Streamline recommends Season 6 of “Orange Is the New Black” as the new show to watch on Netflix this week. The season premieres July 27.
As one of Netflix’s most popular Originals, “Orange Is the New Black” doesn’t need much of an introduction. But by now the show gets this recommendation only because of past popularity.
“Orange” burned through plot in the first few seasons, and now the show has lost most of the initial spark. This show about women in prison feels like an extended bottle episode, and that ultimately creates a claustrophobic and tiresome viewing experience.
The writers did try to switch things up this season, though. Many of the prison characters move to a different, more terrifying facility. Surviving amid the unfamiliar inmates no longer feels like a given for these women.
The stakes get a little higher with this move, but the show still lacks inertia. That comes with the territory of setting a show inside a prison, and the writers definitely intend to convince viewers that these characters (and their real-life counterparts) lack a chance at upward mobility. But that also makes the whole storytelling endeavor kind of boring.
Check out the trailer below.
Also New This Week:
Netflix adds two more action movies with “The Warning” and “Extinction.” By now you’ve probably realized that you can’t trust Netflix in this genre. Netflix has released countless action movies over the last few months, and basically every single one has been terrible. Not just mediocre but embarrassingly bad. You’ll likely have no good reason to watch these either.
“The Bleeding Edge” premieres on the same day as “Orange,” July 27. This documentary focuses on a facet of the broken health care system in the United States. The documentary has earned positive reviews so far.
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