Netflix Presents: Orange is the New Black

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by tighr, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. JirinPanthosa

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    Threatening to send a pregnant woman into unlivable conditions to protect your career is even worse than anything she did.

    There's no slippery slope here, he plunged immediately right off the cliff.
     
  2. Janeway's Girl

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    I don't know how I'm going to survive until next summer! It's such a good show.
     
  3. tighr

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    I guess I didn't really see it that way. He basically told a woman who he knew was guilty (although not legally guilty, just morally) that she should keep her mouth shut and stay where she's at. Which, by the way, Litchfield may be shitty but it's still better than max. He swept it under the carpet.
     
  4. JirinPanthosa

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    Caputo is also the same guy who accepted a blow job in exchange for covering up crimes that he had already turned a woman in for. In a way he's worse than Mendes and Healy, he is consciously willing to do anything to anybody in order to advance his career, and he's got a community of defenseless women some of whom committed nonviolent crimes to inflict his career on.

    Mendes and Healy at least can argue 'Diminished capacity' for their awfulness. Caputo is fully capable of making good moral decisions and chooses not to.
     
  5. J.T.B.

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    Finally finished the series and let myself take a look at the thread...

    I saw it a little differently. The thing with Figueroa was personal, payback for her being so awful. I think his intentions for running the prison really were basically good, as he represented them. Then, he got to take charge and immediately something went wrong and he panicked. He went with his immediate reaction and took quick and dirty steps to cover his ass. But he's definitely not all good; what he did with CO Fisher was really shitty.

    What I didn't get was why Bennett didn't tell Caputo that they'd have a DNA test done on the baby, which would make Caputo look even worse. Or why Daya didn't tell Bennet the same thing when she was trying to get him to turn himself in.

    Other things:
    I was surprised by Morello's backstory. I thought she was basically sweet and boy-crazy (though casually racist), but it turned out she has really serious problems.

    I liked how the Piper stories were somewhat de-emphasized. It seems like everyone else's problems are more interesting than hers.
     
  6. Agent Richard07

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    That in itself is about Piper and her time in prison. These are the people she met and they all have stories to tell which puts hers in perspective.
     
  7. J.T.B.

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    Yeah, but that doesn't make her stuff more fun to watch. I would have gladly traded her furlough episode for another inside the prison.
     
  8. Janeway's Girl

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    I can't stand Piper and Alex! Either as individuals or a couple. I think the other inmates are a lot more interesting.
     
  9. JirinPanthosa

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    Season 2 definitely got better because they diluted Piper's main character-ness.
     
  10. Ashu

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    I really hope she is. I may or may not of jumped for a joy a little bit during that scene.
     
  11. Janeway's Girl

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    Breaking News! I just found out that Pablo Schreiber (Pornstache) will not be in season 3 because he has a leading role (I think) on a new show. That kind of sucks. He was the character you loved to hate.
     
  12. Agent Richard07

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    Hopefully we'll see him eventually though. At least his absence will make sense.
     
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  13. Janeway's Girl

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    I also read that he has kept the door open for future appearances if the show continues beyond season 3. I can't believe I'm going to miss such a vile mysogynistic jerk!
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Mendes is a great villain but it wouldn't make sense for him to appear next season. At least without making some weird contrived reason he isn't in prison for rape.

    Unless they wanted to do a side-story in a men's minimum security prison, which would be awesome.
     
  15. JanewayRulz!

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    Given the spoilers we've already heard for season 3, perhaps we will see him in another character's flashback.
     
  16. CaptainCanada

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    The first season of OITNB won three Emmys at the Creative Arts ceremony (basically, where they stick the categories that aren't important enough for the primetime broadcast):

    1. Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba (Suzanne/Crazy Eyes)
    2. Casting in a Comedy Series
    3. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - "Tit Punch"
     
  17. Agent Richard07

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    Apparently Katie Holmes was offered the role of Piper but passed. Read about it here.
     
  18. I amnot Herbert

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    This is one of my FAVORITE shows! SOO Good! =)

    Anybody know if they are working on another season?

    (Marco Polo is my new favorite...) ;-)

    Happy New Year! =D
     
  19. JirinPanthosa

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    They are definitely working on another season.
     
  20. I amnot Herbert

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    Nice! Any Idea when we will get it?

    Also: NEED next (last?) season of Game of Thrones!!

    Netflix RULES! =D