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Film Fad votes on Netflix Originals…which original won?

Film Fad votes on Netflix Originals…which original won?

Pooya’s Pick: Orange is the New Black

Netflix Orange is the New Black

Pooya’s Pick: Orange is the New Black


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Now heading into its 3rd season, Jenji Kohan’s “Orange is the New Black” is not only empowering women but also giving audiences a highly watchable series… and Netflix an Emmy nomination engine!

It’s hard to declare one original to be the best among such a varied playing field, but I will say “Orange is the New Black” excels in the following 3 areas.

Uniqueness: What started with a shower scene glimpse of Taylor Schillings humble breasts quickly transcends the skin deep superficiality to join the ranks of the most unique and relatable shows of the decade. There are few shows that showcase an almost entirely female ensemble cast, and even fewer that explore the penile retention of women and associated post trial tribulations.

Tone: The show beautifully blends humor with the drama, never allowing the sometimes inherent comedy to dull the, at times, grippingly abrasive tone and setting.

Provocativeness: this is a series about a bunch of women who have been incarcerated for various crimes learning to live together, so you can imagine there is a certain amount of inherent provocativeness. Just as Jenji Kohan did with her hit series “Weeds,” “Orange is the New Black” bravely touches on homosexuality, females in prison, bureaucracy, preconceptions and societies view of inmates all the while having fun.

Netflix Original Choices:

  • Lilyhammer : 0
  • House of Cards : 1
  • Hemlock Grove : 0
  • Orange is the New Black : 2
  • Marco Polo : 0
  • Bloodline : 1
  • Daredevil : 0
  • Bojack Horseman : 0
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt : 0

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About The Author

Ryan

Ryan has been fascinated with film and pop culture since childhood. Throughout college he "played it safe" taking the more lucrative route of being a computer programmer while squeezing in film related courses where he could...but even during his post college career, he could never escape his true passion. After following one of his favorite blogs for a long time, he approached the site's Editor about writing and they reluctantly gave him a shot. He later became their Senior Writer which led to a variety of other projects, radio show appearances, features, and high profile celebrity interviews. Despite his success with blogging, he still wanted more so in order to expand his creative addiction, he merged his IT skills and blogging know-how to create FilmFad.com which has continued to grow into a creative Mecca of pop-culture fun and integrity.   [email protected]    Film Fad

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