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'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 is a good cellmate
'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 is a good cellmate

"Orange Is the New Black" is back come Friday, a whole new season released all at once by Netflix to test your will, to measure your taste for instant or delayed gratification. (I have seen six of its 13 episodes, of which I will tell you nothing important, plotwise.) I resisted the series at first. Possibly it was from an antipathy toward the translation of bad behavior into Hollywood notoriety, which seemed to be a thing for a while; possibly from the impression that we were only being told this story in the first place because it involved conventionally attractive white girls in a sensational setting, a high-class retread of a woman-in-chains film. Created by Jenji Kohan...

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