Orange Is the New Black's Fourth Season Is Vexingly Tragic and Rewarding

In its infancy, Orange Is the New Black was the story of Piper Chapman, a narcissistic white woman thrown into a prison complex that seemingly erased privilege. It didn’t take long for the series to reveal itself as less about the chronicles of Piper—the show’s obnoxious nucleus—and more as a tragic saga about the…

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Marvel’s Got an Asian Problem and It’s Not Getting Any Better

One of the latest Marvel casting rumors making the rounds is that Michael Barbieri’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character is based on Ganke Lee, who, in the comics, is the best friend of Miles Morales. Not regular Spider-Man, better known as Peter Parker. In the comics, Ganke Lee is a pudgy Korean-American who looks like…

A Pop-Up in Singapore Is Serving 'Prison Grub' in a Jail-Like Setting to Promote OITNB

Here is a bad idea: to celebrate the return of Orange Is the New Black, a restaurant in Singapore, in an apparent partnership with Netflix, is doing a pop-up “prison dining experience.” That means “home-cooked prison grub” served in a jail-like cafeteria setting. Piper Kerman, who wrote the book the show is based on…

Winona Ryder Is Back in Creepy New Netflix Series Stranger Things

Netflix describes its new series as “a love letter to the supernatural classics of the ‘80s,” and it’s certainly got that feeling all the way down to the Wes Craven-style font and Alan Howarth-worthy score. Premiering July 15, Stranger Things is the tale of a small-town boy who disappears without a trace, which the…

The Lead Role in Girlboss, the Netflix Show About Sophia Amoruso, Is Described as an 'Anarchist' 

As previously reported, Netflix is turning Nasty Gal founder and former CEO Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography #Girlboss into a 13-episode comedy series, one that will likely not dwell on the layoffs and reported dysfunction—including the alleged firing of several pregnant employees—faced by the company in recent years.

Chelsea Handler's Pretty Happy About Chelsea. Whether That's Enough, We'll See

Chelsea Handler has “reinvented” the talk show format: her new Netflix show streams at midnight on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and, if you crave dependability, her small tweaks to the format will be quite jarring. Some of her formats—eating dinner at her home with the cast of Captain America, for instance—you saw…

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