Orange Series Review

Overview: Ten years ago Kakeru committed suicide. Now his friends, feeling regret, send letters to their past selves in an effort to save him. I reviewed this week to week so if you are interested in my thoughts on individual episodes click here. Review: For those following week to week, it is no surprise that … Continue reading Orange Series Review

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Orange Episode 13

Review: I'm definitely feeling conflicted about whether I liked the way this ended. The extended episode was nice because it meant we didn't get an abrupt pace shift in this final episode. The story has progressed slowly and steadily and the extra time allowed them to tell this final part the same way. I still … Continue reading Orange Episode 13

Orange Episode 12

Review: Okay, that's seriously going to be their explanation for how the letters got back to the past? Right... That was even worse than getting no explanation. However, it does fit the overall tone of the show. Completely irrational. Five different sets of instructions (that clearly weren't written in consultation given different bits of information … Continue reading Orange Episode 12

Orange Episode 11

Review: Suwa is taking an awful lot on faith that the science teacher was right in his theory on parallel worlds. And even if Suwa in the other timeline has regrets, why should current Suwa be forced to bear the consequences? I was super relieved when this happened. Good job. Now just do the same … Continue reading Orange Episode 11

91 Days Episode 9

Review: Corteo is captured but not yet killed. Kind of surprising really. This week felt like the story was done diverting us from the central narrative by watching gang in-fighting and seemed to get right back to Avilio and his revenge. Who is the elusive letter sender? Who is the fourth killer? With that focus … Continue reading 91 Days Episode 9

Orange Episode 7

Review: Episode 7 brings us a wonderfully emotional episode. Early on you just can't help but wonder why Suwa would show Naho his letter only to have left the last part of it at home. It becomes clearer as the episode continues, but it still makes you wonder why Naho didn't find that suspicious. The … Continue reading Orange Episode 7

Orange Episode 6

Review: This episode really knows how to pace drama. At no point did it feel like nothing was happening, and yet they really did make you wait until the very end to get to the punchline of the episode. Naho continues to be an incredibly oblivious character but at least she finally read the rest … Continue reading Orange Episode 6

Orange Episode 2 + 3

Review Episode 2: Compared to the first episode, I found this one kind of flat, even though is does much the same. That's kind of the problem. We've met the characters now and I'm waiting for the story to progress but rather than move along with any of the letter from the future we're watching … Continue reading Orange Episode 2 + 3