Ciggy Recommends: Enjoy Your Solitude


I wrote this article a couple years back but it’s still relevant and I still highly recommend this show! Carry on!


I find that if I pay close attention, even among the most asinine dregs of entertainment there are tiny kernels of kinky truth sprinkled beneath the surface. For instance what does reality television and kink have in common? Nothing really, but a couple of years ago during one of my late night wake-a-thons, I came across a little known show on Hulu titled Solitary. Before Hell’s Kitchen, seeing anything with the words Fox and Reality in it might have sent me into a homicidal rage. When I saw the ad for Solitary, rage was not on my mind,  intrigue was.



Weekend Netflix: Orange is the New Black



This weekend I’m reviewing season one of the new Netflix produced dramedy, Orange is the New Black. The series is written by Weed’s creator, Jenji Kohan, but some may not know that the show is also based on the real life experiences of Communications Executive, Piper Kerman. Netflix released the series on July 11th, a mere twenty-four hours before I posted this article, and so far the viewer feedback has been astoundingly positive. With an 8.2 rating on IMDB and a slew of multiple star ratings on the official webpage for the series, I think it’s well on its way to being a breakout hit for the experimental network and another notch on Jenji’s success belt.