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Started Watching a New Series Thanks to My Local Library

I do not watch a lot of television. In fact, I am thinking of cancelling the cable portion of the package I have with Internet and telephone.

A friend encouraged me to start watching series television that I can get through our library. He was the one that suggested "The Boardwalk Empire," which I finished a few weeks ago with its five seasons. I have also watched four seasons of "Downton Abbey," and look forward to the fifth, when I can get it through my library system.

He has suggested several others, and I started watching " Orange Is the New Black." I found the first season on the shelf.

As I have read, this season is based on the life of a woman who spent 15 months in prison after a conviction for smuggling drug money for a former girlfriend involved in an international drug ring.

I have watched the first seven episodes of the first season. I am enjoying the set-up of the story and the character development, thus far.

Dramatic and comedic, "Orange Is the New Black," is proving to be complex, just as life is complex for us all. I look forward to finishing this season, and checking out the other two seasons that are in the system. I will also look for the memoirs for the main character, upon which this series was written.

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1020 PDT 12,085 18.13

19.5 hours -- +85/$.13//103.63 to 103.96 avg

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lexiconlover wrote on July 15, 2015, 1:34 PM

It's a good show. There are three seasons out so far if I am remembering correctly. I have the book as well, which was pretty good.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 1:43 PM

Yes, three season. They are finishing up their 4th season now, which should be released in 2016, from what I've read.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 15, 2015, 3:48 PM

You might enjoy netflix. Many dvd players have wifi built in anymore and that is how we watch many of the series shows and a lot of movies now

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 3:59 PM

I am going to look into it and see what I can come up with.

MegL wrote on July 15, 2015, 4:59 PM

My husband likes watching BBC I-player. He says it has a great selection of documentaries. My daughter and her family all like Netflix.

AliCanary wrote on July 15, 2015, 8:34 PM

These original series by HBO and Showtime are very good--I enjoyed True Blood and Spartacus, and I currently keep up with Game of Thrones.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 10:13 PM

I am checking into not having cable anymore. So many options out there now.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 10:14 PM

AliCanary I shall look those up to see whether or not they appeal to me, too. Thanks!

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 15, 2015, 10:48 PM

I've heard good things about this show but have not watched more than the first episode. My wife and I are talking about cancelling our cable and using Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime instead for about 1/3 the cost of cable.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:38 PM

I really enjoyed the character development in this first season, DWDavisRSL . I am looking into the cost of cancelling myself. emoticon :winking:

AliCanary wrote on July 16, 2015, 4:04 AM

Great character development, absolute scads of sex and violence. Just so you know.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:18 AM

One of my old connections on the B was a recurring minor character on Orange is the New Black. I haven't heard from her in a while so don't know if she's still on the show.