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Wish I had watched it sooner
on 24 January 2016
This was one of those series that I didn't want to watch because everyone was talking about how good it was and it felt overrated. And yet here I am talking about it. And it's not overrated. It is spectacular.
I am not normally a fan of drama series - I get bored with over-exaggerated plots and repetitive story lines, and frustrated when the right path is obvious but the characters do something to mess it up. OITNB could not be further from that. Yes, it is a 'drama' but the characters a very real and it is also very, very funny - something I was not expecting. So although the series deals with serious matters, there is always a light-hearted stream to cool down any overly hot heads. The flash backs also help keep it fresh and stop the story lines from feeling stagnant, and it just seems to get better the longer it goes on. Can't wait for the next ones.