Daaayum, that ending. It's going to be a long wait until next year, or whenever they get to make the next one.
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I hope her sentence doesn't get extended by what happens in the last episode. It seems like they were already planning to do her 15 month sentence over 2 or 3 seasons, it's not like they need to stretch it out more. They could always timejump, though. And fuck you, Healy!
So, this is one of the best seasons of TV I've watched in a while. A few of the early crisis were a bit fluffy, but every show needs to work out its kinks at first. It was surprisingly involving all the way through, with a lot of perfectly executed hilarious moments that sneak up on you.
The cast of women prisoners all get their own funny moments as well as dark human drama, a tough balancing act for any show to pull off.
"Choc-late and va-nill-a, we makin' a swirl!"
Pornstache deserves a special shoutout. The actor did a great job giving him many shades and dimensions of skeeviness, not an easy or flattering role to play. I didn't realize until hitting up IMDB that he played Nick Sobotka on season 2 of The Wire, kind of a bland good guy character. 10 years of time and the titular 'stache made him unrecognizable.
It's cool to see a show with so many women of different ages and backgrounds in the main cast, all doing good work with good writing. I feel like this show would be a bigger deal in the media if it were on a cable network being shown sequentially, so the buzz and discussion would build on itself. That's the disadvantage of the Netflix model: they can only do so much outside advertising, and if the whole season is already out, then it's yesterday's news, according to the promotion/anticipation mentality of media coverage.
I want to see these gals on the cover of Entertainment Weekly or Rolling Stone or something. Maybe before season 2?