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Old June 7 2014, 03:00 AM   #91
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

Glad to see the second season is out. I'll probably catch it in a couple months. I still haven't finished the first season of House of Cards, so I feel a bit guilty.

However, I will point out that yesterday, I saw a jury trial where an inmate was accused of assaulting a prison guard (by grabbing his collar). The defense argued that the deputy actually jokingly injured the inmates hand and had to call in the medical staff. In order to cover himself, he said that he acted in self-defense in response to the inmate's actions. Part of the proof was that, after the report that he laid his hands on a deputy, everyone just let him stay there with everyone else for a whole day before taking him to the SHU (which normally happens instantaneously). The jury ended up coming back with a not guilty verdict. Thought it was appropriate that it happened the day before the new season got released.
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Old June 7 2014, 06:07 AM   #92
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Really liked the first episode. Looking forward to seeing how this season plays out. Glad the show is back.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:29 AM   #93
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SO.. the first episode has a new character in it that is a VOY alumni, let's see if you all can figure it out. I already annoyed the VOY thread with my meme but you get to see it too


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Old June 7 2014, 03:19 PM   #94
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^ She reminded me of Ellen DeGeneres.

2x01
An excellent start. The show has always been good at taking the viewer along for the ride, making the viewer experience what Piper is going through and this episode brought that back big time as she was being dehumanized and railroaded through the system. Then that new development at the end left me angry along with her.

2x02
It was nice to see some familiar faces again but otherwise, this episode was pretty slow.

2x03
Much better. It was nice to get some background on Crazy Eyes. It was a real shame to see how she was seen by those around her while growing up. I look forward to learning more about her even if that means waiting for season 3. I'm sure they won't want to put everything out there at once. By the way, I like our new inmate, Brook Soso.

2x04
Yeah, I really like Brook Soso. Kudos to actress Kimiko Glenn. At first, she came off like someone who didn't belong in prison but as her character comes into focus and settles in, you can see more 'attitude'. Another good episode too. The truth about Lorna comes out.


One last thing... I miss Pornstache.

The season so far... 3 out of 4.
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Old June 7 2014, 04:52 PM   #95
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The Mrs. & I will probably binge through several episodes tonight. A quick look at Netfilx says there is at least 13 episodes up right now.

13 eps per season is all you get, kiddo. That means the entire season is ready for your viewing pleasure.


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^ She reminded me of Ellen DeGeneres.

One last thing... I miss Pornstache.

The season so far... 3 out of 4.
I hope Ellen is smarter than to become embroiled in a prison yard brawl.

Oh, and don't worry about your favorite guard.

He WILL be coming back eventually.
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Old June 9 2014, 03:10 PM   #96
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

Though the first six episodes.. Really enjoying all the character development we're getting... This show really has gone from being a dark comedy with dramatic elements, to a dramatic series with some dark comedy thrown in.. Can't wait to see where this all goes.
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Old June 9 2014, 04:19 PM   #97
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Finished up to 2x09 on Saturday. Four more to go.

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^ She reminded me of Ellen DeGeneres.

One last thing... I miss Pornstache.
Oh, and don't worry about your favorite guard.

He WILL be coming back eventually.


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This show really has gone from being a dark comedy with dramatic elements, to a dramatic series with some dark comedy thrown in.
I've always thought of it as a drama with comedic elements, not the other way around. I was surprised to see it billed as a comedy by Netflix.
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Old June 9 2014, 09:17 PM   #98
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I thought the first half of season one definitely had more comedic "fish out of water" type of humour, but as Piper worked her way into the system and adjusted, there was less of it... Which I found I didn't miss at all.. I find the show strangely compelling..
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Re: Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

Just finished season 2. I really enjoyed this season, but I think I liked Season 1 more. The rest is going to talk about the finale in spoiler code.

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Old June 10 2014, 01:17 PM   #100
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Just finished season 2. I really enjoyed this season, but I think I liked Season 1 more. The rest is going to talk about the finale in spoiler code.


Don't click until you've watched the finale.


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Old June 10 2014, 02:25 PM   #101
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Hi,

as english is not my mother language, can someone tell me why


Was ist just my impression that the writers changed the character of


I hope not, by all means.
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Old June 10 2014, 05:11 PM   #102
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I thought the first half of season one definitely had more comedic "fish out of water" type of humour, but as Piper worked her way into the system and adjusted, there was less of it...
For me it was the other way around. The first part of season 1 was pretty scary and intense because of what Piper was going through, then as she settled in and the other characters seemed more likeable, that's when the levity came in. A lot of the actual humor seems to come from the prison staff while pretty much everything to do with the inmates is played straight. It might be done this way to highlight the need for prison reform.

Just finished the second season last night too. It was more of a satisfying ending than a nail-biter like last season's finale was.

A few more bits and bites...

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Old June 10 2014, 05:32 PM   #103
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I really like the way (Two episodes into season 2) they are writing Tasha. She's portrayed as somebody who would have advanced degrees and a six figure job by now if she was born to parents with money, and could still get there if she just got a little of the right training.

I also like the way they're diluted the main character-ness of Piper, so now we can have entire arcs at Litchfield that don't involve her at all.
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Old June 10 2014, 10:53 PM   #104
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lisaa6@gmail.co wrote: View Post
Hi,

as english is not my mother language, can someone tell me why


Was ist just my impression that the writers changed the character of


I hope not, by all means.
Not a spoiler: Healy is still married to the Russian lady, we saw him talking to her and her friend in their kitchen.

The rest may be a spoiler so...

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Old June 10 2014, 11:10 PM   #105
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Just finished the second season last night too. It was more of a satisfying ending than a nail-biter like last season's finale was.

A few more bits and bites...

I too liked how this season ended... a very "kismet" quality.

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