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Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 (2013)

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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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Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
Air date: Jul 11, 2013
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Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a thirtysomething 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 off), but the challenges of … More

Genre: Drama
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Jul 11, 2013
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Cast

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

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (20)

Brilliant.

March 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Bust Magazine

It would be too unwieldy to single out every character and their storyline here, but it should be noted that there isn't a weak one in the bunch.

May 16, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
PopMatters

With stellar acting, strong execution and borderline-brilliant writing, the first season of Orange Is The New Black is criminally good, addictive television.

May 12, 2014 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
We Got This Covered

Orange is the New Black succeeds as a compelling series thanks to a fascinating set of characters and a story that continually grabs the viewers' attention with multiple twists and turns.

May 12, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Examiner.com

Although there were some comedic aspects throughout the season, the suspense of the show brought it to the next level. I just wanted to know more.

January 3, 2014 | Full Review…
The Young Folks

I especially loved the little touches that Orange is the New Black focused on that most people don't know about, such as getting money into a commissary account to buy goods for use in prison.

December 29, 2013 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 1

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.

Matthew Moorcroft
Matthew Moorcroft

Super Reviewer

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

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

Orange is the New Balck brought about the revival of women-in-prison genre with a fresh new start. Taylor Schilling starred as Piper Chapman, a bisexual woman who got sentenced to 15 months of prison because of her past relationship with her ex drug dealing girlfriend. Piper had to adjust her new life with tension arising from her life outside the prison and threats from inside the prison. The writing was clever, I loved the black comedy. The format followed OZ which is reminiscent of the good old days. The acting was natural, each chatacter was able to deliver a stunning performance without any pretense. If you haven't started watching OITNB, it's never too late to start now

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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Beth Murphy
Beth Murphy

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