Prison Breakout

Netflix keeps remaking TV, with its best show yet

In the 12th episode of Orange is the New Black--hold on a sec. Are we all on the same page here?

Orange, Netflix's terrific new drama set in a women's federal prison, was released on July 11, all 13 episodes at once. This is a new, viewer-empowering way of premiering TV, and judging by Netflix's 14 recent Emmy nominations for House of Cards and company, it's here to stay.

But it also--even as social media have made shows like the camp classic Sharknado more communal than ever--upends the principle of watercooler TV: that we see the same things at the same...

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