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Posted on 2013.08.30 at 00:00
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I took the weekend to rest and did something I rarely do - sat on the couch and watched television. Several weeks back I was talking to a dear friend of mine (ex-roomie in the USAF) and he was regaling me with tales of his Netflix exploits, the series House of Cards. I replied that I had seen that, as well as the follow-up Hemlock Grove. I further mentioned that I had next one, Orange is the New Black queued up. To my surprise, he'd already watched it.

"Was it any good?" I inquired, hoping it would be at least as entertaining as the first two Netflix Original Series. His answer revealed more about me than it did about him, though I was momentarily both impressed and horrifically curious. He said, "Its your typical women-prison storyline."

I had no idea there were enough similarly plotted movies/shows about women's prison to have typicality!

He seemed disappointed to discover I wasn't well-versed in the genre.


quicksilvermad at 2013-08-30 05:33 (UTC) (Link)
I've got Orange is the New Black on my "to watch soon" list. Really, I've been stuck on the older stuff like Wonderfalls and Harper's Island. The only new stuff I get excited about on TV nowadays is The Walking Dead. And after how the last season ended, I'm not as excited as I could be. I'm still pissed off about certain events. Like, livid.

Though, Broadchurch on BBC America is pretty damn good. Otherwise, it's M*A*S*H reruns for me.

So, I've retreated into the safety of the familiar. Black Books, Spaced, Twin Peaks, Brisco County Jr... Though, I do have Primeval on my laptop and I've only watched the first episode. Time to change that.

When all else fails, watch Adventure Time.

EDIT: Would a "typical women's prison" storyline be something like Chained Heat? That's all I can think of.

Edited at 2013-08-30 05:36 am (UTC)
ehowton at 2013-08-30 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
As stated, I have no idea what a "typical women's prison" show is supposed to be like, but I thoroughly enjoyed many aspects of Orange is the New Black and plan to post but a couple of (non-spoiler) lines in an upcoming post.

LOVE LOVE LOVED Wonderfalls and now that Broadchurch has received a second nod on here, I will see if that too is available on Netflix.

I would love to buy the DVD boxset of Twin Peaks. I borrowed it from a co-worker awhile back and loved it.

Right now I'm watching TERMINATOR: The Sarah Connor Chronicles</a> again. I don't think I'll ever be able to articulate all the little things throughout that short series that makes me so happy; expressions, dialog, acting...yeah, I'm a freak.
dawaioser at 2013-08-30 10:30 (UTC) (Link)
In addition to my usual shows, "Supernatural" and "Vampire Diaries" - I'm SO addicted to "Vikings", "Hemlock Grove", "Orange is The New Black". I can't wait until each of them resumes next season/next year. :)
ehowton at 2013-08-30 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
I ended up LOVING it. Netflix has really been impressing the hell out of me.

And given our long similarity in shows, I will now have to check out both Vampire Diaries and Vikings. Thanks for the tip.
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2013-08-30 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
I'm looking forward to seeing Orange is the New Black and would certainly recommend the old British series Bad Girls. And yeah, I agree with your first commenter, Broadchurch is good!
ehowton at 2013-08-30 17:42 (UTC) (Link)
I really, really enjoyed the new series. So many great things about it. As has been usual with the new Netflix series, I also enjoyed its pace.

Thanks for the recommendations! I usually enjoy good British tele.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2013-08-31 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
I think what he meant by "Its your typical women-prison storyline." is that it has crazy liberal bitches in it like Kathrine Mulgrew. Am I still pissed she brought her disgustingly liberal politics to a Star Trek convention? Yes, I am. YES, I AM!!!

Have you seen Archer? It's pretty good.

Edited at 2013-08-31 03:06 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2013-09-01 16:28 (UTC) (Link)
While I too was aghast at Mulgrew's overwhelmingly liberal politics at the time, I think now I would be "pissed" (for lack of a more appropriate term) that any entertainer chose a fan convention for their personal political platform whether I agreed with the politics or not.

And yes, Kate Mulgrew's character is one of my favorite on there. She is such a great actress, whether her upbringing and experiences differed from my own or not. Thankfully, I am able to separate the two :)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2013-09-01 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm not saying she is not a fine actress or that I'll never watch ST: Voyager again. I liked her acting even long before she was on ST: Voyager. I'm saying her decision making skills are on the level of Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes. For all I know she was drunk up on that stage at 10:00 AM rambling about her drunk Irish father dying.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2013-09-01 19:42 (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen Archer? It's pretty good.
ehowton at 2013-09-02 01:02 (UTC) (Link)
Just added it to my Insta-queue. Which looks like they're calling a "List" now. Huh. Anyway, thanks for the tip; will let you know.
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