Dear Edward: tragedy, grief, hope, life
Dear Edward could not be more timely. It’s about the shared grief experience of a group of people brought together by a tragedy. We are a nation overrun with grief – from COVID, from gun violence, from police violence, from the violent writhing of an overheated planet. We share in that in much the same […]
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.
Casting Thoughts on Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black, season 6, had quite a turnover in cast. I want to comment on a few of the new additions.
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.
Review: The Titan
The Titan is a Netflix original sci-fi movie. It takes place in the year 2048. Over half of the earth is uninhabitable. The earth’s population is starving. A scientist, Prof. Martin Collingwood (Tom Wilkinson) comes up with a way to modify humans in the hope they are capable of living on Titan, one of the […]
Review: Season 1 of GLOW
Season 1 of the Netflix Original comedy GLOW wasn’t a total romp. It had plenty of serious moments. The overall impact, however, is one of R rated campy fun and female empowerment via headlocks and body slams.
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.
#OITNB News Flashes
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.
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
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 […]