The first word muttered by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in his new solo outing Logan is, “Fuck,” while some thugs try to strip the car that he’s drunkenly sleeping inside of. Straight from the first line uttered, the filmmakers wanted it to be very, very clear that this isn’t like the previous movies we’ve seen Wolverine in. When he proceeds to hack off his attacker’s limbs with his retractable claws, pierce skulls and then push the bullets out of his wounds into a dirty bathroom sink, we know we’re watching something unlike what we’ve seen before.
As a little bit of a gift from Netflix, they’ve dropped the episodes of Orange is the New Black’s third season one day early. I don’t know why they’ve done this, but hey. I like getting things early!
This third season premiere focuses on the powerful option we have as choice. We have a choice to do this. We have a choice to do that. In some scenarios, some people don’t have a choice at all. From an act of vengeance, to and act of desperation, and further to an act of intelligent thought about your own future, we all have a certain amount of options that will change our lives forever. And it’s those choices, in large part, that are responsible for why these women of Orange is the New Black are committed to terms at Litchfield.
There seems to be a sadness present in Orange is the New Black’s second season that was not present, or was at least below the surface, in the first, freshman season and was allowed to come to the surface on its sophomore go-around and grow into a stock. Perhaps in the third season, that stock will be allowed to bloom into a cynical flower.