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Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: Orange Is the New Black is a sharp mix of black humor and dramatic heft, with interesting characters and an intriguing flashback structure.


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Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a thirty-something woman who, by all appearances, has her life together, is suddenly sentenced to a 15-month prison stay at Litchfield Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut, for transporting drug money a decade earlier per the request of her ex-girlfriend (Laura Prepon). Once behind bars, Piper contends not only with the "fishbowl" of prison life (where seemingly miniscule infractions can leave one starved, stalked, or worse), but the challenges of maintaining a long-distance relationship with her fiancé, Larry (Jason Biggs).


Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Jason Biggs
as Larry Bloom
Michelle Hurst
as Miss Claudette
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Pablo Schreiber
as Officer George "Pornstache" Mendez
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Michael Harney
as Sam Healy
Maria Dizzia
as Polly Harper
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Adrienne C. Moore
as Black Cindy
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Jessica Pimentel
as Maria Ruiz
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Madeline Brewer
as Tricia Miller
Alysia Reiner
as Natalie Figueroa
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 1

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (31)

Based on the first six of 13 episodes, Orange is the New Black has passed virtually every test with flying colors. You might want to incarcerate yourself -- on a living room couch -- as soon as time allows.

July 10, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Many creators talk about the freedoms offered by television's new platforms, but Kohan is one of the few to snatch those freedoms, stuff them in a bag, and take off on a wild joyride like this.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Orange is the New Black mixes in a good deal of grit with its laughs.

July 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Netflix's Orange Is the New Black is a funny, dramatically sound, poignant, and thoroughly addictive adventure through a bleak looking glass.

July 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Taylor Schilling shines in the comic scenes in which she tries to explain her new life to her friends and family members on the other side.

July 10, 2013 | Full Review…

We're extremely pleased to serve our time with this show.

July 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 1


Super Reviewer

Combining witty yet dark humor with strong and confident drama, Orange is the New Black is both highly addicting and engrossing - combined with probably the best ensemble cast on television right now.


Super Reviewer

The Netflix format perfectly fits this silly yet harsh prison drama.


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