship with her son and discrimination when her hormone medication is reduced. There's such a broad range of characters on that show, and I love how everyone is both flawed and sympathetic at the same time.

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    1. Yes, the characters have depth and dimension. They're presented as real people, with good and bad traits.

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  5. I haven't heard of that show however it sounds amazing. Will have to look out for it on my side of the world.

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  6. LOVE the show. Nice seeing some woman's roles with depth and range--complex characters. Can't wait for the next season.

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  7. I have heard so much about this programme, I just haven't had time to watch it yet. It does sound really interesting!

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  8. No, I haven't, but I'd like to. What station is it on?

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    1. Netflix. They created the show and have exclusive rights to it.

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  9. I have not! But it sounds like a great show. Sadly, I've been falling asleep almost immediately most nights. One of these days I'll get the chance to sit down and marathon some television.

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  10. Netflix! Maybe now I will sign up for that...

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    1. It's worth it. This show is special.

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  11. I think I told you on Twitter I am so hooked on this show! Cannot wait for season two in just another week!!

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  12. Love love love it! Can't wait for the next season on Netflix. Laverne is one of my favorite characters on the show, and I really love how they portray Piper's bisexuality. I about died when she said something along the lines of how she's just attracted to hot people.

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  13. I bingewatched it too via Netflix, about a month ago. I am waiting for the second season and read somewhere that it should be out soon.

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  14. I haven't. Sounds intriguing. I just binged on Downton Abbey. Gotta love instant videos on Amazon Prime. 😄

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  15. We are addicted to this show too! Although we haven't quite made it through the first season yet. The writing is so clever, and even though there are sad or emotionally deep things too (sometimes disturbing), it's laugh-out-loud funny. We love Crazy Eyes and send each other texts "from" her. You're right that they really present the characters as both flawed and good-hearted. It's very interesting psychologically. And I adore the transgender character.

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  16. LOVE it and cannot wait for the new season this weekend!!

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