The Review

Isaac Holden

Over my many years of television experience. I have encountered various genres of shows/movies such as: “Bones,” which is in the criminal investigation and suspense category, and another, “George Lopez,” which stars the show’s main protagonist, George Lopez. On top of theses examples of shows, there is one show that mends all of these genres together into one great masterpiece. “Orange Is the New Black”. “Orange Is the New Black” is a Netflix original TV show that has showcased two full seasons already, which are available to watch at your desire.

There are a handful of side-characters that eventually turn into main protagonists as the next episode unravels and tells their story, but the main characters of the series are Piper Chapman and Alex Vause. Piper Chapman plays as the main protagonist, who is a woman in her mid-30’s who lives a upper middle class life along with her wealthy parents and her fiance, Larry Bloom, who is a young big-shot journalist. On the other hand, Alex Vause plays as the international drug smuggler/mule.

Piper Chapman’s back-story is that she has been sentenced 15 months in a women’s federal prison called, Litchfield Penitentiary for transporting a drug-money filled suitcase to her former girlfriend, Alex Vause, who plays in this series as an international drug smuggler/mule. This situation soon comes into conflict with Piper’s upper middle class life with her parents and fiance. This happens to be the whole plot of the story.

“Orange Is the New Black” is a Netflix series mixed with a handful of genres such as: Comedy-drama and crime. This series was produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. “Orange Is the New Black” was first released to Netflix subscribers in July 11, 2014. Anonymous BuzzFeed writer said, “It’s impossible to know how widely watched ‘Orange Is the New Black’ is.” But roughly there was a measurement of views that the hit Netflix series has rolled in and come out roughly in between 3,000,000-3,500,000 views.

To give a little taste to to season 1,episode 1. Piper, our main character begins to serve her 15-month sentence in the woman’s federal prison. She begins to meet a a small section of characters that will soon become our main protagonist in future episodes. Daya, on of the inmates finds out that her mother is in the same prison as her and is ‘welcomed’ with a slap in the face. Piper then meets Sam Healy, which is her horrible counselor that despises lesbians in a way. By the end of the first episode, Piper bad mouths the kitchen’s main cook, Red, Piper then gets an unusual item that is found in her sandwich which was Red’s idea. Piper runs outside to grasp on what is happening as her world comes crashing down onto her head. But to make this situation 10x worse, she finds out her ex-girlfriend, who got Piper sent to prison in the first place, is there with her.

Overall, this is a series that aims at a much more mature audience with plenty of explicit comedy and heartwarming moments.

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