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.
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
I avoided all mention of this series prior to watching and I'm so glad I did. The result was a shock and awe of brilliantly original humor that had me rolling.
Season one went by in a flash. I had to hold off on watching episodes so I wouldn't use them up so quickly. It was that good.
The writing, directing and acting were all top notch and certainly award worthy. For me, Timothy Olyphant carried the show with a bunch of very high quality supporting actor performances rounding it all out. I will say though that I wish they chose someone other than Drew Barrymore for the co-lead. It was just very awkward watching her stumble and bumble through the crisply written scenes. Second to Olyphant and worth a special mention was Skyler Gisondo's performance. His lines and delivery accounted for some of the funniest moments by far.
I can't wait for season two.
48 of 66 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this
Get to know the fractured films of Yorgos Lanthimos, director of Oscar-nominee The Favourite. And join us here for the IMDb LIVE at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, streaming at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST on Sunday, Feb. 24.