THE ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S DISCOVERY.
Who hasn’t heard about Oitnb? This may appear as a rhetorical question, as the Netflix series, which first came out in July the 13th 2013, is one of the most famous and followed series in the free world.
Something you’ve (probably) know already is that the 5 season length series was written by Jenji Kohan and inspired by based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison (2010). Kohan name sounds familiar to you? Well, hopefully you’ve heard about her, since she has written another comedy-drama series, Weed and, more recently, the first season of Glow (avaidable on Netflix too). But Piper Kerman, who is she? Nothing less than the real Piper Chapman, played in Oitnb by our sweetheart Taylor Schilling.
Random ideas that Orange Is The New Black Suggests: ORANGE, both the colour and the fruit; PRISONS&CRIMES: as Orange is also the colour of the LITCHFIELD PRISON’s jumpsuits. WOMEN: different people who committed different crimes, who have different social extractions and life, but still, women. LESBIANS: as in the first scenes of season 1, the spectator is “overwhelmed” by hot lgbt scens. Than, of course, the main charactes: PIPER, ALEX, RED, NICHOLS, MORELLO, DAYA, CRAZY EYES, GLORIA, TASTYEE etc.
The plot: for the ones who don’t know nothing about this topic, but are too lazy to wiki-search Oitnb- and are wondering “what is she talking about?” here is a brief plot.
The blonde Piper Chapman is a “normal” woman in her 30, conducting an ordinary (translate, boring) life with her boyfriend (he hoped fiancée), in the Big Apple (Nyc). One day, her life is shaken because she is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary because of a crime she had committed with her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause. Alex was a drug dealer and had involved Piper in an international bag – full off pills carriage. So Piper enters (the) Litchfield Prison, where (hear, hear) she meets again Alex.
Basically, Season 1 goes around Piper interactions with the other inmates and her fiancée Larry and his parents and brother in the outside world. Red the Russian chief of the prison, Morello the Italian crazy- in love stolker, Nichols the king of the lgbt community with Boo, Gloria, the chief of the Latinos quartier and Alex, the ex-girlfriend, a sarcastic badass.
What about Larry? Ahahah, man… let’s skip to another question.
Something you may not know (you’ve been expecting this part, don’t you?): the beautiful Laura Prepon has given birth to a beautiful baby girl. Prepon has directed several episodes in season 5, in particular the formidable episode 5x10.
For today, it’s all I’ve to say. Hope this intro to Oitnb has entertained you. If you want a more punctual review of the season (1,2,3,4,5), comment below.