6/16/16

I love it when a show I enjoy comes out with a new season of episodes for us to get our binge-watching on. The only problem most of the time is that it is about a year between seasons, no matter what the show. 

I tend to watch a lot of different shows, different styles with different storylines and different characters - it's hard to remember exactly what was happening from one season to the next. I tend to re-watch and binge-watch while doing so. 

It turns out I am not the only one, especially with Netflix shows like Orange Is The New Black. 

During a survey conducted by the people of Netflix, they found that most fans of Orange Is The New Black, rewatch old episodes in preparation for a new season. 

We are some die-hard fans! Netflix also released the series most re-watched episodes. As expected, viewers prefer to re-indulge in the last three episodes of a season (those always make great refreshers!), but the one that remains supreme is, of course, season 1, episode 1 when Piper Chapman leaves her supportive fiancĂ© Larry for her new home: a woman’s prison. I have seen that episode a few times myself. 

Some popular episodes include: 

Season 1:
Episode 1 - “I wasn’t ready”                                              
Sentenced to fifteen months for a crime committed in her youth, Piper Chapman leaves her supportive fiance Larry for her new home: a woman’s prison.
Episode 12 - “Fool me once”
Painful truths reorient several relationships and careers: Pennsatucky feels disrespected by Piper; Larry gives a revealing radio interview.
Episode 13 - “Can’t fix crazy”
Red’s scheme to reclaim her kitchen backfires; the inmates stage a Christmas pageant; Piper’s plans unravel even as she realizes her life is in jeopardy,

Season 2:
Episode 11 - “Take a break from your values”
Piper is shocked at an unexpected change in her status; Soso’s hunger strike attracts new support that takes on a religious fervor.
Episode 12 - “It was the change”
Tensions run high as a prison power outage forces several issues to come to light; Piper finds herself compromised and is forced to think on her feet.
Episode 13 - “We have manners. We’re polite”
Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates face and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.

Season 3:
Episode 11 - “We can be heroes”
Caputo and Piper confront labor issues. A miracle occurs in Norma’s group. Crazy Eyes’ erotica winds up in the hands of the staff.
Episode 12 - “Don’t make me come back there”
Daya goes into labor. Sophia suffers a hate crime. Stella helps Piper with a business snag. Taystee takes on a new role.
Episode 13 - “Trust no bitch”

Miracles and conversions occur, but Piper and Caputo know that some situations can’t be dealt with through spiritual means.

Other Canadian-specific highlights about OITNB fans you may find interesting:

·         Almost one quarter of Canadian respondents (23%) plan to watch the previous season while 42% plan on re-watching all seasons before the season 4 launch
·         Close to half of respondents (43%) said they will start preparing for the new season (S4) this week, and Canadian fans are willing to give up house chores to do so -- cleaning the house (41%) and making your bed (38%)
·         Outside of refreshing their memory, one third said they like to re-watch to relive moments with their favourite characters and 30% said they look for possible foreshadowing
Over one quarter (28%) said they re-watch because it’s their favourite show and they can’t get enough

-          It can be lonely in Litchfield. Over one third of Canadian respondents (32%) said they plan to re-watch by themselves.





OITNB season 4 is streaming June 17th only on Netflix and you can guarantee I will be "busy" for the next several evenings.

Oh and if you've binged through OITNB and are looking for more prison drama - check out Wentworth. You can watch seasons 1-3 on Netflix! Enjoy! 

Posted on behalf of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

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