Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Orange is the new Black - Season 1 Thread - 7/11/13 (Netflix) - from creator of Weeds

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Orange is the new Black - Season 1 Thread - 7/11/13 (Netflix) - from creator of Weeds

Old 06-29-13, 02:46 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,924
Received 1,772 Likes on 1,304 Posts
Orange is the new Black - Season 1 Thread - 7/11/13 (Netflix) - from creator of Weeds



Netflix will premiere its upcoming original series "Orange Is the New Black" on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Created by Jenji Kohan ("Weeds"), the comedic drama starring Taylor Schilling is set in a women's prison and is based on the U.S. best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman. All thirteen one-hour episodes in the series from Lionsgate Television will be available at launch. Netflix members will have access to "Orange Is the New Black" at 12:01 AM PDT in all territories where Netflix is available - U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics. "Orange Is the New Black" follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series' diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
·Jason Biggs as Larry Bloom
· Kate Mulgrew as Galina "Red" Reznikov
· Laura Prepon as Alex Vause
· Maria Dizzia as Polly Harper
· Michael Harney as Sam Healy
· Michelle Hurst as Miss Claudette
· Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
· Pablo Schreiber as Pornstache
· Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman


Trailer:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nryWkAaWjKg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Premieres on July 11th, but it was already renewed for a 2nd season on Thursday.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...0627netflix01/


This will be the thread of record for when it actually premieres. Just thought I would post this a little early for those unaware of it. I like Taylor Schilling, so I will give it a shot.
Old 06-29-13, 04:21 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
actionjackson29's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Posts: 1,212
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Seen the trailer on Netflix a couple of weeks ago. This looks like a show that I'm glad all the episodes are available at once because I don't know if I'd keep up with it otherwise.
Old 06-29-13, 12:23 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Formerly known as "GizmoDVD"/Southern CA
Posts: 31,261
Received 59 Likes on 52 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by actionjackson29 View Post
Seen the trailer on Netflix a couple of weeks ago. This looks like a show that I'm glad all the episodes are available at once because I don't know if I'd keep up with it otherwise.
That.

I'll give it a shot. Jason Biggs and Lauren Prepon are the draws for me.
Old 07-10-13, 09:55 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,217
Received 16 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Quick review here:
http://www.medialifemagazine.com/ora...k-behind-bars/

looks good, I'll be tuning in...
Old 07-11-13, 02:14 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,924
Received 1,772 Likes on 1,304 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Bump

All 13 episodes have now been posted. I look forward to all the insightful commentary.

I'm trying to catch up on other things first. Will get back to the Netflix shows when I get caught up.

Maybe if I get a moment I'll try episode 1.

Last edited by DJariya; 07-11-13 at 02:26 AM.
Old 07-11-13, 03:05 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,198
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

I will probably start watching this week. Will there be one thread for the entire season?
Old 07-11-13, 03:07 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,924
Received 1,772 Likes on 1,304 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
I will probably start watching this week. Will there be one thread for the entire season?
Yeah like Arrested Development, I think one thread is good enough.
Old 07-11-13, 03:24 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
actionjackson29's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Posts: 1,212
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

I'm gonna be off work next week I'll watch this then. The Max feature turned me on to Sons of Anarchy I'm really into that.
Old 07-11-13, 03:50 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 38,551
Received 1,331 Likes on 960 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

I hear Laura Prepon gets her tits out in this.

Old 07-11-13, 08:02 AM
  #10  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 39,125
Likes: 0
Received 2,747 Likes on 1,878 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I hear Laura Prepon gets her tits out in this.

Wouldn't be the first time...
Old 07-11-13, 11:58 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
mdc3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Posts: 9,921
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Watched the first 5 eps. Not a perfect show but I'm really enjoying it - has a lot of the elements that made the first few seasons of Weeds so great...and I love Taylor Schilling.
Old 07-12-13, 04:07 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,924
Received 1,772 Likes on 1,304 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Wasn't really planning on watching it right away, but I watched the 1st episode tonight.

Pretty good, not perfect. It's basically a 1 hour drama with some dark humor mixed into it.

I thought the non-linear storytelling was interesting. A pretty good amount of R rated nudity and some sex in this 1st episode. Really liked Taylor Schilling as Piper. However, casting Jason Biggs as her love interest is an odd choice. I didn't really feel any chemistry between them.

On the other hand, Laura Prepon as her former Lesbian lover was a good pick.

Definitely intrigued to continue on.
Old 07-12-13, 09:08 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,857
Received 75 Likes on 60 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

I am really enjoying this show. About 6 episodes in. Definitely gets stronger the more episodes you get in.
Old 07-12-13, 01:59 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Michael T Hudson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Formerly known as "BigDaddy"/Austin, TX
Posts: 11,534
Received 28 Likes on 17 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Always happy to see actors from The Wire get work. First episode was pretty good.
Old 07-12-13, 03:20 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 43,510
Received 634 Likes on 514 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Netflix Original Programming
Old 07-12-13, 03:40 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Surf City, CA
Posts: 1,735
Likes: 0
Received 28 Likes on 22 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Netflix Original Programming
This.

Color me impressed so far.
Old 07-12-13, 04:51 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Marina Del Rey, California
Posts: 10,044
Received 13 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Hrmm. Cautiously optimistic for this one. I loved the first five seasons of Weeds but the last couple...yuck. Does anyone know if Netflix plans on putting their original series on DVD?
Old 07-12-13, 05:01 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk God
Thread Starter
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 69,924
Received 1,772 Likes on 1,304 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
Hrmm. Cautiously optimistic for this one. I loved the first five seasons of Weeds but the last couple...yuck. Does anyone know if Netflix plans on putting their original series on DVD?
House of Cards is already on DVD/BD through Sony Pictures Home video.

The rest not yet.
Old 07-13-13, 05:20 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,198
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Netflix Original Programming
Yep. Having watched House of Cards and Lillyhammer, they're now 3 for 3 with me, even though I'm only a couple of episodes into Orange.

Took me this long to recognize Kate Mulgrew!
Old 07-13-13, 12:49 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 9,687
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

I'm really enjoying this show. It has some slow parts, and some of the back stories aren't the most interesting, but overall it's definitely quality programming.

I'm really, really impressed with Netflix's original programming so far. They might be an HBO rival programming wise in the near future if they keep this up.
Old 07-14-13, 12:23 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 43,510
Received 634 Likes on 514 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

So the crazy girl who is in love with Piper early on makes me insanely uncomfortable.

Good job on casting the lead:


Last edited by RichC2; 07-14-13 at 12:41 AM.
Old 07-14-13, 04:00 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,857
Received 75 Likes on 60 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
So the crazy girl who is in love with Piper early on makes me insanely uncomfortable.

Good job on casting the lead:

The real piper looks much tougher but yes they look a lot alike. Could easily pass for mother and daughter.

Finished the season, and thought it was terrific. Really loved how balanced and multi-dimensional all the characters were. Jason Biggs probably the weak link in the show but he is not terrible. Hope there is a season 2.
Old 07-14-13, 06:01 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Trencher's Farm
Posts: 2,061
Received 13 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

A ressurected Arrested Development, an engaged Kevin Spacey and Laura Prepons' boobs - I think Netflix is on to something...
Old 07-14-13, 07:13 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 43,510
Received 634 Likes on 514 Posts
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
The real piper looks much tougher but yes they look a lot alike. Could easily pass for mother and daughter.

Finished the season, and thought it was terrific. Really loved how balanced and multi-dimensional all the characters were. Jason Biggs probably the weak link in the show but he is not terrible. Hope there is a season 2.
It was renewed for Season 2 before it debuted. The guys at Netflix apparently really liked it too.
Old 07-14-13, 07:44 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Orange is the new Black -- from the creator of Weeds -- 7/11/13 (Netflix)

Watched the first three episodes and so far so good.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.