Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

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Jenji Kohan
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Series cast summary:
Taylor Schilling ...  Piper Chapman 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Mulgrew ...  Galina 'Red' Reznikov 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Uzo Aduba ...  Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Danielle Brooks ...  Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Dascha Polanco ...  Dayanara Diaz 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Selenis Leyva ...  Gloria Mendoza 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Nick Sandow ...  Joe Caputo 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Yael Stone ...  Lorna Morello 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Taryn Manning ...  Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett 87 episodes, 2013-2019
Jackie Cruz ...  Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Adrienne C. Moore ...  Cindy Hayes 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Laura Prepon ...  Alex Vause 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Natasha Lyonne ...  Nicky Nichols 81 episodes, 2013-2019
Jessica Pimentel ...  Maria Ruiz 81 episodes, 2013-2019
Elizabeth Rodriguez ...  Aleida Diaz 79 episodes, 2013-2019
Laura Gómez ...  Blanca Flores 74 episodes, 2013-2019
Michael Harney ...  Sam Healy 67 episodes, 2013-2019
Matt Peters ...  Joel Luschek 64 episodes, 2013-2019
Lea DeLaria ...  Big Boo 63 episodes, 2013-2019
Dale Soules ...  Frieda Berlin 63 episodes, 2014-2019
Diane Guerrero ...  Maritza Ramos 57 episodes, 2013-2019
Vicky Jeudy ...  Janae Watson 56 episodes, 2013-2019
Emma Myles ...  Leanne Taylor 54 episodes, 2013-2019
Samira Wiley ...  Poussey Washington 52 episodes, 2013-2019
Julie Lake ...  Angie Rice 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Constance Shulman ...  Yoga Jones 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Abigail Savage ...  Gina Murphy 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Alysia Reiner ...  Natalie Figueroa 47 episodes, 2013-2019
Annie Golden ...  Norma Romano 46 episodes, 2013-2019
Lin Tucci ...  Anita DeMarco 45 episodes, 2013-2019
Kimiko Glenn ...  Brook Soso 44 episodes, 2014-2019
Joel Marsh Garland ...  Scott O'Neill 42 episodes, 2013-2019
Daniella De Jesús ...  Zirconia Cabrera 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Laverne Cox ...  Sophia Burset 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Catherine Curtin ...  Wanda Bell 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Mike Houston ...  CO Lee Dixon 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Emily Tarver ...  CO Artesian McCullough 38 episodes, 2016-2019

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Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in New York for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets. Written by Jwelch5742

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Initially, Laura Prepon didn't want to do the nude scenes. She said in an interview: "The nudity was a problem for me. It's one of the reasons I was originally unsure about taking the role. I'd done it once before [in Karla (2006)], but it was for a very specific reason and for this I didn't know if I wanted to do it. So we talked about it and Jenji [Kohan] made the point that in the prison it's basically like a women's locker room. You walk around naked and it's like 'Whatever, we all have the same equipment.' So we talked and she assured me it would never be gratuitous and whenever we'd do nudity we'd talk about it and make sure it's done in a way that I'll be super comfortable. And it always has been." See more »

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In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother. See more »

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Debbie Doggett: [to her case worker at the social security office about young Tiffany] See for yourself she ain't right in the head. Never had all what belongs to her, poor thang. But we take what the Lord gives us...
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Debbie Doggett: Anyhow, so's I understand it, supplemental security income benefits for little bessie bugs like mine is $314 a month. Is that right?
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Hilarious and dark.
13 July 2013 | by chuckylewinSee all my reviews

This show is a seriously funny drama.

If you like 'Weeds', 'Breaking Bad' or prefer your humour on the darker side, then give it a go... you will not be disappointed.

Very few people create characters like Jenji Kohan... and it is the characters that make this show. Like 'Weeds', 'Orange' is fresh and original, and like 'Weeds' the lead character is tragically flawed and hilariously funny.

Well done to Netflix on their latest production... 'Hemlock Grove' is just weird, 'House of Cards' was hit and miss... but it looks like the third time is a charm. Bravo.

(FYI: humour is how we Brits spell humor). :-)


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