Right up until the last-minute, I was pretty sure the character that died on the new season of Orange is the New Black was not really dead…and somehow, the show was just tricking me.
Except…they didn’t trick me.
While purging through closets and cleaning out drawers and cupboards, turning my house into sheer mayhem in order to (hopefully) put it back together again soon…I binge watched through the new season of OITNB. I have to admit, I had a little bit of a head start as I’d been given a sneak peek of the first 6 episodes as part of my association with Netflix’s #StreamTeam.
Netflix has done a little bit of research into their original series and it seems that OITNB is a show that people watch and then re-watch…and then re-watch a little more. In fact, more than half of Orange viewers have re-watched at least one full season since its debut in 2013.
I haven’t re-watched an entire season…but I have gone back to view a few of my favourite episodes and before watching Season 4, I scanned through the last few episodes of Season 3 to catch myself back up just so I could remember what was going on.
Have you watched it yet? ‘Cause you seriously HAVE TO!
The MOST re-watched episode of Orange is the New Black is Season 1, Episode 1…when Piper Chapman leaves her fiancé Larry for her new home at Litchfield Penitentiary.
A few other things Netflix discovered about Canadian viewers of OITNB:
- Almost one-quarter of Canadian respondents (23%) planned on watching the previous season while 42% planned on re-watching ALL seasons before they watch season 4
- Outside of refreshing their memory, one-third said they like to re-watch to relive moments with their favourite characters and 30% said they look for possible foreshadowing
- Over one-quarter (28%) said they re-watch because it’s their favourite show and they can’t get enough
Netflix also did another study on binge watching and discovered that some shows, people binge while others, folks completely take their time to devour right down to the last scene.
For me…OITNB is a complete BINGE FEST but it’s true, other shows’ I’ve watched a little slower…like Mad Men and House of Cards.
Everyone is making their own rules when it comes to watching TV…typically, folks are finishing an entire series over a one week time frame turning binge watching into the “new normal.” Some shows grab your attention right up until the last minute and the cliff-hanger at the end of an episode leaves you thinking “just one more” until it’s 3am and you’re holding your eyelids open to finish another! While other shows, you want to slow things down…take your time…treat yourself when you have a Sunday afternoon to yourself.
However you’re choosing to watch your favourite shows…I want to know WHAT you’re watching!
This month I binged through “Orange is the New Black” and completely plowed my way through “Grace and Frankie” which, if you haven’t watched yet, is definitely a MUST SEE!
I’m slowly taking in “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”…a show about the sharp-witted, classy and pistol swinging detective Phryne Fisher that’s set in the 1920’s that makes sleuthing look absolutely glamorous. And, I finished up “Mr. Sefridge,” the British TV Series about entrepreneur Harry Selfridge and the staff who work at his department store, set in the 1900s in London.
I also watched two movies, “The Fundamentals of Caring” which is the story of writer who retires after a horrible tragedy…and then takes a 6 week course to become a caregiver. His first clients is a disabled teen with a bad attitude and when the two take off on a road trip…their personalities and friendship absolutely shine. This is a feel-good movie that will have you laughing and feeling right along with the cast. And, I watched “Tammy”, which had me in a few laughing fits as I’m rather smitten with Melissa McCarthy. It’s the story of a woman who, after she discovers her husband is cheating, takes off on a road trip to Niagara Falls with her alcoholic grandmother.
What are you watching right now? And…are you bingeing…or slowly devouring the show?
Disclaimer: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix….however, as always, opinions and stories are my own.