There’s something fresh and edgy about this show that goes beyond its plotlines or diversity. Could it be that, as much as it offers viewers a fictionalized look at life in a women’s prison, with all the requisite fantasy, Orange manages to feel relevant? The writing, full of storytelling punch, also explores a series of issues that reflect the current interests of our society. Underneath the frothy TV drama there’s a lot to unpack.
|By: Shannon Sonenstein Tuesday November 5, 2013 2:15 pm|
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday July 31, 2013 5:45 pm|
Orange is The New Black, the latest Netflix original series, seems to have arrived with a little less fanfare than usual. Perhaps that’s because the last (semi-)original series was Arrested Development, the most awaited television reunion in recent memory. It almost seems like the disappointment of so many fans’ unrealistically high hopes — that AD Season 4 would be the best television event ever in the history of moving images — is carrying over into this new project.