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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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Referenced in Rough Night (2017) See more »

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You've Got Time
by Grammy nominee Regina Spektor
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A good start
14 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Orange Is The New Black is an Emmy winning TV show directed by Jenji Kohan who surprisingly got the inspiration for the show due to her experience in women's prisons.

This is my first time watching the TV show so my opinion will be from an outsider, not a fan. The first thing I've noticed is that it's very explicit; the first scenes already consisted of naked women showering, which I think it's a good thing because lesbianism is a taboo subject in contemporary society. This is further seen in certain scenes where we witness women during intercourse. It's natural thing and we shouldn't censor such things. I like how it's very realistic and it doesn't sugarcoat any aspect of the women's prison (of what I've seen so far).

Moving on to the actual content and plot of the story, I really liked it. I especially enjoyed the flashbacks in scenes, which really established and structured an inmate's character. It gives us a sense of what they are as a person and it's interesting how different they were before and after being in prison. In that small space of time, it sort of shows a little bit of character development. The show is very funny, the jokes are witty and not corny, the acting (especially by Taylor Schilling) is amazing, she puts a lot of emotions in her lines and her crying scenes are very believable; this also goes to the rest of the inmates that's been introduced so far. It's as if we're actually really there with them, in that prison.

Obviously, I've only watched the first 2 episodes so it's explainable why it's still a bit dragged out and a little dull for me but I will most definitely continue with the TV series as the character's backstory as to why they end up in prison is something that fascinates me.


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