Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain
Orange is the New Black season 4 puts viewers through the wringer. Abuse, murder, death, mental illness, surviving rape, corporate greed. It’s dark and horrifying. There are moments of hope, of light. There are ways of dealing. I thought it would good to end my series of posts on the latest season of Orange is […]
Orange is the New Black: The Mentally Ill
For the first 3 seasons of Orange is the New Black, two of our favorite characters are obviously mentally ill. At the end of season 3, two more mentally ill inmates join the cast. None of these women belong in a prison. The alternative provided, called simply Psych on OITNB, is apparently worse than the prison. Spoilers […]
Orange is the New Black: Farewell to Poussey
Spoiler Alert. If you haven’t watched all of season 4 of Orange is the New Black yet, you might want to read this later.
Orange is the New Black’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons
There are a lot of things wrong with the United States of America. The broken justice (injustice) system is one of the worst. In season 4 of Orange is the New Black, the for-profit aspect of that brokenness is explored in damning detail. Litchfield, a minimum security women’s prison, is turned into a battlefield with corporate […]
Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations
Season 4 of Orange is the New Black is on everyone’s mind now. I’ve barely had time to watch it all. This post collects some random observations and stray musings on season 4. It is not meant to be a review of the season, but there are some spoilers.
Watch This: Trailer for Orange is the New Black season 4
Wow, things are looking tense at Litchfield Prison for season 4 of Orange is the New Black. A hundred new women, some new correctional officers, things are changing and it doesn’t look like it’s for the better.
Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2
Grace and Frankie season 2 hit Netflix over the weekend and I watched all 13 episodes by late Sunday evening. My brief review is this: so damn good. A longer review follows, complete with some spoilers, so be aware. The premise of Grace and Frankie is that two couples Grace and Robert (Jane Fonda and […]
Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 has 13 short episodes of the same madcap buffoonery we saw in season 1. It does move the story along and show character growth and some hidden depths. You must dig through the comedy to find the message, however. There are spoilers ahead.
Review: Catastrophe Season 2
Catastrophe season 2 is much like season 1. But funnier. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) now have two kids – one is a newborn. Their first born is almost 3 now. This Amazon-only comedy deals with parenthood and marriage and in-laws in season 2. And sex. Always sex. Here’s my review of season […]
Upcoming Trailers: Manhattan Night, Orphan Black, Grace and Frankie, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
I have too many upcoming trailers in my inbox. I could spend a week letting you see them one by one. Or I could just dump them all in this post. Which is what I did.