Reviews for season 1 of 13-episode Netflix (NFLX +5.3%) prison drama Orange is the New Black...


Reviews for season 1 of 13-episode Netflix (NFLX +5.3%) prison drama Orange is the New Black have been solid, easily surpassing those provided for Arrested Development and at least on par with those for House of Cards. Salon refers to the show, which premiered yesterday, as "expansive, moving, crazy fun," and The Boston Globe calls it "funny, dramatically sound, poignant, and thoroughly addictive." Netflix execs must have had similar takes, since they signed off on a second season last month.
From other sites
Comments (10)
  • DIgitalMediaView
    , contributor
    Comments (631) | Send Message
     
    Google Trends suggest nowhere near the interest level has been building for ‘Orange’ compared with the other three new NFLX series this year (http://bit.ly/178q66C). And not all the reviews were so positive. Key mixed ones like NYT, and several thumbs down (see below). Series looks interesting, and I'll be watching this weekend as a fan of the first few seasons of Weeds, but does the stock of AMC jump every time it releases another interesting original? I guess you write new rules for a 630 P/E stock.

     

    Newsday: Orange is the new ‘blah’ http://bit.ly/16utBBP
    NYT: “Orange” may be a roughly hourlong show, but it has the soul of a sitcom or a teen drama — it’s more “Gossip Girl” than “Oz” — and situations tend to resolve themselves through slightly over-the-top humor and an increasingly prevalent sentimentality. http://nyti.ms/16utzKc
    People Weekly: An irritating comedy-drama. (paywall)
    Boston Herald: Time drags in Netflix’s prison dramedy…There’s spending time, wasting time and doing time: “Orange is the New Black” might leave you wondering if you’re being punished for something. http://bit.ly/13GdWVb
    12 Jul 2013, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • Aceinmysleeve
    , contributor
    Comments (459) | Send Message
     
    We don't know that the show has been the reason for the stock moves. I'd wager no.
    12 Jul 2013, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • DIgitalMediaView
    , contributor
    Comments (631) | Send Message
     
    True. The other reason thrown out today is the Hulu auction falling apart, which doesn't make a ton of sense either, IMHO (http://seekingalpha.co...). To my point, NFLX stock is operating by its own rules right now.
    12 Jul 2013, 08:23 PM Reply Like
  • Aceinmysleeve
    , contributor
    Comments (459) | Send Message
     
    Embrace the unknown. The people buying have their reasons you just don't know what they are. Could drop 40 next week.
    13 Jul 2013, 04:43 AM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
    , contributor
    Comments (2604) | Send Message
     
    Yesterday I posted my own generally positive review of "Orange is the New Black" on another SA thread.

     

    Today, as we contemplate the big upward move in the Netflix stock in the last four sessions, instead of wondering about the impact of the new "Orange" series, or the Hulu news, perhaps we might simply see that many people are optimistic about the innovative earnings report due later this month. See the article below which even passes on speculation that Netflix would not be creating a new video-style presentation of the earnings if it will contain bad news.

     

    http://bit.ly/1b8aXqg

     

    My own best wishes to Netflix!
    12 Jul 2013, 09:06 PM Reply Like
  • Gary J
    , contributor
    Comments (10646) | Send Message
     
    The Washington Post weighed in with this -

     

    "“Orange Is the New Black” feels like Netflix’s first real home run since it famously entered the scripted-series biz. I realize some people couldn’t get enough of the contorted “House of Cards” this year, and that the “Arrested Development” niche is still dizzy from their group binge in May, but “Orange” is the first series in which I’d almost insist that viewers upgrade to streaming service and come along for television’s seemingly inevitable future delivery method."

     

    http://wapo.st/157QziV
    13 Jul 2013, 05:21 AM Reply Like
  • JayBlisk
    , contributor
    Comments (44) | Send Message
     
    Disclosure I am bearish on Netflix long term.
    I watched the new series "Orange is the New Black" and I feel this one may fizzle out soon. I wasn't impressed however the show was ok. I am surprised that Netflix doesn't have more kid friendly tv shows produced. Its almost like a spin of Oz.
    16 Jul 2013, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
    , contributor
    Comments (2604) | Send Message
     
    I have found that the "Orange" series is cleverly written and believe many will like it. I have also decided, after two episodes, that personally I would instead rather watch other things on Netflix. But, then, that is the great thing about Netflix; there is so much choice.

     

    Be looking for kiddie programing in December, the Dreamworks "Turbo" series.
    16 Jul 2013, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • JayBlisk
    , contributor
    Comments (44) | Send Message
     
    I guess since I have over 1000+ dvds already and that I don't personally like sitcoms maybe the reason I am not a streaming video fan. I hardly ever make use of my Amazon prime video streaming service but definitely do the free shipping. I do like the competition for cable companies as I feel in a free market is healthy. I have stated before subs will peak within the next couple of years and if Netflix hasn't found a way to grow earnings by then watch out shareholders. My sister and her husband tried Netflix and they canceled before the free trial was over because of the content being limited and to inappropriate for their children. Which I agree. Cheers and happy trading!!!
    16 Jul 2013, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
    , contributor
    Comments (4373) | Send Message
     
    Started watching it because of news stories on stock sites re: NFLX. It's pretty good, and it's a women's prison show that my wife actually likes, too. ;)
    16 Jul 2013, 07:48 PM Reply Like
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Hub
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs