Orange is the New Black’s third season came out last Thursday and I waited to share until I finished it. I must say, this show is binge worthy. This is rare and almost never happens, but every season gets better. Most shows have a lull or even start to decline after two or three seasons. But Orange is the New Black doesn’t fit that category. Every season adds more characters, more depth, more craziness, more everything. I absolutely loved the third season. I think I liked it the best because it focused less on Chapman and had a broader, more inclusive plot. But that’s not to say that the first two seasons weren’t great either. This whole show is so intriguing and fun. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, sit down this weekend and give it a try.
Why I watched it. I started watching not long after season one came out a few years back. There was so much buzz about it and it seemed so different, that I figured it was worth a watch. I’m glad I did! It’s gritty, original, interesting, and funny. I personally haven’t seen a show like it. I love the fact that they share the back stories of all the characters, which helps create depth and development to the whole cast. I like that especially as the show goes on, there is less on just one main character. I like that even though the show focuses on prison life, it still is dynamic and connects to the world outside. I like that it’s dirty but hilarious, and still emotional and I can connect with it. It’s pretty much the perfect combination of all the things I love about TV shows.
Why you should watch it. Somehow, each season gets better. Each character grows and each storyline gets deeper and more interesting. You will never get bored watching this show. Because of the scenario, they are able to create wild and amazing characters. The episodes can sometimes seem over the top, but for their day to day life in prison, it seems normal! Not many shows have that advantage, and Orange is the New Black uses it perfectly. Sex, emotion, comedy, action, drama, it’s all here. There’s a little something for everyone. You’ll gasp, cry, laugh, boo, you’ll be hooked.
Where to watch it. Only on Netflix! And on streaming sights of course.
How long it will take. Every episode is a whole hour, bringing this series to just under forty hours total. Each episode rolls together pretty well, so it’ won’t be hard to get caught up in it for hours at a time. You’ll be binging it in no time!