Piper Chapman, the fictional inmate at the center of Jenji Kohan’s magnificently layered and wickedly seamy Netflix dramedy “Orange Is the New Black,” has been sent to one of the Litchfield women’s penitentiary’s solitary confinement cells, a.k.a. “the SHU” (Special Housing Unit), after giving another inmate a good pummeling at the end of the series’ first season.
There she’s been losing her grip and using her breakfast goop to brush nature paintings on the walls. The solitude is a good opportunity to think about what got her (and us) to this point. Since entering prison as a fragile and fallen Mary Sunshine from gentrified Brooklyn who was busted on a decade-old trafficking charge, Chapman (inmates never go by their first names) has been slowly discovering her inner thug.
The show’s second season, which begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, strongly suggests that the woman formerly known as Piper is perhaps exactly where she belongs. This is home now.
In terms of character and ambitious writing and acting, “Orange Is the New Black” is certainly one of the best shows going, however you choose to watch it — whether by parceling out an episode every few nights and making it last into the summer (that’s what I’d recommend) or gorging on all 13 new episodes over a weekend (in which case, knock yourself out).
Season 2 of Orange is The New Black comes out tomorrow at 3 am EST. You bet your ass i’m staying up and starting the show at 3 am and binge watching it until the end at around 4 pm. That’s how good this show is. This show is the full package, it has the perfect combination of funniness and drama. Oh and did i mention Lesbian sex scenes!??!? Every single guy in America (and probably most girls) are hoping for more of that in Season 2.
Netflix has been coming out with HUGE hits lately. Starting to do Netflix Originals was a fire flames idea. House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are two of the best shows out there right now.
If Season 2 is in anyway as good as Season 1 we are in for a treat.
Anyone else plan on binge watching the shit out of this?
(Rhetorical question because the show is too addicting to not do just that).