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    The thirteen-episode second season of the female prison dramedy will be
    available for streaming June 6th and stars Taylor Schilling, Jason
    Biggs, Kate Mugrew, Michael Harney, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba and Taryn
    Manning, with Natasha Lyonne as special guest star.  Recurring guest
    stars include Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and
    Lorraine Toussaint.  The official trailer dropped earlier this week.  The first season was nominated for a Golden Globe
    (lead actress Schilling), four Writers Guild nominations (comedy series,
    new series, episodic comedy twice) and won a Peabody and three
    Satellites (ensemble, lead actress, supporting actress Prepon) from four
    nominations (supporting actress Aduba).  It was listed in AFI’s top ten
    shows of 2013 and appeared higher and on more critics’ top ten lists
    than any other show but Breaking Bad.  It will compete at the Emmys for the first time this summer, in the comedy categories.

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    Riley
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    It leaked a couple of days ago that although Prepon will only appear in four episodes this season, she will be back as a series regular for the third.

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    ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Renewed For Season 3
    By THE DEADLINE TEAM
    | Monday May 5, 2014 @ 12:45pm PDT

    Orange Is The New Black will return for a third season, its writers said via Twitter today. The show’s co-star Laura Prepon also confirmed the news via her Instagram feed (see below). The unofficially official word comes a month before Season 2 premieres on Netflix on June 6 with all 13 episodes available at launch. The Jenji Kohan-created prison dramedy stars Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Prepon and Kate Mulgrew. It is competing in the comedy Emmy category this season after being submitted as a drama (and largely shut out) at the Golden Globes. It has had better luck elsewhere though, earning a Peabody Award and over the weekend winning Outstanding Comedy at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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    Riley
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    Netflix has shipped the entire season to voters.

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    Icky
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    Pretty negative review with some HoC shade thrown in there. 

    “Orange Is the New Black” TV Review on Netflix | Variety

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    CanadianFan
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    Not really worried, as it was the second half of the first season that launched it in my top ten. I forgot that the first season has only a 79 on metacritic, yet it placed second for the year on top ten lists.

    That’s just weird. 

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    It’s not that weird. There are a decent amount of shows that take time to find their footing. The initial reviews for Mad Men weren’t all that enthusiastic. It could be like season one and give us a strong second half, but I know I won’t be as forgiving if the first half of the second season is iffy. Before season one got on point wanting to know these women and their history at least kept things interesting. That element isn’t really there anymore. But I’m mostly worried about the lack Prepon. The relationship between Alex and Piper was at the core of season one. 

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    Riley
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    Yeah, even knowing how it did on the top ten lists, the 79 is not
    surprising in hindsight.  The 79 just made it hard to predict where it
    would end up on the top ten lists.  I did not expect it to place better
    than Game of Thrones after it won both critics’ awards for best drama.

    I have not read it yet, but I would not worry about the Variety review because Brian Lowry did not have Orange is the New Black in his top ten (but he did have Downton Abbey, The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead and Modern Family).

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    Season 1 of Mad Men scores a 77 on metacritic and I am guessing was in most top 10 lists by the end of the year.

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    Honestly, I’m super excited for OITNB season two. Even if it is worse than season one, I’m going to ignore it and pretend it isn’t because I love it so much. lol

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    I may be overrating it, but I actually think that this half-season of Mad Men has been great so far and certainly deserves a spot in the final six for Drama Series. 

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    Now that I have read it, I would say that that review is worrisome because it is not about how the critic is not hot on the show in general, but how the show pales in comparison to its former self.

    I am surprised that they got Jodie Foster back to direct. An interview that Jenji Kohan once gave made it sound like Foster did not really know what she was doing and they had to save it in post. It appears that the show’s producing director has left, which is a shame because I am never a fan of having a constant rotation of guest directors. Then again, the show probably would have been better with someone other than Michael Trim, who I am interviewing soon, directing the pilot so unimaginatively, although I expect him to win the Emmy for it.

    I agree that an iffy first half will be less forgivable this season. The show took more time than I would have liked last year to find its footing, but it really had by its finish.

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    i’m a little worried because i don’t trust jenji kohan as a showrunner very much. that’s why i was hesitant to even watch the first season

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    Orange is the New Black season 2 lives up to the hype […] As in The Wire before it, characters shifting into focus or
    retreating to the background allows for a structure that can accommodate
    a multitude of personalities while shining a spotlight on different
    individuals each episode, providing a context that allows the audience
    to see her not just as an inmate, but as a woman. […] If these first six episodes are any indication, the show is just as freshly tart and sweet as the first go-around. […] Subsequent episodes focus on characters whose pasts haven’t yet been
    explicitly spelled out just yet.  A series of Taystee (Danielle Brooks) flashbacks depicts her childhood and teen years and introduces a new
    character to the mythology of the show: the manipulative and dangerous
    Vee, played with exquisite oiliness by the great Lorraine Toussaint. […] Likewise, details emerge about the backstories of cerise-lipped
    Morello (Yael Stone)—which will likely generate some very intense
    discussion when viewers reach her episode—as well as that of Samira
    Wiley’s Poussey (a heartbreaking tale of love, loss, and intolerance),
    and Selenis Leyva’s prison cook Gloria (whose past unfolds in a story
    about battered women, crimes of necessity, and the cleansing power of
    fire) and Uzo Aduba’s Suzanne aka “Crazy Eyes,” whose painful flashback
    episode establishes her as a deeply tragic and sympathetic figure. In
    the case of Poussey and Suzanne (who’s referred to by her real name more
    often in Season 2), the reasons behind their arrivals at Litchfield
    remain unclear, even as pieces of their formative years point towards
    future issues. It bears mentioning that the two girls who play the
    younger Suzanne within the flashbacks—as well as Aduba herself—are
    extraordinary. […] Aduba excels at the scenes both where Suzanne is overcome with emotion and where she’s trapped by it; as a result, she is Orange’s
    MVP at times.  Laura Prepon, who plays Piper’s ex-girlfriend and
    betrayer Alex Vause and who gave the show’s first season a tremulous
    sense of frisson, appears in just one of the first six installments. […] In Orange Is the New Black’s second season, these power
    struggles—along with the sort of greed, inequity, and the inefficiency
    of bureaucracy that are so prevalent in the works of Dickens—have not
    only taken root in Litchfield but threaten to choke an already
    restrained populace. Even in this place of imprisonment, the urge to
    grow, to find comfort, to learn, and to love is no different than the
    concerns of the inhabitants of Victorian England or our own world today;
    they’re just confined behind bars and barbed wire.

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