Orange Is The New Black

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Orange Is The New Black
Genre: Dramedy
Running Time: 51 - 93 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 11, 2013
Network(s): Netflix
Created by: Jenji Kohan
Distributed by: Lionsgate Televison
Starring: Taylor Schilling
Laura Prepon
Michael Harney
Michelle Hurst
Kate Mulgrew
Jason Biggs
Uzo Aduba
Danielle Brooks
Natasha Lyonne
Taryn Manning
Selenis Leyva
Adrienne C. Moore
Dascha Polanco
Nick Sandow
Yael Stone
Samira Wiley
Jackie Cruz
Lea DeLaria
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Jessica Pimentel
Laura Gómez
Matt Peters
Dale Soules
Alysia Reiner
Seasons: 7
Episodes: 91

Orange Is The New Black (sometimes abbreviated to OITNB) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan for Netflix. The series is based on Piper Kerman's memoir called "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, " about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison.


Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s, she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner ten years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system. She adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual, and unexpected people she meets.

Why It Rocks

  1. The show gives a detailed look at women in prison, and how they're treated depending on their race or sexuality.
    • It also shows that prisoners are still human, no matter how bad they are.
    • The show also gives great transgender representation too with Sophia's character and the episode "Lesbian Request Denied."
  2. The show also throws in a lot of black comedy throughout the episodes and balances it out with moving moments.
  3. Every single actor or actress has great performances, especially Taylor Schilling as Piper.
    • Laverne Cox's performance as transgender prisoner Sophia Burset is great too.
  4. All the characters develop throughout the show, and they start becoming good friends with Piper, such as Piper and Crazy Eyes.
    • The flashback structure the show uses also helps the characters develop too by giving them a bit of a backstory.
  5. Tasha is possibly the best character in the show due to her intelligence and circumstances she finds herself in.
  6. The theme song, "You've Got Time," is catchy as hell.
  7. The ending of the first episode is pure comedy gold.
  8. The final season is absolutely moving because of its emotional weight.

Bad Qualities

  1. Larry, Piper's fianceé, is considered to be the worst part of the show.
  2. Season 5 is pretty awful, and while Season 6 is better, it still isn't really that great.
  3. While Season 7 is, for the most part, a big improvement on the two previous seasons, its constant attacks on the immigration policies of President Donald Trump can get pretty repetitive (though they at least hold off on mentioning Trump by name).


Orange Is The New Black has become Netflix's most-watched original series and was widely acclaimed throughout its run. It has been praised for humanizing prisoners and for its depiction of race, sexuality, gender and body types.




11 months ago
Score 4

tHiS sHoW sHouLDN'T Be Exist BeCauSe of SjW cOnTeNt!!!

Bullcrap, this show isn't SJW at all! :)


11 months ago
Score 2
This show has now topped South Park as my favorite show of all time.


7 months ago
Score 0
I saw this series and I liked it, you know I like lesbians.


7 months ago
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13 days ago
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7 months ago
Score 0
I heard somewhere that the set for the show is now ABOANDED! I'm not kidding, look it up


6 months ago
Score 0
Orange is the new blue

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