Orange is the New Black might not have the hype of Arrested Development or House of Cards, but it is by far the most satisfying original series Netflix has released this year.
From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), an upper-middle class woman who finds herself incarcerated for a crime she committed 10 years prior. But Kohan isn't simply rehashing the same pampered, fish-out-of-water angle of Weeds for another suburban satire. This time, Kohan uses the familiar white protagonist as a medium through which to tell stories of those typically marginalized in mainstream media.read more
A young boy watches his stepmother almost die, but he is too terrified to tell the police who attacked her. watch
Red's scheme to reclaim her kitchen backfires; the inmates stage a Christmas pageant; Piper's plans unravel even as she realizes her life is in jeopardy. watch