Day #27 – Orange is the New Black

For the last 26 days I’ve been completing various challenges. Yesterday I had to write about something that I wanted to improve in my life, and today I’m writing about something that’s super great. Join in yourself here.

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Write about something that’s kicking ass right now.

Orange is the New Black!

I just finished watching Season 3 of Orange is the New Black. With any show that gets a few series out, you start to have discrepancies about what should and shouldn’t have happened, of course. I guess, as viewers, we start thinking we know the characters better than the writers. However, despite my nit-picking – I love this show!

If you haven’t watched it then let me fill you in: It’s about a suburban, middle-class, clean cut woman who ends up in prison for smuggling drugs money. She struggles to survive life behind bars, find her place is a racially-divided hierarchy and hold her life together in the real world.

I love this show because:

– There’s loads of amazing, hilarious female characters.
– The prison has its own brilliant, backwards community.
– There are tonnes of interesting back-stories.
– It’s kindaaaa based on a true story.
– It’s truly bizarre in so many ways.
– There is a character called Crazy Eyes.
– So many of the conversations had are so honest and eye-opening.
– The show presents lesbian relationships in a really interesting way that I’ve never seen in television before.

– No subject is taboo.
– Prison shows are always cool…

I’m definitely not selling it as well as it should be. Basically, it’s great! Give it a watch.

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2 thoughts on “Day #27 – Orange is the New Black

  1. It’s funny because I binged-watched this when my friend asked me to, but I stopped because I kind of got scared of Crazy Eyes and some of the prison guards and the reality of prison life that is portrayed in the show. Maybe I didn’t take it as lightly because some situations they were in can really be traumatizing? But I’ll probably be watching it again soon, I hope!

    1. There are definitely some serious issues portrayed, it isn’t all fun and games. But I think the comedy side and the drama side are great. Though occassionally I’m traumatised too!

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