Orange is the New Black

For years, creating a tv show that is entirely based on life in prison has not seem to take with producers. It might be that they considered it the holy grail, or that the audience would not understand it. Well thankfully, Netflix took a chance with this tv show and i have to applaud them for that.

Orange is the new black is brought to us by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and delivers on the motifs attendant to the ironic offender tale, but with considerably more depth and nuance this time around. Based on the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman, the series' lead protagonist is Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a staple in the Park Slope artisanal bath products business who lives with her minimally exceptional fiancé Larry Bloom (an earnestly repellent Jason Biggs). The orange in this case refers to the standard-issue prison jumpsuit that one new New York woman must hop into after she's hauled in for a crime she committed 10 years ago, back when she was a wild-child, post-college lesbian.

Despite taking place in a scary prison, Orange is the New Black has tons of heart and humor, which it uses as its backbone to set up drama both light and heavy. You'll care about these characters instantly and accept their strengths and weaknesses. Even though it's written from a female point of view, it shouldn't be a problem for men to enjoy (and not just because of boobiez). It's dramedy in every sense of that made-up word; There are serious stakes but it's funny enough that it won't get you totally down.  

Should you watch it? 
Definitely... I personally can't wait for season 2.. Its awesome.


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