If you’re a torrent person, Orange is the New Black season 5 is available today.
Don’t be a douche and download it.
What happened is this: A hacker named thedarkoverlord got her hands on a copy of Orange is the New Black, and that hacker told Netflix she would release it unless Netflix paid her. Netflix didn’t pay her. She released it.
“It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix. You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was. We’re quite ashamed to breathe the same air as you. We figured a pragmatic business such as yourselves would see and understand the benefits of cooperating with a reasonable and merciful entity like ourselves.”
The thedarkoverlord claims to have also obtained copies of other shows not only from Netflix, but from other networks, including ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC, apparently stolen from Larson Studios late last year.
In the meantime, Netflix has the cops looking into it.
But look: 90 percent of you subscribe to Netflix. Netflix has been good to you. You all have more television than you can possibly watch. There’s probably 3 or 4 Netflix series in your queue right now. You don’t need to jump the line so you can brag about seeing Orange is the New Black early, because everyone will know how you did, and they will all shame you for it, and if you spoil Orange is the New Black for others, people will throw rocks through your windows and ban you from message boards.
Don’t be that guy. Wait until June and enjoy it with the rest of us. Netflix didn’t do anything to you except provide you more TV than you can handle for an incredibly modest price. Be a good Internet citizen and ignore the pirated copies.