Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

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Jenji Kohan
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Series cast summary:
Taylor Schilling ...  Piper Chapman 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Mulgrew ...  Galina 'Red' Reznikov 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Uzo Aduba ...  Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Danielle Brooks ...  Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Dascha Polanco ...  Dayanara Diaz 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Selenis Leyva ...  Gloria Mendoza 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Nick Sandow ...  Joe Caputo 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Yael Stone ...  Lorna Morello 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Taryn Manning ...  Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett 87 episodes, 2013-2019
Jackie Cruz ...  Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Adrienne C. Moore ...  Cindy Hayes 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Laura Prepon ...  Alex Vause 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Natasha Lyonne ...  Nicky Nichols 81 episodes, 2013-2019
Jessica Pimentel ...  Maria Ruiz 81 episodes, 2013-2019
Elizabeth Rodriguez ...  Aleida Diaz 79 episodes, 2013-2019
Laura Gómez ...  Blanca Flores 74 episodes, 2013-2019
Michael Harney ...  Sam Healy 67 episodes, 2013-2019
Matt Peters ...  Joel Luschek 64 episodes, 2013-2019
Lea DeLaria ...  Big Boo 63 episodes, 2013-2019
Dale Soules ...  Frieda Berlin 63 episodes, 2014-2019
Diane Guerrero ...  Maritza Ramos 57 episodes, 2013-2019
Vicky Jeudy ...  Janae Watson 56 episodes, 2013-2019
Emma Myles ...  Leanne Taylor 54 episodes, 2013-2019
Samira Wiley ...  Poussey Washington 52 episodes, 2013-2019
Julie Lake ...  Angie Rice 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Constance Shulman ...  Yoga Jones 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Abigail Savage ...  Gina Murphy 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Alysia Reiner ...  Natalie Figueroa 47 episodes, 2013-2019
Annie Golden ...  Norma Romano 46 episodes, 2013-2019
Lin Tucci ...  Anita DeMarco 45 episodes, 2013-2019
Kimiko Glenn ...  Brook Soso 44 episodes, 2014-2019
Joel Marsh Garland ...  Scott O'Neill 42 episodes, 2013-2019
Daniella De Jesús ...  Zirconia Cabrera 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Laverne Cox ...  Sophia Burset 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Catherine Curtin ...  Wanda Bell 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Mike Houston ...  CO Lee Dixon 40 episodes, 2016-2019
Emily Tarver ...  CO Artesian McCullough 38 episodes, 2016-2019

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Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in New York for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets. Written by Jwelch5742

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Laura Prepon originally auditioned for the role of Piper. Yael Stone originally auditioned for the role of Nicky Nichols. Abigail Savage originally auditioned for the role of Alex Vause. See more »

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In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother. See more »

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Cindy Hayes: [about the kitchen food] Salt! They gave us special trays. Chili-shittin' bitches!
Poussey Washington: Man, they're fucking with us this way 'cuz they know our people's predisposition for hypertension!
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson: Man, they're tryin' to kill us!
Janae Watson: Well, what did ya'll expect? Don't fuck with the cooks!
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A great summer watch
13 July 2013 | by ianjamesnSee all my reviews

Netflix has been in the spotlight recently with their releases of both House of Cards and Arrested Development in full seasons. After finishing both I couldn't wait to see what else they had lined up and once I heard that Jenji Kohan was on board I was sold. Being a fan of Weeds I expected nothing less than well written strong female roles and tons of F-bombs being dropped to come from Kohan's next project. Orange is the new Black is about Piper Chapman and her untimely sentence to an all female penitentiary. She must deal with adapting to her new prison life while also having to maintain a relationship outside with her recent fiancé. I had just finished the first season and was taken back and how well so many of the characters were developed in just 13 hour long episodes. In the beginning it does feel like the show doesn't quite know it's own tone, but just around 4 episodes in it becomes a fun drama with plenty of unique characters. A definite recommendation to anyone who is looking for a summer series to watch!


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