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8 items from 2014


Orange Is the New Black Stars Talk Emmys Day Prep, Lori Petty's Return and the Show's Impact on Society

24 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Orange Is the New Black isn't just a wildly entertaining series—it's also a means for raising awareness about a breadth of issues, ranging from ageism to sexism to homophobia. Stars Lorraine Toussaint, who plays the villainous Vee, and Michael Harney, who stars as the compassionate Sam Healy, are both keenly aware of the impact the show has had on society and feel extremely grateful to be apart of such an important series. "I'm so proud," Toussaint told E! News at the 2014 Entertainment Weekly pre-Emmy party in Los Angeles last night. "I'm proud to be a part of the show because it's changing the face of television. It's addressing…so many different issues. And »

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'Orange Is The New Black' Episode 2.11 Recap: "Take A Break From Your Values"

26 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Throughout most of Orange is the New Black, fans have wondered how a sweet, old nun could be in prison. Episode 11 shows Sister Jane Ingalls (Beth Fowler) from her first days as a nun. When she first began her life as a nun, she attended a protest against war with two other new nuns. One of the women lied to Sister Ingalls and told her that they got permission to go to the protest, but the nuns end up in trouble. After her first taste of protest, Sister gets too involved with other protests because she loves the fame she receives. After protesting often to get notoriety, and writing a book, called “Nun Shall Pass,” Sister is called a narcissist and is excommunicated from the Church.

Now, in Litchfield, Sister goes overboard once again when Soso (Kimiko Glenn) starts a group to protest the prison conditions and the way the »

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27 things we learned at the 'Orange Is the New Black' press day

23 June 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The ladies (and men) of Litchfield ditched drab uniforms and cinderblock walls for colorful dresses and a swanky Manhattan hotel this past weekend, when Netflix held a press day for the dramedy’s second season in New York City. Nearly all of the series’ regulars were on hand for paired two-on-one interviews with journalists, including (deep breath) Danielle Brooks (Taystee) and Samira Wiley (Poussey), Jason Biggs (Larry) and Laura Prepon (Alex), Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Lorraine Toussaint (Vee), Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky) and Michael Harney (Healy), Dascha Polanco (Daya) and Matt McGorry (Bennett), Laverne Cox (Sophia) and Selenis Leyva (Gloria), Yael Stone »

- Hillary Busis

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Orange is the New Black, S2 Overview, Part 2: Early clichés are forgiven after solid finale

8 June 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 8-10: “Appropriately Sized Pots”, “40 Oz of Furlough”, “Little Mustachioed Shit”

Written by Alex Regnery & Hartley Voss (Episode 8), Lauren Morelli (Episode 9), Sian Heder (Episode 10)

Directed by Daisy Von Scherler Mayer (Episode 8), Sj Clarkson (Episode 9), Jennifer Getzinger (Episode 10)

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 11-13: “Take a Break from Your Values”, “It Was the Change”, “We Have Manners. We’re Polite.”

Written by Nick Jones (Episode 11), Sara Hess (Episode 12), Jenji Kohan (Episode 13)

Directed by Constantine Makris (Episode 11, 13), Phil Abraham (Episode 12)

Premiered Friday, June 6th on Netflix Instant

Orange is the New Black’s new season has a very strong first half, depicting the cascade of different lives in Litchfield prison while still maintaining the light balance that makes the show easy to consume in a binge sitting. The second half, however, begins to falter around the ninth episode, due to the tired »

- Richelle Charkot

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Orange is the New Black, S2 Overview, Part 1: Dark themes under a quirky coat

7 June 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 1: “Thirsty Bird”

Written by Tara Herrmann and Jenji Kohan

Directed by Jodie Foster

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 2-4: “Looks Blue, Tastes Red”,  “Hugs Can Be Deceiving”,  “A Whole Other Hole”

Written by Jenji Kohan (Episode 2), Lauren Morelli (Episode 3), Sian Heder (Episode 4)

Directed by Michael Trim (Episode 2, 3), Phil Abraham (Episode 4)

Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 5-7: “Low Self Esteem City”, “You Also Have A Pizza”, “Comic Sans”

Written by Nick Jones (Episode 5), Stephen Falk (Episode 6), Sara Hess (Episode 7)

Directed by Andrew McCarthy (Episode 5,7), Allison Anders (Episode 6)

Premiered Friday, June 6th on Netflix Instant

Although the anti-hero television dramas of the past have been almost consistently compelling, there is a tendency for it to be nothing but a boy’s club that girls aren’t allowed into. Orange is the New Black, however, is a breath of »

- Richelle Charkot

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Crazy Eyes & Pornstaches: What to Know for 'Oitnb' Season 2

5 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Unless you've been living under a pop-culture rock (or, perhaps, have been in prison), odds are that at least one person in your life has gushed to you about Orange Is the New Black. Last July, the first season of Jenji Kohan's dark comedy dropped on Netflix in one giant chunk, and binge-watchers everywhere mainlined all 13 episodes. Who knew women's prison could be so entertaining? 

Summer TV Smackdown: Our Complete 2014 Watch List 

Netflix sure did; they renewed the series for a second season before the first one even aired. »

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Orange Is The New Black: The Complete First Season Blu-Ray Review

12 May 2014 10:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

My favorite dramas are those which manage to immerse me in a world strikingly different from but still (in a vicarious but nevertheless potent manner) comparable to my own. Breaking Bad, which started out by exploring the seedy criminal underbelly of modern-day New Mexico, featured dozens of colorful characters (perennial badass Mike Ehrmantraut, refined sociopath Gus Fring) and a highly ambitious central plot (a mild-mannered chemistry teacher comes to rule the meth business with an iron fist) but was never less than addictively believable. To give a more far-out example, Game of Thrones is set in the high-fantasy world of Westeros, but its inhabitants are shockingly relatable as flesh-and-blood human beings, and viewers are quickly able to look past the show’s more fantastical elements to find the compelling, realistic human drama beneath. I’m pleased to say that, for many of the same reasons, I can add Netflix’s hilarious, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Casts of 'Mad Men,' 'Lost,' and more unite for PaleyFest 2014: Here's who's on board this year

12 February 2014 9:56 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The list of cast members attending this year’s PaleyFest is here, and it’s full of fan favorites. Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina will be there to (hopefully) talk about where their on-screen romance is going, Josh Holloway and Henry Ian Cusick will be among the actors appearing on the 10-year Lost reunion panel, and ABC Family fans should be happy to hear that three out of four Pretty Little Liars will be spilling secrets at their show’s panel.

Tickets for the individual panels can be purchased here, but take a look at the entire list of who’s speaking below first:

Thursday, »

- Ariana Bacle

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8 items from 2014


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