Women’s prison. Those two words by themselves are enough to capture the attention of most hetero males age fourteen to the grave, but once you’ve brought them in with promises of T&A and lesbianic shower scenes, will it be enough to keep them locked in for longer than five minutes…surprisingly yes

I’ll be honest with you friends, I had all intentions of giving this one a pass, that is until I came across it under the “New Release” tab and saw it was labeled as a comedy. I’m always looking for a good laugh so I figured what the hell, it’s either this or I waste thirty minutes trying to figure out what to watch. While there are some laughable moments, a comedy this is not but an enjoyable watch it is…let’s dive in.

It’s a tale as old as time: boy meets girl and the two fall in love, they become engaged and then the girl has to go away and serve fifteen months in the joint for some stupid shit she did for a girl she was once in love with, heartwarming isn’t it.

Taylor Shilling turns in an amazing performance as Piper, the new fish thrown in with the sharks and left to drown. Larry played by Jason Biggs, in possibly his best non pie raping performance, is the fiancé having to get by with phone calls, visitations and edging. Speaking of actors from that particular coming of age movie, we also have Natasha Lyonne as Nicky, a junkie with mommy issues, who’s waiting to welcome Piper to the big house. And then theres Laura Prepon as Alex, the lesbian love interest that got Piper into this mess in the first place. There are so many great performances in this series but one of my favorites has to be Uzo Aduba as Crazy Eyes, I can’t wait to get into her back story. I apologize to the actors I haven’t mentioned here but hopefully knowing I enjoyed your performances equally as well will help you sleep at night.

I watched all thirteen episodes in about four days. It was well written, directed, acted and I was a little disappointed when I reached the end of season one but look forward to season two.

Hopefully I’ve given you enough without giving too much away.

Orange is the New Black gets a rating of “Consume it on Netflix”. Stay entertained friends.

-D

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  1. Have not got around to watching this yet but wanted to mention that I love the fucking name of your blog. 😉

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