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Old July 16 2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

Watched two episodes so far. Not the worst thing I've ever seen.
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Old July 16 2013, 06:54 PM   #17
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

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Only seen the first 2 eps, but really like it so far. And while I don't mind exploring the other characters, I really hope it doesn't stray TOO far from the central character, because it's her cluelessness and unfamiliarity with this world that I identify with the most.
It doesn't. Every episode is about her and her interactions with the "character of the week".
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Old July 16 2013, 09:05 PM   #18
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

I've watched the first 2 episodes as well and it had me laughing out loud many times. I like how they tell each characters story in flashbacks, like throwing bits and pieces of information into the storyline, just as much as the viewer needs to know for the moment.
And Kate is really impressive as Red. I'm looking forward to seeing her more although it will take some time getting used to seeing her with that red hair....so un-captain-janeway-like...lol
I also like Taylor Schilling. I've liked her in Mercy as well. Kate cracked me up in Mercy. Just hillarious!!!
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Old July 17 2013, 08:13 AM   #19
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

It's interesting. I've been hearing the whole laughing out loud thing in regards to this series, yet I haven't been. Maybe what I think is funny is different (And hey, it happened during the first season of Girls too, and now I think that show is shit) but I thought this was a drama, with a little comedy overtones thrown in.

For example, in the first episode we met Lorna, who I thought was awesome. The way she talked, the way she pretty much owned the place and Piper's reactions to her were spot on. 4 episodes in, she hasn't been in it that much and actually the last episode I watched, the best scenes were the quiet introspective scenes, like Nicky and Alex (Who stole the episode IMO) in the library.

I also am getting used to the format of seeing various prisoners backstories and how they relate to the present. People have compared this to Lost, yet I haven't seen lost so this is pretty much original to me. Good series so far, 4 episodes in.
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Old July 17 2013, 08:32 AM   #20
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

You haven't seen lost?

Do you like have a job, children or a life?

I finished episode 13 a couple hours ago.

I think Kevin Nealon is going to be the Warden.

Isn't the title a little jarring if only the fish from county wear orange?

OITNB is pale compared to weeds, but Taylor impressed me enough almost to go back and give Mercy another try... Which I still feel repulsed by 5 years later.
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Old July 17 2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

The only good thing about Mercy was Mulgrew as the mother. That's it. The rest of it was bullshit.

Finished OITNB. I think the title is the kind of thing people like Piper say to make light of trading their clothes, the ones they picked out themselves and paid for with real money from their real life for an orange jumpsuit. It's kind of symbolic because I bet Piper would look back after a week in there and think she was a total idiot saying that and not just because she's now in grey.
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Old July 17 2013, 02:04 PM   #22
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I finished episode 13 a couple hours ago.
As did I.



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I think Kevin Nealon is going to be the Warden.
I wonder why we haven't seen the warden yet. Is he so high up the chain that we can't see him? And speaking of Kevin Nealon, I thought about starting Weeds. Didn't get into it the first time. I may have another go.

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Isn't the title a little jarring if only the fish from county wear orange?
Definitely.

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I think the title is the kind of thing people like Piper say to make light of trading their clothes, the ones they picked out themselves and paid for with real money from their real life for an orange jumpsuit. It's kind of symbolic because I bet Piper would look back after a week in there and think she was a total idiot saying that and not just because she's now in grey.
That makes sense if you're willing to think about it.
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Old July 17 2013, 02:34 PM   #23
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I assumed that after a day of filming they said, "this orange looks shit on film, lets try khaki?" But by that point they were already stuck with the name, and couldn't quit it.

"Brown is the new Black"

America is not postracial enough to accept a title like about a skinny white lady.

The meek guard that gets choked, she was the unicorn virgin from "Hello Vodka, it's me Chelsea" which is that sitcom which Laura Prepon was doing last year based on Chelsea Handlar's book.

Casting for this totally feels like a dare at a party which got out of hand.
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Old July 17 2013, 02:58 PM   #24
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I've been hearing the whole laughing out loud thing in regards to this series, yet I haven't been. Maybe what I think is funny is different (And hey, it happened during the first season of Girls too, and now I think that show is shit) but I thought this was a drama, with a little comedy overtones thrown in.
A lot of that humor comes out through some of the characters. Caputo is mildly funny in a sleazy sort of way and Mendez acts like he's from a Cops parody or something.
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Old July 17 2013, 03:34 PM   #25
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Law enforcement attracts psychopaths with power issues.

Well, that's an extreme, most of the real head cases can't pass the psych evaluation, but just because they can't be the cops they want to be it only winds them tighter.

What draws most normal people to be cops is the speeding.

Imagine putting your foot down, so that you can cruise at 70 all day long, even through school zones.

You're aroused a little right?
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Old July 17 2013, 07:21 PM   #26
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I also am getting used to the format of seeing various prisoners backstories and how they relate to the present. People have compared this to Lost, yet I haven't seen lost so this is pretty much original to me. Good series so far, 4 episodes in.
I'm not a big fan of flashbacks. The ones in Lost were boring to me as I kept wanting them to end so we could get back to the the "real" world on the island. Lost flashbacks were one of several things that eventually caused me to bail on the show.

But the ones in Orange have all made sense and tell a coherrent story. I am most interested in seeing how Red ended up in prison and what crime she committed. Yeah, it's a comedy/drama. I think the show gets funnier as it goes along. The xmas episode was hysterical.

Watched the conclusion to the first season last night. Quite satisfying. I sure hope whoever posted that the show was picked up for season 2 is correct.
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Old July 17 2013, 07:41 PM   #27
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I guess Google is too difficult for the new generation...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3513746.html

http://www.tv.com/news/netflix-renew...-137239748372/

http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/netf...second-season/
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Old July 17 2013, 10:11 PM   #28
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

But even easier than Google; persnikety fellow posters. Thanks.
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Old July 17 2013, 10:30 PM   #29
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You are welcome.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:13 AM   #30
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
I assumed that after a day of filming they said, "this orange looks shit on film, lets try khaki?" But by that point they were already stuck with the name, and couldn't quit it.

"Brown is the new Black"

America is not postracial enough to accept a title like about a skinny white lady.

The meek guard that gets choked, she was the unicorn virgin from "Hello Vodka, it's me Chelsea" which is that sitcom which Laura Prepon was doing last year based on Chelsea Handlar's book.

Casting for this totally feels like a dare at a party which got out of hand.
How about... Khaki is the New Black?

No that sucks.
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