Hello, everyone! Today, I’m talking about TV… specifically, two TV shows that I’m thinking about adding to my “to-watch” list. They both sound awesome, and they’re both hella queer, but… DECISIONS, DECISIONS. I mean, I already did a post about the movies and TV shows that I want to watch this summer, and I hardly need to add anything more, but on the other hand I’ve heard soooo many good things about these two shows!
I’d probably end up watching them in late summer, after I’ve finished doing 4-H Thingies at the county fair but before I head off to college. Because a girl needs something to do with her time, and hella queer shows about pretty women sound like an excellent way of passing that time. Anyway, I shall list the pros and cons of each and then you can tell me what you think – which show you think I should watch!
Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiancé when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-thirties she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner ten years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.
- Sooooooooooooooooooooooo many LGBTQ+ characters
- It’s hilarious, apparently?
- LAVERNE COX OMG OMG OMGGGGGG
- A bunch of my friends, both queer and straight, watch this show, so I’d have loads of people to fangirl with
- Samira Wiley is part of the cast AND SHE IS FLIPPIN’ GORGEOUS OH MY GOD I CANNOT HANDLE HER HOTNESS
- There are soooo many female characters and that’s a welcome change from most other popular shows
- One of the characters is a transgender woman AND SHE’S ACTUALLY PLAYED BY A TRANS ACTRESS YIPPEE
- It’s contemporary and that genre is usually not my favorite
- The main character is technically bi but I’ve heard that the show is afraid to label her as such?
- Not quite sure if I’m comfortable with that much stuff about sex and drugs
Season three will premiere on June twelfth and the show is available on Netflix – which my family has, yay! Even better, the show is a Netflix original, meaning that all the new episodes will be available for viewing at the same time.
When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman, Beth – who looks like her – she decides to steal Beth’s identity – boyfriend and money included – in an attempt to begin a new life for herself. But assuming Beth’s life – Sarah eventually learns that Beth was her clone – doesn’t go as smoothly as she anticipates because Beth was a cop caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, making Sarah the new target. Sarah must fight to stay alive while trying to escape from the complex web.
- SCIENCE FICTION WITH QUEER WOMEN WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT FROM LIFE?
- Deals with Big Important Questions About Scientific Ethics
- One of the characters is a trans man
- One of the main characters is a scientist (a really cute one, BTW) and her girlfriend is also a scientist and they do science-y things together and… I don’t know, I think that’s really adorable
- Did I mention that said girlfriend has a sexy French accent and that… OMG, Engie is so very very gay and weak?
- One of the characters is bisexual and the show doesn’t avoid labeling her!
- The leading actress (Tatiana Maslany) plays nine different characters and I think that’s fantastic
- I’m pretty sure it’s Super Serious and not funny?
- Actually I know that season three is sad
- Its trans character isn’t played by a trans actor
- Not quite as many LGBTQ+ characters as Orange Is The New Black
There are currently three seasons, but if I’m not sure how many (if any) seasons are available for US Netflix users. Apparently seasons one and two can be streamed through Amazon Prime Instant Video, but I would have to figure out how that service even works first.
Well, then. I’d really appreciate it if you would recommend which show I should watch – I’ll doubtless watch both shows eventually, but I wanna know which one I should choose for this summer versus for, like, months and months from now! And even if you haven’t seen either Orange Is The New Black or Orphan Black, which show sounds more interesting to you? I NEED SOME ANSWERS BECAUSE I CAN’T DECIDE. Both shows sound lovely, but there are only so many hours in a day, so I’m limiting myself to just one. But which one?