Orange Is the New Black

orange is the new black tv showNetwork: Netflix
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 11, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, and Taryn Manning

TV show description:      
A dramedy, this series follows the the life of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a New York City resident whose wild past comes back to haunt her. This results in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary

Piper’s sentenced to 15 months at the women’s federal prison in Litchfield, New York after being caught transporting a suitcase full of drug money for Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). Alex is an international drug smuggler and a past girlfriend. Incarcerated in the same facility as Piper, Alex grew up poor with girls in school bullying her and eventually wound up in the drug business.

Piper starts a line of artisanal soaps prior to leaving for prison. Once inside, she tries to understand her place in the prison hierarchy, as well as handle the stresses of her new life and of trying to maintain a relationship with her fiance, Larry Bloom (Jason Biggs). He’s a struggling journalist who believes their relationship can withstand Piper’s incarceration.

Miss Claudette (Michelle Hurst) is Piper’s roommate. She’s initially very strict, but softens over time. Before prison, Miss Claudette ran an illegal immigration and child labor cleaning service. She was inducted into the service when she came to the United States as a child.

Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov (Kate Mulgrew) owned a restaurant with her husband and worked with the Russian mob. Now in prison, Red is the go-to woman and runs the place behind the scenes. Red takes some women under her wing and gives them a chance to work with her.

Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett (Taryn Manning) works with Alex in the laundry room and preaches about God and healing others. She shot a nurse at an abortion clinic after an offhand remark and found religion when a Christian law firm got her a shorter sentence in prison.

Sam Healy (Michael J. Harney) helps to run the prison and manages Piper’s case, among others. He is in a relationship with an immigrant who has two years left to wait until she gets her green card.

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like the Orange Is the New Black TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. CHINA GIRL says

    Loved it!!!!! This show is awesome I just heard about it so I binged watched both seasons in two days without sleeping dats how good it was!!!! Can’t wait for season 3!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. karenc says

    love this show, Please dont cancel it. I think more people would watch it if it was advertised more. I just happened to hear about it from someone, never seen an advertisment for it.

  3. says

    We love this show. My friends are just finding out about it, and love it. I hope that it gets advertised more.


  4. Thomas says

    I freaking loved it! Great show! I can see it running for many season.
    But can someone tell me who is the Meth Head that has Ponytail? The one who hangs with Pennsatucky, Leanne, and Angie? Is it just me or does that girl have the greatest facial expressions. Can’t wait to watch what happens next!!!!!!!!!

  5. LB says

    Just finished watching the first season and I loved it!! I can’t wait for Season 2 to see what happens next – I can’t believe I have to wait until next year!

  6. Anonymous says

    SOOOOOOO in love with this show. Immediately addicted. Completely devastated to know it barely premiered and I will be waiting another year for season two!

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