orange is the new HIT

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.

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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.


About ashleysnetpicks

Hello, my name is Ashley. I completed my undergrad at McMaster University in Communications, and am now working towards a public relations certificate. I’ve also had the chance to work with some really great organizations in the field, including the Canada Border Services Agency, Bayer Inc. and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. On a more personal level, I enjoy playing sports, reading and spending time with friends. I also have a “minor” Netflix addiction that I’ve decided to make use of through the majesty of blogging. Enjoy!
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1 Response to orange is the new HIT

  1. nasfu9112 says:

    Here are a few brief reasons as to why I enjoyed both Season one & two of OITNB: 1) The character development – each episode we learn about a different female inmate and feel empathy towards her situation. 2) lesbian sex scenes with Laura Prepon!!! 3) Cliff hanger endings in each episode! I believe everyone who watched this new show exclusive to Netflix “binge” watched OITNB and was done in mere days. Everyone was hooked & could not wait for the next season. 4) The series was “Fresh” – when has the audience ever been taken thru the lives of women in prison? 5) No use of Smoke & Mirrors! Unlike in Veronica Mars, which I did enjoy, However the shows inadequacies were covered up by beautiful people (Bell) and the landscape of Hollywood. You don’t find this in OITNB. This series is very story & character driven featuring women of all sizes and ethnics. Can’t wait for season Three!!!

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