Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Orange is the New Black - No Seriously, It Really Is!


Orange is the New Black is the newest Netflix Original series and it's a humdinger! Imagine your friend, your neighbor, the girl you went to university with... She's a wasp. She went to a good school, probably has a closet full of Brooks Brothers & J. Crew, she comes from a good family and she's travelled the world. All-in-all, she's good ole American stock. Now imagine what would happen if that girl were sentenced to 15 months in a federal women's prison. That's what Orange is the New Black is all about - a waspy New Yorker named Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) who is convicted for a non-violent crime she committed during a misguided phase in her youth. The show is based on the memoirs of Piper Kerman who served 13 months of a 15 month sentence in a Connecticut prison and wrote Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison.

Funny, touching and sometimes scary, OITNB keeps me coming back again and again. The show is created by Jenji Kohan (creator of Weeds) and the cast includes Jason Biggs (American Pie), Taryn Manning (Crossroads), Natasha Lyonne (Slums of Beverly Hills) and Laura Prepon (That 70's Show). Y'all, I'm not even kidding when I say this show is a must-see! If you have Netflix, get on it. If you don't, sign up... It's totally worth it. There are even characters with names like Yoga Jones and Tasty... It's my new favorite show! 

If that doesn't tempt you, take a look at these 23 Surprising Facts About Orange is the New Black from Buzzfeed and the article the real life Piper's then fiancé Larry Smith wrote for the New York Times about her incarceration. 
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  1. I've been watching it too, it's such an interesting show! I think it's really well-cast...even if it is a little graphic sometimes!

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    1. Yeah, it's a bit graphic, but most shows are these days... Thanks for the comment!

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  2. AHHHHHHH, watched all episodes in two days, my fiance and LOVED IT!!!!!!

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    1. I know... Chomping at the bit for Season 2 to come out already! The suspense is killing me!

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