Monday, 28 April 2014

Orange is the New Black

Do you ever watch a TV series and desperately wish that it had turned out differently than it does? Hubby's recent subscription of Netflix  has meant that I started watching "Orange is the New Black" - a Netflix Exclusive. The premise of the series is really interesting - A middle class New Yorker called Piper "self surrenders" herself to prison for a fifteen month sentence to do with drug charges she got herself involved in when she was younger. 

I thought that there was lots of scope for an interesting exploration of how a more affluent, non stereotypical jailbird would cope in a prison environment. I was really looking forward to seeing how the series turned out, and so watched series from the start to the end over the course of a few days.

Instead of a decent plot, what ensued as the series progressed was lots of indulgent nudity, too much unnecessary lady loving and some untoward violence. With a cast featuring some really prominent names, I have to say that I was expecting more. Perhaps I just didn't really "get" it. Maybe I'm just being prudish, but I was really disappointed that the main character turns into a lady loving shallow criminal, rather than maintaining her character.

Has anyone seen Orange is the New Black? What did you think of it?

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