I was really excited that earlier this week, after years of trying, I finally got approved as press for San Diego Comic-Con! It’s still 7 weeks away, but it seems much closer. I’m happy to finally be “official”! It’s another slow night of TV, but we’ve got some recommendations on what’s worth watching from tonight’s sparse lineup.
The thing I’m most excited for is tonight’s release of Orange is the New Black, Season 2, on Netflix, although the episodes won’t be available until around midnight PST, so I won’t be checking it out until I wake up tomorrow morning. I thoroughly enjoyed the first season—I finished all 13 episodes the day after they were released. 🙂
The series comes from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and has her signature mix of quirky characters, black comedy, and drama. It follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman who is sentenced to 15 months in a prison for transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfiend a decade earlier. During the first season, we met all of the crazy inmates—including Piper’s former lover Alex (Laura Prepon)—and learned of the various cell block cliques and corrupt prison staff members. As Piper tried to prove herself, and make some friends, in order to survive her sentence, she also made her own fair share of enemies. Meanwhile, her fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) attempted to remain loyal and supportive at home.
I love the characters, relationships, and humor of this series, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where the show goes next, as it left us with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of the first season. If you haven’t already checked out the first season, I highly recommend doing so before the new season drops later tonight!
While waiting for OITNB Season 2, I’ll be watching Hollywood Game Night, Undateable, and Gang Related.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
I really enjoyed last week’s premiere and second episode of Undateable. The characters were funny, the jokes were amusing, the story lines were cute, and put it all together, it was a fun way to pass an hour. I don’t know who my favorite character is yet. I love Leslie (I loved the actress in Rules of Engagement, too), and I love lead Chris D’Elia’s Danny, but their new friends are all great, too. I’m a huge fan of Briga Heelan from Ground Floor, so to see her as the object of Justin’s affection was fun.
On tonight’s first episode, “Three’s a Crowd,” Justin and Danny’s relationship is put to the test when Nicki (guest star Briga Heelan) reveals she has feelings for Danny. Elsewhere, Leslie insults Detroit, not realizing how deeply it would affect Shelly. Then on the second episode, “The Switch,” Danny discovers that he’s “in like” with a girl, Sabrina (guest star Eva Amurri Martino), for the first time. To guide Danny, Justin, having had success with Nicki (guest star Briga Heelan), turns cocky and tries to give him advice on how to act. Meanwhile, Brett and the gang mess with Justin so he becomes more comfortable with Brett’s sexuality.
See if you laugh like I did tonight on NBC at 9:01/8:01c & 9:30/8:30c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Hollywood Game Night, Chopped Canada, & Last Comic Standing.