Netflix prison comedy drama Orange is the New Black premiered its fourth season this Friday June 17th and all episodes are available for binge viewing here.
Emmys: 4 wins 16 nominations
The Emmy Awards should probably decide if this is a comedy or drama. They ran it as a comedy series in 2014 and switched to drama in 2015.
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Victorian horror series Penny Dreadful premieres its 3rd season two weeks from tonight and will feature a fresh rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic mad-scientist manifesto The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
“Penny dreadfuls” were a 19th-century London publishing phenomenon that featured a mass influx of cheap, illustration-heavy horror-based drama pieces.
Outstanding rational in a drama series
Honorable mention : Rory Kinnear : John Clare : Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful is an elegant and clever amalgam of 17th century horror classics most notably : Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, among others.
The show focuses mainly on ***madness*** or : the tragic existence of a kindhearted Vanessa Ives who unwillingly serves as a conduit for the abstract notion of the apocalypse or “end of days”.
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Strangers in Strange Lands
A gypsy of a strange and distant time
Travelling in panic all direction blind
Aching for the warmth of a burning sun
Freezing in the emptiness of where he’d come from
Left without a hope of coming home.
Gypsy — Moody Blues
He didn’t want to be a gypsy, he wasn’t really a gypsy by nature, but he left without a hope of coming home.
The world and himself made him a gypsy, an exile: a stranger in strange lands.
But he did push for the burning sun. It technically is called RADIATION. Order AND Disorder.
Lichtquant — Albert Einstein
A Photon — a light quantum
And every one, except one of his mentors, his older fellow exiles, including Einstein, eventually disagreed with Teller Ede, making him an exile three times: a stranger in strange lands, all his life.
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