- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 4
- Genre: Comedy
- Starring: Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Danielle Brooks
- Studio: LIONSGATE
- Release Date: 2014
What’s it about
From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Based on Piper Kerman’s acclaimed memoir, “Orange Is the New Black” follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose wild past comes back to haunt her and results in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
By far, Season 1 of the Orange is the New Black is the best out of all so far. My husband and I became hooked after few minutes into the first episode. It is funny and outrages at the same time. We watched the entire season in a matter of few nights.
Ok, I am now starting this series from the beginning again. I dropped out initially when it was in season two and things got a little tense and I didn’t like the direction I thought the show was going. I picked up again in season 4 and then realized I would have to go back and watch from the beginning again to see how those relationships had evolved. Very interesting theme and now I just love to watch and see how creative Chapman can be!
I didn’t think I would like this series but it is very captivating. I sat and watched the season in two days. The writing and acting are above par. The intimacy of the background stories make the characters whole. Most of us could see ourselves or people we know in the same situations that these women and we wonder how we would cope being locked up in prison.