Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Irony of Binge-Watching Orange Is the New Black Season 5

BY: GURU JAY

The Irony of Binge-Watching Orange Is the New Black Season 5


I hope you had an amazing 4th of July. I hope you saw fireworks, ate barbecue ribs, and didn't have to work. If you did have to work, I hope you received holiday pay.

I decided early 4th of July to binge-watch Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) season 5. Late at night I find myself binge-watching episodes of OITNB. I fall asleep until Netflix asks me if I want to continue watching. Who else does that?

Do you lose quality when you binge-watch? Or does the director intend on you binge-watching? That's why Netflix releases 13 episodes at once. Anyway, I'm impressed by season 5 so far.

Orange Is the New Black sucked me in and absorbed my attention like a sponge for three straight episodes. It felt like being in a night class that's scheduled for four hours. By the third hour, you need a break. And that's when I dozed off around 4:30 in the morning.

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How ironic is it to watch, essentially women behind bars, on the 4th of July. You're watching people without freedom, on America's day of celebrating freedom. It's all too real. Then, I remember they're just actors. Piper Chapman's real name is Taylor Schilling. And Laura Prepon is that girl from That's 70 Show.

The first episode of season 5 rehashed the OITNB's characters lives before prison. If this is your first episode seeing ever, you won't be totally lost. I recommend binge-watching season 3. Then 1, 2, and 4. It's true what they say, the third time's the charm. Try it and let me know how it turned out for you.


As I was binge-watching the episodes, I thought about how a hacker threatened to release OITNB to the masses if Netflix didn't pay a ransom. Then I thought about how a similar situation happened to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. Finally, I came to the conclusion that it's ironic they're hacking intellectual property centered around state property and private property. Just when I began thinking it's a bad world, I remember it's funny too.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!
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