Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Kate Mulgrew

  • Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black dropped its final season, season 7, on Netflix recently. I, like many others, devoted a good part of a weekend to watching the last ever episodes of this groundbreaking marvel of a television masterpiece roll by.

  • Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    I’ve written about Orange is the New Black since season 1. I wanted to summarize my thoughts on this series, collect the most important posts in one spot, and share the results. This Orange is the New Black summary is my attempt to do that. Each headline is a link to the full article.

  • Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again.

  • Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black season 5 was both an emotional thrill ride and a disappointment. I want to discuss my likes and dislikes about the latest season. This is not a detailed review. There might be a few spoilers along the way.

  • Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    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’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons

    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

    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. 

  • Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    June 12 and the release of season 3 of Orange is the New Black is just far enough away to let me rewatch the first two seasons in a cozy binge. This is what fascinates me: the series starts out with the main story being about Piper, the privileged white woman who ends up in […]

  • On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black mixes a lot of serious themes in with all the stories about individual lives and the comedy that the show uses to make its points. The Orange is the New Black theme I want to explore today is power and how it corrupts. Let’s explore this theme by looking at […]

  • A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    This is my overall impression of season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I will talk about performances and high level story lines, without revealing big spoilers. More detailed discussions of particular episodes or events will come later after people have had plenty of time to watch all 13 episodes. I watched all 13 […]

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