Let me preface this review by saying that Orange is the New Black is a completely unconventional show. It has everything from violent knife fights to, well, violent lesbian sex scenes.
OITNB is not for the easily offended or weak of heart (I’m looking at you mom).
OITNB is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. Premiering on Netflix in 2013, the series follows the ups and downs of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) after she’s sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed ten years prior. Piper, a bisexual woman leading a seemingly normal and quiet life, is forced to leave her fiancee and join her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) and a whole gang of high-strung, crackpot inmates.
I found that it’s a constant sway between loving and hating each character, but their realism makes each one surprisingly easy to relate to. Sure, there are a select few that you wish you could push down a flight of stairs, but that bubbling hatred only adds to the excitement of waiting for the wrath of mother karma.
8/10 – orange is my new crack.