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. Continue reading “Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down”
Three shows I love premier this weekend with new seasons. In the past, I’ve written recaps of Orphan Black. I’ve written several series level posts about each season of Orange is the New Black, but no recaps. In season 1 of Wynonna Earp I only commented (very wrongly) about what I thought was going on in the first episode.
I’m thinking I want to continue in the same way with Orphan Black and Orange is the New Black. I’m also thinking I want to write more about Wynonna Earp but I don’t want to do recaps.
What that means in terms of Wynonna Earp isn’t clear to me yet.
Do you as readers have any input on these plans for the next few weeks of my blogging efforts?
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back with season 3. It’s as funny as ever. Kimmy is no longer the wide-eyed child all new to the world after 15 years locked underground. She’s developed a certain mature wisdom – not always reliable, but she’s finding her way. This is a review of season 3 only and contains minor spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3”
Orange is the New Black or #OITNB released a date for the start of season 5. And Danielle Brooks released a dollop of news about the new season. Continue reading “#OITNB News Flashes”
Where was I last TV season? Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was on CW, a channel I receive, for 18 episodes. I missed it entirely. Recently I saw several references to it and thought, “What is this Crazy Ex-Girlfriend show anyway?” I did what any curious person would do. I watched it. Continue reading “Review: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
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 the New Black with something brighter. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain”
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 ahead, beware.Continue reading “Orange is the New Black: The Mentally Ill”
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. Continue reading “Orange is the New Black: Farewell to Poussey”
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 greed directing the battle. There are spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen all of season 4. Continue reading “Orange is the New Black’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons”
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. Continue reading “Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations”