ELSEWHERE: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Doesn’t Get Religion

Netflix’s prison comedy/drama Orange Is The New Black is the service’s latest hit, following on the heels of House of Cards and the resurrected Arrested Development. (It currently has a score of 79 on Metacritic.) However, for all of its strengths, B. D. McClay argues that the show fails when it comes to representing religion: it presents a deeply caricatured version of religion (and religious adherents) even as it “depends heavily on the residual weight that religion’s cultural trappings can give a scene or a conversation.”

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