Friday, June 26, 2015

Orange is the New Black Season 3

I just blew through Orange is the New Black Season 3 in three days while working away in my commercial kitchen, making chocolate. And I have to say that it was a very enjoyable way to pass the time.

Season 3 is more sentimental, and yet also funnier than the previous seasons. Perhaps less 'action' happened, and it certainly was not as dark as Season 2 with the infamous 'V', but I enjoyed the humour.

My favourite line in the entire season: " Can I go now that I am done watering your ego flower?" Of course, spoken with a dry and sarcastic Russian accent, the quote is much more amusing.

I am not sure if I love how dark and unfeeling Piper is becoming. But we will let the writers tell us how far she will go in that direction in Season 4.

This show often leaves us wondering what really happened to the real 'Piper' in prison.  How much of the amusing character stories and the lesbian storylines played out?  Does everyone really suddenly become gay once in prison?  I think not, as gay people are born as they are.  But perhaps the need for human affection would come into play for a heterosexual if they were suddenly cut off from a world of boy-girl love. Who knows.  I never plan to find out for myself how much of the show is real or not. I'll just have to enjoy the story-telling of other, fantastic, script-writers.

So watch the show!  I normally prefer dark crime drama, but Orange is the New Black still sucked me in to its fun banter, and at times ridiculous scenarios.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Grand Hotel on Netflix Canada

With a little more comic relief than Downton Abbey, but all the long skirts, separation of social classes and forbidden love, Grand Hotel is a delicious drama that captivates.  It is also a bit of an action-based thriller at times, with gripping scenes of cops and robbers, foot-chases and murderous plots that keep things tense.

If you are not glued to the t.v. because of the storyline, then you will be to see Yon Gonzalez in his role as Julio - the leading man who poses as a waiter in search of his lost sister.  He was voted Spain's 6th sexiest actors, but truly I believe he should be named People Magazine's Sexiest Man ...Of All Time!  His co-star, Amaia Salamanca is equally as beautiful, and is perfect for her role of the innocent, yet intelligently stubborn Alicia. And together, their love story will enchant you.

Who cares if you need to read the English sub-titles! I highly recommend that you WATCH THIS SHOW on Netflix Canada! At the very least, you'll learn a little Spanish along the way.