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I Wasn't Ready 

Piper Chapman is sent to jail as a result of her relationship with a drug smuggler.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Healy (as Michael J. Harney)
Carol Chapman
Howard Bloom
Brendan Burke ...
Wade Donaldson


Piper Chapman is sent to a federal women's prison for a 10-year-old crime she committed while in a relationship with an international drug smuggler. She leaves behind her comfortable life with her fiancé Larry for a world behind bars with drug addicts, murderers, and prostitutes. On her first day, Piper finds some unlikely allies and unintentionally makes some enemies. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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11 July 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Jason Biggs character says "I tell you everything; The web-cam horror, the penis shaving incident..." This is a reference to Biggs' character Jim from the American Pie franchise. See more »


In the video the new inmates watch the host says "Welcome to the Federal Department of Corrections". The correct name is the Bureau of Prisons. Additionally, the inmates shirts should also read "BOP", not DOC" See more »


[first lines]
Piper Chapman: [scenes of growing up] I've always loved getting clean. I love baths. I love showers. It's my happy place.
Piper Chapman: [suddenly in prison] *Was* my happy place.
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References Oz (1997) See more »


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Not bad but it wasn't exactly quality television either.
28 June 2016 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I had been warned, as most people probably have, that this show has a good amount of lesbian sex scenes. But it still caught me off guard that literally about ten seconds in, all of a sudden, they shove one in there. There isn't even a plot yet! I'm not against sex scenes or anything; I just want them to be there to progress the storyline. However, all of these scenes in this episode did pretty much nothing to do just that.

Now enough about that topic; I was getting sick of talking about it just writing it. The big thing that hit me about this show was, well, that nothing hit me about it. Was the acting bad? No. Was the acting incredible? No. It was just... Good. My reaction about the acting was basically my reaction about everything else in the show. Nothing popped out that said to me whether the show was good or bad. Everything was just okay, which, looking back on it, is actually a bad thing. This is the FIRST episode of a very promising Netflix television show. It needed something to draw viewers in, but there was absolutely nothing besides the sex scenes which were most likely there to create buzz around the show. I will be watching the next episode in the hopes that there is something more noteworthy.

I give Season One Episode One of Orange is the New Black 5/10

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