Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pause to consider: Orange is the New Black

We’re now just over halfway through the first season (since each season is 13 episodes, the halfway point would be halfway through the last episode, which is an awkward time for everyone). Now seems like a good time to stop … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black: Season 1 Episode 7, “Blood Donut”

We are now officially past the point I pre-watched, and this episode title has me scared. Alex and Nichols are trying the saltine challenge in a stairwell when they see Watson, having just been released from SHU (solitary) after two … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black: Season 1 Episode 6, “WAC Pack”

Here’s an episode that starts out with a vagina shot, just in case you had Netflix confused with any television network. The picture was posted to prisonpoon.com, which means either an inmate is taking cell phone shots of herself to … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black: Season 1 Episode 5, “The Chickening”

Now this is an episode that was made for me. Why? Because I grew up on a chicken farm. Okay, it’s slightly more complicated than that. When my great-grandfather built the house (and forgot a bathroom – I’ll tell that … Continue reading

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An Easy Win

The thing about contest season is that a few months after it ends, you get rejection season. Almost all of the contests will send an actual rejection email these days, and having them all come at the same time can … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black: Season 1 Episode 4, “Imaginary Enemies”

We pick up moments after we left off, with Piper attempting to clean up Crazy Eyes’ pee with maxi pads. Miss Claudette spends the whole time berating her for not disinfecting and for letting crazy “infect” them, but Piper argues … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black: Season 1 Episode 3, “Lesbian Request Denied”

One of the things I really like about the credits is how you start being able to recognize the pieces of the characters as you keep watching the show. The flashback this episode belongs to Sophia, the transgendered hairdresser who … Continue reading

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