Orange Is The New Black – The Book & TV Series

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Jenji Kohan is the creator of the TV series.

Orange Is the New Black

If there’s one thing I’ll tell you straight up before I get into this, read the book first. It’s one of the reasons I never got past Harry Potter &The Goblet Of Fire. Once Id seen the film I saw the characters as different people to how I imagined them myself. I was initially worried about that but with Orange Is The New Black I’ve found them to compliment each other. I love how the book makes you understand Piper more but the series gives me that image making both even better together.

By the time this goes live I’ll be honest and say I’m only 20% through the book ( on my kindle). This isn’t even a review really it’s a call to get reading & this is the place to start if you haven’t got a book on the go. It’s a story I think for me personally is one I would never know without reading or seeing it. Seeing a real view of the female prison system that I don’t think has been shown with such frankness. I hate reviews that give away everything so instead I’m just saying read it. It forces you to see perspectives most of us never imagined existed. And proof that we already know that nobody’s perfect but can be loved no matter what they’ve done.

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I just want to make a point that I love the TV series just as much as the book it’s just you find more detail & truth in it. The book starts by explaining how she ended up in Prison where as the TV series starts as she’s about to go in Prison then explains the back story through the seasons. On the left of the photo is Taylor Schilling who plays Piper Chapman on TV & the right is the author Piper Kerman who lived it & wrote the book.

I also have to say I’m utterly addicted to the opening track to the TV series. It’s by Regina Spektor called You’ve Got Time.

 

Vikings Season 3 Trailer – Little Too Excited!

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If you haven’t watched anything from Vikings then I’m recommending you do. In the UK its exclusive to Amazon Instant (Lovefilm). For just £5.99 a month and the first 30 days is free to new members. I’m not selling this to you it’s just the only way you can get Vikings easily without buying the Box Sets. This originally aired on the History channel in the US and it kinda put me off it as I though it would be more technical rather than a drama series.

The story follows a main character called Ragnar Lothbrok who lives in a small village but has big plans for him and his family. My most loved character is his wife Lagatha she just kicks ass as a shield maiden. Keep an eye out for Loki he just keeps on surprising me.

If you’re only looking to fill the void of Game Of Thrones and keep you going until next season then this will do that for you. The only problem is that when you run out of episodes you’ll miss this as much as Game Of Thrones. I really love that the trailers doesn’t really show the story you just get to see the characters. That being said If you haven’t watched the first 2 seasons and want too then don’t spoil it or you’ll know who is dead or alive.

 

Game of Thrones – Season 4

If you watch the series Game of Thrones and happen to be living under a rock then I’m very pleased to announce that Season 4 will be airing April 6th on Sunday in the USA. That being said for the Brits we will get it the day after at 9pm. So in honour of the happy fantasy geek fest that is we will be likely watching the first three seasons again to catch back up and remember everything that’s gone on, either that or at least season 3. There are so many new series we are wanting to watch like Intelligence (Josh Holloway aka Sawyer  in Lost) and Bitten which is about a female warewolf (better than it sounds).