You’ve probably been hearing about Orange is the New Black plenty this last week or two. Yes, it’s pretty damn good. Sometimes it gets a bit caught up in itself, and sacrifices the genuine in favor of shock or raunch (this is the same quality Weeds had, mostly personified in Doug’s character, so that’s Jenji Kohan for you).
Most of the time, though, it’s odd and randomly hilarious. It will also punch you in the stomach (or tit) with emotions, so that’s fun. And the characters! My god, all of these ladies.
The problem with these Netflix series’ (other than that you can binge watch and then you’re left waiting even longer for new episodes than with network/cable shows) is that usually everyone is on a different episode. That makes it harder to discuss, since your live-tweeting won’t have much interactivity with others.
But that’s where this comes in! Come talk about things! Who’s your favorite character (I love Nicky, Lorna, Miss Claudette, Yoga Jones, Janae and Piper’s brother Cal)? Least favorite? Favorite episode? Favorite relationships (I love Daya/Bennett and the friendship between Sister “the Pope’s homie” Ingalls and Sophia). Whose pre-prison life are you dying to see, or to see more of (I want to see Lorna’s past)? Bonus: who would you like to see join the cast and/or guest star?