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Old July 18 2013, 02:22 AM   #31
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

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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.
Boy do I agree there. That's the worst part of SG:U too. Very sparing usage of flashbacks might be okay but it seems it's become a standard story telling device. Just like on SG:U all the earth scenes via flashback or the stones take away from the claustrophobic trapped-ness of the characters on that ship the same thing happened with Lost. We're watching Lost because of the island, not endless dribble set in a world we're familiar with. So much more interesting to see characters personalities come out as they interact with the people they're stuck with, rather than being told "this happened to Joe, that's why Joe is a dick".
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.
And I TOTALLY agree with this too. In Orange the flashbacks tell us stuff we are dying to know.. how did this woman get in here? What did she do? Was she ever okay, is she this fucked up because of..? I think that's a big difference, in SG:U and Lost they are answering questions no one asked. And it distracts from the story we did tune in to see.

I really want to know Big Boo's story. She's one of my favorites. Hopefully we see that in Season 2. We don't know everything about Red's story either. Maybe she got swept away with her husband's bad choices and maybe she snapped and did something.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:32 AM   #32
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Just watched what I think is the first "funny" episode of this series, the one with the Chicken. There were so many great moments in this episode, and being a catholic, I loved the joke about the Communion Waffers going well with dip.

This show keeps getting better and better.
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Old July 18 2013, 06:45 AM   #33
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Piper explaining The Road Less Traveled might be my favorite scene of the series so far. It reminded me so much of Garak explaining a Boy who Cried Wolf in that DS9 episode, Improbable Cause. There were other funny moments, but so far that was funny.
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Old July 19 2013, 09:11 AM   #34
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You know the problem with Binge watching a show. It can suck you in and you lose all track of time. I ended up watching all 5 final episodes of this first season tonight and oh my...

Looking forward to season two, but what a way to end that first season.
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Old July 19 2013, 09:42 AM   #35
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It was great!!

Fantastic finale.

You know what really stood out to me, was when Big Boo gave Piper the secret santa present and when Piper saw it instead of freaking, dropping it, looking like a deer in headlights like she would have in the very beginning of her incarceration.. she snatched that thing up and shoved it down her bra and it was all cunning and reality. She's changed man
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Old July 19 2013, 10:04 AM   #36
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I liked that scene too. In fact, during the Radio interview, I was shocked at how much I heard that interview and cringed because we got to see Prison life from the Prisoner's point of view. Are they still criminals, yes and there is no denying that. The thing is though that they are still human beings and life has to go on. That scene with the screwdriver really does drive home that point, and how much Piper has changed since the beginning of the show.
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Old July 19 2013, 11:10 AM   #37
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That's so true tomalek, about the cringing. It's like what we would have listened to as amusing prison anecdotes we can't hear that way anymore because we've been inside with these people. This series has a lot going for it.
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Old July 19 2013, 02:35 PM   #38
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...son-ever-made/

(Trying to hide my eyes from this thread until I watch the rest of the series)

ETA: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amanda...b_3617934.html
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Old July 19 2013, 07:32 PM   #39
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(Trying to hide my eyes from this thread until I watch the rest of the series.
Haha me too! Me too!
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Old July 19 2013, 08:28 PM   #40
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Reviews 1st 6 eps.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mauree...b_3574249.html

Don't read more than the first few paragraphs if you are fearing spoilers. Reviews go through ep 9.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mauree...b_3612375.html


LOL "Its the love child of "Oz" and "The L Word"l.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critic...ision_nussbaum

I love how all these reviewers are "binge-ing" on the entire series.

http://msmagazine.com/blog/2013/07/1...ilege-to-task/

Even OitNB can have some detractors.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...h-problem.html

News about season 2:

http://www.deadline.com/tag/orange-is-the-new-black/

Interviews with Laura Prepon (Alex) http://www.afterellen.com/laura-prep...lling/07/2013/

I think the afterellen crowd is in love with OitNB. Recap city! http://www.afterellen.com/tag/orange_is_the_new_black/
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Old July 19 2013, 08:41 PM   #41
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The last time I saw Laura Prepon, it was That 70s Show, which I watched maybe the first 3 seasons of and then lost interest. That was a nice interview, especially the tidbits about her having to spend an episode in the dryer. I was watching that episode and the only thought I had was I hope no one comes and turns it on. Yeah I know it was getting repaired, but you never know when you're in the hands of someone who has only been repairing things for a few months.
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Old July 19 2013, 09:52 PM   #42
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Easy on the spoilers, guys.
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Old July 20 2013, 02:55 AM   #43
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Thanks for all those links JRulez! I read them all. I liked the Ms. blog review particularly because it touches on how nuanced the show is in terms of class, race, gender, sexuality and the empathy it evokes in us for these people.
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Old July 21 2013, 04:41 AM   #44
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I just watched the first episode.

I liked it. It was promising but at this point I have no idea how they make a season out of it. Should make the perfect posterchild for direct-to-stream series and proof that they can be high quality.

This is the first thing other than Throw Momma From The Train and Voyager I've seen Mulgrew in. It's interesting seeing her play a completely different character.
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Old July 24 2013, 03:32 AM   #45
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Well... I've finished ep 8... Moscow Mule.

Whoa.

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