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OITNB Season 5 – Review

When last we saw things in Litchfield, things were a little bit of a mess.
Poussey was killed by an inmate, Daya had a gun in her hand and a guard laying on the floor in front of her.

Riots and hostages are the flavors for Season 5, as we progress through three days of heaven in the life of a women’s prison. From DIY videos to slave auctions, and paparazzi shooting pictures through the windows.

Let’s have a little due process.

Blair Brown as Judy King brings her performance up a level, and the newfound relationship between Red and Blanca is delightful.
Meanwhile, Suzanne is just her good old self, full of life advice and wisdom.
And <semi-spoiler> once Piscatella is let loose…anything could happen. </spoiler>
And I hate to say it, but at the end of the day, CO Bailey is remorseful and hates his mistake…as do the rest of the inmates of course.

You’ve taught me that love hurts. You’ve taught me that life…it hurts……but I want us to be there for each other so that maybe it hurts a little less.

Third straight season I’ve reviewed…third straight season with a 9 out of 10.

Top Posts of 2016

Now that we have hit 2017, let’s take a look back at the most viewed posts of 2016:

Remembering Rebecca Wasserstrum and Killing the Stigma – Remembering a friend lost and how we need to end the stigma against mental illness.
–> Death of a Classmate – The loss of an elementary school classmate also ranked high this year.

Package Thief Exposed – Stealing packages off of a doorstep is unacceptable, so spreading the word (and picture) of these thieves is important!

Sophie’s Bistro (Meat) – Nothing like being one of the first internet posts about a great new restaurant.

TV Reviews ranked pretty high on the list as well, with Orange Is The New Black (Season 4) and The Path leading the way.

OITNB Season 4 – Review

Orange is the New Black is back, and it’s more of a story than ever.
While Season 1 is the story of Piper Chapman, Season 4 has become the novel on Litchfield Penitentiary.

MAN. I did not see that coming. -Nikki

Last season I felt like Jenji Kohan had taken her foot off the pedal, and now I think she’s put it in cruise control.
The good thing is it’s set at 53MPH in a 45.
The show is going at full speed towards a solid goal…that we don’t know yet.

Gun to your head: would you eat ten dead flies or one live baby mouse?

OITNB Season 4

It’s simple enough to run down: Lolly is crazy; Crazy Eyes is blooming a relationship; Piper is Gangsta and running white supremacist groups; Alex is shaken; and that’s just the beginning!
Jewish/Muslim relations; Lorna’s marriage; and Judy King has joined the ranks, bringing celebrity fame to the trenches.

To be fair <President Obama> didn’t quite live up to public expectations.

The first few episodes don’t even seem to focus on Piper, as the story rounds out, but don’t be mistaken, Piper Chapman is the Sun and everyone else is the planets revolving around her.

We should host our own film festival, that celebrates the accomplishments of white people. But that’ll be hard though, because Morgan Freeman is in like everything.

This season is dark, it’s gut wrenching, and it has continued the shows excellence, maintaining a 9 out of 10.

Window Frame

When God gives you a swastika, he opens a window — and then you remember there is no God.

PS. Can someone please find me another show that can cut up a body while playing “Last Resort”?

OITNB Season 3 – Review

Just by the heading of this post alone, you need to realize that there are going to be spoilers in here.

OITNB Season 3

So much happened in this season, but like in Weeds previously, I felt like Jenji Kohan took her foot off the pedal a little bit as the series hits a few seasons in.

I’m gonna start out by saying that I was upset about the early exit of Nichols (Natasha Lyonne), and hope that she returns in the future….the way they cut her out was kinda abrupt, and uncalled for :-/

Relationships played a huge role in this season, as Red (Kate Mulgrew) and Healy (Michael Harney) strike up a friendship that exceeds over the language barriers of his wife.

Meanwhile Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Laura Prepon) vs. Piper and Stella (Ruby Rose) are a big part of things, as we are unsure who our lead character will end up with…or more importantly, is Piper still our lead character?
Piper still plays a large role in the prison, but other characters push their way into the spotlight.

This season does feature some slow parts, just like Season 2 did before this, but at no time during my binge watch did I feel bored, which is important when binging 🙂

Another relationship is the one forced on Doggett (Taryn Manning), which actually made me have feelings for her, in ways that the first few seasons did not.

#PraiseNorma – I’m fairly certain that’s enough said for that storyline 🙂

The turn of Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) into S Warren, and her literotica becoming hit entertainment for the prisoners, making her the newest EL James. Who else can make the line: “The Admiral thrust his pork sword into her squish mitten.” into hilarious comedy?

Throughout all of this Lorna (Yael Stone) goes through multiple penpals/boyfriends before settling on one and marrying(?!?!) him. This to me was a very strange thread in the season, and in her characters storyline.

Following on confusion and strangeness, that ending was just plain weird, as in it didn’t lead me to ideas for what happens at the beginning of Season 4. The last two seasons ended with a bang, quite literally. But this year ended just swimmingly for most of our characters, leaving me with less thoughts and wants for a future season. Oh, I’m sure I’d love Season 4, but I don’t know what “cliffhanger” was left for me to hang onto…unless I missed something?
<Besides the arrival of the “Martha Stewartesque” character in Judy King (Blair Brown) to shake things up in the kitchens.>

One last storyline that doesn’t need much said about it: Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) and her conversion.

Overall this season was very much Soso 😉 bringing it a 9 out of 10.

When all was said and done, I just wanted to go for a swim in Freedom Lake.