TV Club: OITNB needs villains, but how much time should it spend on them?
Welcome to TV Club’s coverage of season four of Orange Is The New Black. Reviews will be posting daily at 2:oo pm EST, leading to the review of the season finale on June 29. These reviews are written from the perspective of having only seen the episode in question, and so we ask that you respect the pace of other viewers and avoid spoiling details from future episodes in your comments.
I understand the function that Healy serves on Orange Is The New Black. If the show has an interest in the ways that these inmates are being served poorly by a broken system, it would be ineffective if there was not some level of personal responsibility within those failures. It’s not just that there are good people working in prisons like Litchfield who are hamstrung by corporate interest: it’s also probable that there …