Monthly Archives: June 2014
My new favorite series is a show on Netflix called “Orange Is the New Black”
The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a bisexual woman living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison for transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend, Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), who is an international drug smuggler/mule. The offense occurred ten years prior to the start of the series, and in that time Piper had moved on to a quiet, law-abiding life among New York’s upper middle class. While in prison, Piper is reunited with Alex (who named Piper in her trial – resulting in her arrest), and they re-examine their relationship and deal with their fellow inmates. At the end of Season Two, Piper has 8 months left in prison.
Orange is the New Black is currently streaming Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix. The streaming service company has not announced a release date for Season 3, though based on their scheduling, it will likely return in Summer 2015.
Amazing show. Remarkable cast. Great writing. Wonderful direction.