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Orange Is the New Black 

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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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Series cast summary:
Taylor Schilling ...  Piper Chapman 78 episodes, 2013-2018
Kate Mulgrew ...  Galina 'Red' Reznikov 78 episodes, 2013-2018
Uzo Aduba ...  Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren 77 episodes, 2013-2018
Danielle Brooks ...  Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson 76 episodes, 2013-2018
Dascha Polanco ...  Dayanara Diaz 76 episodes, 2013-2018
Selenis Leyva ...  Gloria Mendoza 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Nick Sandow ...  Joe Caputo 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Yael Stone ...  Lorna Morello 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Taryn Manning ...  Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett 74 episodes, 2013-2018
Adrienne C. Moore ...  Cindy Hayes 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Jackie Cruz ...  Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Laura Prepon ...  Alex Vause 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Natasha Lyonne ...  Nicky Nichols 68 episodes, 2013-2018
Jessica Pimentel ...  Maria Ruiz 68 episodes, 2013-2018
Michael Harney ...  Sam Healy 66 episodes, 2013-2018
Elizabeth Rodriguez ...  Aleida Diaz 66 episodes, 2013-2018
Lea DeLaria ...  Big Boo 62 episodes, 2013-2018
Laura Gómez ...  Blanca Flores 61 episodes, 2013-2018
Vicky Jeudy ...  Janae Watson 55 episodes, 2013-2017
Diane Guerrero ...  Maritza Ramos 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Emma Myles ...  Leanne Taylor 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Samira Wiley ...  Poussey Washington 51 episodes, 2013-2017
Matt Peters ...  Joel Luschek 51 episodes, 2013-2018
Dale Soules ...  Frieda Berlin 50 episodes, 2014-2018
Julie Lake ...  Angie Rice 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Constance Shulman ...  Yoga Jones 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Abigail Savage ...  Gina Murphy 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Annie Golden ...  Norma Romano 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Lin Tucci ...  Anita DeMarco 44 episodes, 2013-2017
Kimiko Glenn ...  Brook Soso 43 episodes, 2014-2017
Laverne Cox ...  Sophia Burset 39 episodes, 2013-2018
Catherine Curtin ...  Wanda Bell 36 episodes, 2013-2017
Joel Marsh Garland ...  Scott O'Neill 35 episodes, 2013-2017
Alysia Reiner ...  Natalie Figueroa 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Daniella De Jesús ...  Zirconia Cabrera 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Beth Fowler ...  Sister Jane Ingalls 32 episodes, 2013-2016
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Storyline

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 Connecticut 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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The first scene Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling shot was the shower scene from the pilot. According to Prepon, the two had such natural chemistry that after one take, Schilling turned to her and said, "Thank God it's you!" See more »

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The timeline of the show often changes; the first season indicates being set in 2010 (upon entering prison, Piper begs Larry to not watch the latest Mad Men without her, and Larry is shown the latest episode from season 4, which originally aired in 2010). However, season 5 references the San Bernarndino shootings, which occurred in 2015. This cannot be possible as Piper's prison sentence was for 15 months and only about a year has passed in those five seasons. See more »

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Natalie Figueroa: [to Taystee about winning the mock job fair] This isn't a contest. You do your best because that's what you're supposed to do. Why is it so hard for you people to understand? You're like babies! "Where's my present?" "Pay attention to me!" "Give me things!" "Fix the heat!" "Build a gym!" I'm not your goddamn mommy. Grow up! In acknowledgment of your hard work and success, an award of $10 will be added to your commissary fund. Enjoy.
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An Excellent Show
16 July 2013 | by rjkeenanSee all my reviews

Outside of "Breaking Bad", "Game of Thrones", and "Walking Dead", this is the best show right now. What great character development. Jenji Kohan got it right this time. Kohan's other project, "Weeds", started out a really good show for the first two seasons, then just started to feel forced and ridiculous- you also kept losing empathy for the protagonist. The protagonist on this show has much more promise, and all of the characters are mysterious but round in their development. The flashbacks provide a much broader understanding of their history and what drives them, similar to "Lost", which mostly proved effective.

There is a lot of humor provided in Kohan's new series, but the humor is more based in reality, as opposed to the unbelievable goofiness that eventually ensued on "Weeds". I applaud Schilling and Mulgrew for their amazing work on this show, and Jason Biggs provides the adequate amount of comic relief just when it's needed most. The only criticism of the show would be Laura Prepon. Like in everything she does, she falls completely flat and doesn't add any real tension to the show, which is the only point of her character- that was a complete miscast. Aside from that, this is a close to perfect dramedy.

Netflix is really starting to step it up and give the big paid cable networks a run for the their money. Good- HBO and Showtime need to get with the times and create stand-alone programming outside of cable providers- they deserve to lose customers for that and Netflix is starting to pave the way with shows like "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards".


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