We all have an ex we love to hate, and that drives-you-crazy dynamic is one of the many factors that has me addicted to Orange Is the New Black. The memoir-based Netflix series stars Taylor Schilling as a privileged, preppy 30-something who’s serving time in the same women’s prison as her former flame, bad girl Alex Vause (played to despicable perfection by Laura Prepon), for a drug-trafficking attempt gone wrong a decade earlier.
When it comes to Friday nights, I like to keep things pretty low-key. Give me a rom com and a bottle of wine and I’m happy girl. So, Netflix and me? We’re pretty tight. But then, Netflix did something terrible. Something that put all my future Friday nights in jeopardy. It retired a slew of my favorite movies.
I’m talking greats like Roman Holiday, As Good as It Gets, and Titanic. But just as I was about to put on my heels and brave the weekend bar scene (goodbye, cozy nights by the TV), Netflix earned back its spot in my heart by rolling out several newly available, fashion-heavy flicks. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Thelma & Louise. Amélie. With Holly Golightly’s iconic LBD and Thelma’s covetable high-waisted jeans at my fingertips, it’s a good thing I didn’t do anything drastic like throw out my microwave popcorn. Oh, Netflix, you tease.