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Orange is the New Black
If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon, it’s time to saddle up and ride. Orange is The New Black, a new Netflix original, had me up all night on the Binge.
The series follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who lands her self 15 months in a women’s federal prison in Litchfield, NY for a crime she committed while helping her drug smuggling ex-girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). As we follow Chapman throughout her sentence, we watch her insult the cook, pick up a prison wife, and stumble her way through her first few months in prison. It has the classic love triangle with a gender twist that a lot of shows now days lack.
When a show contains LGBT content it usually only last max three episodes. The show has a constant amnout of great emotional real life lesbian relationship scenes. OITNB also has Laverne Cox a real transgender woman playing the role of Sohia Burset a transgender woman. The show pushes the bar on what people are use to watching. This is a great thing for the LGBT community as well as minorities. Netflix is not only changing the way people watch shows and movies, but also a wide variety original content.
The show does a beautiful job of weaving hilarity and real life issues within the prison system. Throw in some steamy content and people we have the perfect binge. The characters have a charm that keeps you stuck. Their stories will leave you thinking well after the red screen pops up asking if you are still watching. You will click yes again and again. I was hooked from the first episode until the last. Blurry eyed and satisfied, you will absolutely love this show.