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Post by Norc on Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:46 am

great show.
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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Eldorion on Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:55 am

I'm a little over halfway through season two right now.  It's definitely really good.

(While this is far from the best part of the show, I love the selection of songs for the end credits in each episode.  They've got a great ear for music. Very Happy)


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Post by bungobaggins on Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:14 am

Haven't had time to get to season 2 yet, kinda been caught up in Game of Thrones and Fargo. Hoping I can get to it soon.

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:24 am

I watch Orange with my family and I've convinced them to give Game of Thrones a shot after we finish the current season of OITNB. That will be nice for me, too, since I've only watched the show sporadically so far (despite being there for the premiere of the first season, I fell away very quickly, but GOT has been growing on me lately).
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Post by Tinuviel on Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:35 pm

I'm just glad that Season two doesn't focus on Chapman as much as season 1, I like the other characters wayyy more. Esepcially Ms. Rosa  Very Happy 

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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Norc on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:53 am

don't spoil it! have three episodes left of season 1 Very Happy!! but this shit keeps getting better and better and omg that cop is so cuuute! like handsome, but mostly he's just adorable and cute and omfg!! i hope it works out for the two of them!
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:56 am

Tinuviel wrote:I'm just glad that Season two doesn't focus on Chapman as much as season 1, I like the other characters wayyy more. Esepcially Ms. Rosa  Very Happy 

Seriously. Chapman really bugged me when I first started watching, until I realized that the show was fully self-aware of how ridiculous (and annoying) her character is, and that it was just as interested in telling all of the other inmates' stories.

And Rosa has been a highlight of season two, I agree. Nod
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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Norc on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:06 pm

yes.. she's very naive, but i feel sorry for her.. and her fiance, although he's a bit of a dick too... really all her family on the other side is a bit of a dick... like oooh it's so hard for them... also that radio program, what a stupid ass decision..
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Post by Norc on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:14 pm

my favourite character is Pussey Smile
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Post by Tinuviel on Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:55 pm

Yeah she's great! My favorite is Red by far though. She's just so interesting and underratedly funny!!

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Post by Norc on Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:43 pm

Taystee is also just awesome !!
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:25 am

Watched the last couple of episodes of season two tonight. This show is really good, and I think I enjoyed this season even more than the first one. Episode 11 was pretty weird, but the season went out on a really high note. I'm glad (and a bit relieved) they didn't have enough cliffhanger.
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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Watched the first couple of episodes of this- was very good.  Nod 

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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Norc on Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:48 am

yeah, i know! it shows women as PEOPLE! and that guys can be A-HOLES and MANIPULATIVE and whatnot Laughing
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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Eldorion on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:44 am

Orange certainly deserves all the praise it gets for its many nuanced and realistic female characters, but I've never understood the interpretation of the show as a "men oppressing women" parable. By the nature of the mostly female cast, many of the most despicable characters are themselves female. The show certainly doesn't seem fond of the institution of prison as it exists in modern America, but I haven't seen it presented as a form of patriarchal oppression. The show touches on themes of racial oppression more frequently, IMO.
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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Norc on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:24 am

pornstache? sam healy?
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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:53 pm

Norc wrote:pornstache? sam healy?

The show goes out of its way to explore and humanize its characters, sympathetic or not, male or female, prisoner or CO. Pointing to a couple of the douchier guards and claiming the show is making a statement about gender-based oppresion through them is a really reductive way of looking at it. And it also completely ignores the various reprehensible female characters on the show (both prisoners and COs). Again, the show deserves credit for its nuanced female characters, and it wouldn't have achieved that level of nuance if it was caught up trying to portray the women as nothing but victims.
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Re: Orange is the new black

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:43 pm

I had not heard of any of the controversy over sexism, I just thought it felt honest and true at its core.  Shrugging Its a show about people, it just so happens a lot of them on this particular show are women.

I feel for example that its a million times better written than Sex in the City was regarding gender, which I found unwatchable.

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