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Old September 20 2013, 03:55 AM   #430
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Re: Kate Mulgrew - Orange is the New black

Even Kate couldn't entice me to watch "Mercy" after the first 2 or 3 eps.

I think Schilling is "perfectly" cast, because I don't think we're "supposed" to fall for Piper.

At the start of my reviews... IIRC I often said I didn't like Piper, and if I met her in real life I would either avoid her or actively disrespect her for the way she treated life and Larry.

Piper carries/embodies many of the "cardinal" sins of modern upper middle class white America (materialism, pride, arrogance, blindness to the less fortunate) in the same yet less illegal way that Alex carries the more "mortal" sins of white America (self-indulgence, loss of empathy , loss of drive for anything not "me" oriented)

I can't get over the way Alex put the LOVE of her life in danger when she carried that drug money to Brussels. In "danger" from her own employers had Piper "bailed" when the bag was delayed at the airport. When Alex laughed and told Piper their employers WOULD HAVE KILLED HER had Piper cut and run... Piper's face simply fell and I'm sure her heart stopped for several seconds.

Both of these women are quite damaged in their own way, by circumstances within AND beyond their control. I'm pleased that neither have been "miraculously cured" after the first 3-4 months of prison life.

After all... this isn't a Star Trek episode.

Taylor's sound bites...


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