Netflix, embolded by the success of their first few shows, is currently ordering up a ton of new series. But how will they ever compete with this one? Orange is the New Black will be to Netflix what The Sopranos was to HBO, the show that grants them legitimacy for years and years to come whether the follow ups are zeitgeist hits or duds. It's the show that'll make the creative talent come running to the company.
I know you've all been binge-watching so I selected Nicky (to the left) to send you a message since you DIDN'T send me your choice for "Best Shot" from any one episode. And it's not like you weren't watching, mister sister! Not that this 'Best Shot' was a particularly easy assignment... [More]
OITNB isn't self-consciously pretty visually but choosing a Best Shot usually brings out fresh ideas and perceptions about the movies (or in this case shows) we love. Jenji Kohan, who previously created Weeds, really outdid herself with this series about the inhabitants of a women's prison in New York. She finds humanity wherever the camera looks -- even in the least likely places. You end up wanting to know more about every character, even the ones you only see milling about in the background. Great ensembles are a unique pleasure and this show's got one. Even better, it's the most diverse show on TV with actresses of multiple ethnicities, sizes and ages. All that plus it's well written and funny. I hope it wins a bundle of Emmy nods for its first season in a month's time.
Here is the collection of shots chosen by myself and the few brave souls who took up the Season 2 challenge. If anymore come in, I'll add them. Click on any of the photos to read the article about that shot. I will add to this if there is sufficient interest as I finish watching the rest of the episodes. I'm almost done but I was trying to make it last despite the binge-watchability.
BEST SHOTS FROM SEASON 2
according to the 9 participating members of the
"hit me with your best shot" club, a club which is open to all
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2.1 "Thirsty Bird"
2.2 "Looks Blue, Tastes Red"
2.3 "Hugs Can Be Deceiving"
2.4 "A Whole Other Hole"
2.5 "Low Self Esteem City"
2.6 "You Also Have a Pizza"
2.7 "Comic Sans"
2.8 "Appropriately Sized Pots"
2.9 "40 OZ of Furlough"
2.10 "Little Mustachioed Shit"
2.11 "Take a Break From Your Values"
2.12 "It Was the Change"
2.13 "We Have Manners. We're Polite"
Next Tuesday on Hit Me With Your Best Shot:
The mid-season finale with a classic James Bond in Goldfinger (1964) available on Netflix Instant Watch.