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I agree 100% that Piper isn't necessary. If the series just wanted to focus on the diverse cast of colorful inmates then I'd be 100% on board with them going as many seasons as needed. But that isn't what Netflix is doing. The real Piper is a show consultant or whatever, and I know they aren't going to write her out of the show. In fact I believe Netflix thinks she is the anchor to the show. Can't just have a show about a bunch of crazy drug dealing, murdering, loud inmates without having the white, high class, privileged, liberal   "relateable - or *gulp* endearing as coco said - character represented. It's how they sell the show in trailers, so even if her story is wildly irrelevant, it's still included so that the viewer can have someone's shoes to step inside of voyeurlistically.

To be clear, yes Netflix can go as long as they want, but I'm saying I can't see the quality of the show remaining high if they still insist on Piper being the lead character, as her story doesn't have much juice to ring out before it becomes really contrived.

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Her trip down south being canceled and Alex coming back an example of the contrivances.
Good shows know when to end.


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Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:



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Her trip down south being canceled and Alex coming back an example of the contrivances.
Good shows know when to end.

They coulda left that whole part out tbh. 
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Originally posted by Wynter Wynter wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

IMO they should stop at 3 seasons. It already feels like they are stretching out a story that's already hit it's emotional climax.

I mean, the cast of characters could continue going on but since the show is tied to Piper's story, there just isn't much else to do aside from closure to her and Alex.


none of this is following the book anyway so they can go as long as they want.  its a prison so as long as they incoming, is there really an end?  Piper isnt really necessary.


And her sentence can change at any time. There will be no closure cause Alex will be back.Alex will be back


dont give me hope.
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Anyone talk about when dude looked up in the bar and that old lady was sitting there lmfaoooo i was laughing for 5 minutes straight
She's one of my fave characters this season.i died laughing at that dirty tiny smiling face and his look of shock LOL
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Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

Originally posted by hauteshellbi hauteshellbi wrote:

Anyone talk about when dude looked up in the bar and that old lady was sitting there lmfaoooo i was laughing for 5 minutes straight
She's one of my fave characters this season.i died laughing at that dirty tiny smiling face and his look of shock
LOL

Yes episode 6
I swear I couldn't stop laughing. Jimmy was rocking out.
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-not reading anything on this page… seems like spoilers- 


lol tatee and HB.. i kinda wanna pace myself cus the next season probably wont be until 2015.. plus i wanna be productive and save the show for nighttime.. 
idk how long that will last though.. i havent been very productive today. 


I think they could definitely go to 4 seasons.. About pipers sentencing being half way through… so that means she didnt get time added on for beating pennsatuckys ass? 
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Poussey and that white German girl had me feeling some type of way...

I love me some Poussey

I'd stalk her like she was Christafor (Christopher)

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I decided to stop being stubborn and check out the first episode. The opening sequence assures me I would never last in prison. I'll turn this on whenever I feel myself about to go ham on a nicca. It ain't worth it.
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I think they can do 4 seasons...next season should be more prison politics but focused on people getting out...season 4 should show some of them once they've gotten out and those who are still stuck in the system.  3 would be too abrupt.

Piper gets on my nerves because she always does the opposite of what she should do...literally always.  But i feel like she needs love and security which is why i want her to be with Larry. I like guys like Larry...funny and dorky, unassuming without being total pucci's.  i don't think they've been successful in making him multi dimensional though.  it feels like he's unable to empathize with Piper's situation in jail, but at the same time he seems like such an understanding, able to see all sides of things type of guy.  Why would he be interested in doing anything further to jeopardize how she's treated in prison?  that makes him slimy, but he's not slimy.  i guess this is how real people are.  you can't tell who is who, so trust NO ONE. Stern Smile
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I could see 4 seasons if they focused on people getting out.
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