I’m not a massive TV watcher. I don’t set sky plus to record programs to watch later. I’m not an on-demand demander. I’m not an IPlayer IWatcher. I confess I’m a box set binger. I do not have the patience to wait for next week. Forgetting what program is on what day sitting ready and waiting bang on the clock for the opening credits. Entertain me in full beginning to end in one sitting.
Enlighten me. Make me want more. Keep me guessing BUT NEVER KEEP ME WAITING.
THANKYOU TO THE MISTRESS THAT IS BOX SETS.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Bel’s review – I dismissed the hype over this last year. American Prisoner Cell Block H wasn’t for me.
Eventually, I was at a loss for something to watch so flicked it on as a background noise while I was repairing a hole in daughter’s school trousers. 7 hours later I realised it was 3 am and I hadn’t even threaded the needle for the trousers. Sod it I got another pair in Asda’s for a fiver next day.
WOW, from the first minute my eyes did not leave the screen. Piper being driven into the prison car park by her devoted, loyal and pretty wet pathetic boyfriend (the one out of American Pie yes, I sat thinking where have I seen him before).
You felt her fear and empathised with her rising panic. Her character gets you almost immediately as do the other inmates. I laughed with them, cried for them, got angry for them and mourned for them…….Not giving anything away….no spoilers!
NOTE – DO BELIEVE THE HYPE
Box Set binge time – all six seasons in 3 weeks evening viewing!
Red Stiletto rating 5/5 if I had 6 it would get it!
What the professionals say
When Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) finds herself behind bars for a crime she committed a decade earlier, her life becomes a messy merry-go-round of exes, current fiancés and trying to avoid becoming a prison wife. Based on the real Piper’s memoirs, a diverse cast transform this quick-witted comedy-drama into essential viewing. As for the standouts amongst the inmates? It’s a tough one, but Uzo Aduba’s Crazy Eyes, Samira Wiley’s Poussey and Yael Stone’s Lorna Morello are right up there.
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