Why would I check out a show that’s about a woman’s prison? A few reasons:
- I love Laura Prepon, have since That 70s Show
- The idea of the show is intense and kind of twisted, so of course I’m on board.
- It was created by the same people as Weeds and I enjoyed Weeds, at least for a while.
- The show is different than any other show I’ve ever seen and I love something totally different.
- The characters are all over the place and you never know what they’ll do next, that’s pure gold in tv land.
- It’s on Netflix and I automatically like things better when they are on Netflix because I can watch it whenever I feel like it.
The show is clever, funny, dark and honest. I can admit that many times I’ve watched this and thought I’m so glad I’m not in prison. And my husband was quick to tell me I wouldn’t last 10 minutes there, which is probably true. But seriously, if you like dark comedies and you like shows that dig really dip then you have to try this show.
I rarely give up on a show entirely. Sometimes I’ll walk away for a while and then catch up here and there if it’s on Netflix or something. One show I did that with is Grey’s Anatomy because initially I chose CSI and House MD over it (a while back they were on at the same time) but then the show just got a bit Melrose Placey. However, if the new shows are on Netflix and I have nothing else to watch, I’ll totally watch it.
I was fairly into the show Revenge but it wasn’t a show I had to see or anything. However, I watched it mostly every week and was invested enough not to walk away. Then season 2 came and very quickly I was just not interested anymore. I think I watched 1 or 2 shows of season 2 and then just walked away entirely.
I stayed for a while with True Blood but a few episodes into the last season I just stopped bothering and I don’t miss it at all. The show got way too campy for me and way too out there. A bunch of shirtless guys is not enough for me to watch a show, actually that’s part of what started to irritate me about the show to begin with. I liked the show not because of vampires or studly men but because of the way they portrayed vampires, I found it interesting but it’s lost the original feel of the show for me. I think once you lose interest in the characters you lose interest in the show.
Most of the time I stick with a show to the very end, such as Weeds and trust me, it wasn’t easy. The L Word got awful in the last season and the finale was one of the most disappointing finales I’ve ever seen. I don’t know what keeps me watching one show that I’m not excited about anymore and give up on another show entirely.
What shows have you divorced?