Regina Spektor - You’ve Got Time
Theme Song Week
Last summer, Orange is the New Black landed on Netflix to near-universal acclaim. Created by Jenji Kohan, the woman behind Weeds, OitNB steps up to tackle a broad range of issues from trans-relations to the private prison complex to coping mechanisms to guard-inmate dynamics. It makes sense, then, that the song in the show’s introduction was crafted specifically for it. A poignant moment comes when Regina Spektor sings, “Remember all their faces, remember all their voices”. This show tries to give both identity and a voice to those who, while in prison, find themselves wholly disenfranchised. I’m so glad that Orange is the New Black exists; it’s always wonderful when a program sits at an intersection of entertaining and important.
I can’t wait for the second season.