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Orange is the New Black, Season 3 is released early

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Orange is the New Black is one of my favourite shows on Netflix. Season 3 was meant to be released on Friday, June 12 at midnight, but during OrangeCon, the invitation-only fan event in New York, there was an announcement that the show would be released six hours earlier.

If you still have not discovered Orange is the New Black, here’s what you need to know. It’s based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The comedy-drama series follows Piper Chapman who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison called Litchfield Penitentiary. She is convicted due to transporting illegal drugs internationally for her former girlfriend Alex Vause. Leaving behind her finance, Larry, and her New York home, she is reunited with her ex-girlfriend and must learn how to survive prison life.

To be honest, in my opinion, the main character, Piper, is super boring. But the other characters bring colour and life to the show. Their stories are uplifting, sad, and strange, but as an audience member, you can always connect with them in some way. A big part of why I love the show too is that women dominate the story and screen time. It shows a diverse group of women with each their own story. They’re different shapes and sizes, ages, have different ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, etc. It’s refreshing to watch.

This season there’s new characters and a whole lot of shenanigans all the characters will get into. Here’s a sneak peek for you can expect for season 3:

Now, it’s time for me to grab some popcorn, curl up with a blanket, and saw binge-watching season 3 of Orange is the New Black!

 

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The Hunt Begins: Hannibal returns for Season 3 this Summer

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On June 4th, a week from now, Hannibal is back on TV!  It’s in its third season and I’m super excited.

Some people are hesitant to watch it and I understand because I felt the same way. Cannibalism? Ew.

But a friend of mine was so enthusiastic about it that it gave me that push to watch it. And it’s really good! Together, we found the Toronto location of the establishing shot for Hannibal Lector’s office.

Bryan Fuller, the creator of the show, does dark humor well. He’s been a part of shows like Pushing Daisies and one of my favourites, Dead Like Me. And oh man, the kind of television he makes is a work of art. Even the most grotesque scenes in Hannibal are so beautiful, a mesh of horror and beauty.

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Last season, the show ended in a bloody battle and now the hunt is on for Hannibal. The characters finally realize what we, the audience, knew all along that Hannibal is a dangerous serial killer and cannibal.

Here is season three’s trailer.

Are you a Hannibal fan? Do you have any predictions for Season 3?