Orange is the New Black is one of my favourite shows on Netflix. Season 3 was meant to be released on Friday, June 12 at midnight, but during OrangeCon, the invitation-only fan event in New York, there was an announcement that the show would be released six hours earlier.
If you still have not discovered Orange is the New Black, here’s what you need to know. It’s based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The comedy-drama series follows Piper Chapman who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison called Litchfield Penitentiary. She is convicted due to transporting illegal drugs internationally for her former girlfriend Alex Vause. Leaving behind her finance, Larry, and her New York home, she is reunited with her ex-girlfriend and must learn how to survive prison life.
To be honest, in my opinion, the main character, Piper, is super boring. But the other characters bring colour and life to the show. Their stories are uplifting, sad, and strange, but as an audience member, you can always connect with them in some way. A big part of why I love the show too is that women dominate the story and screen time. It shows a diverse group of women with each their own story. They’re different shapes and sizes, ages, have different ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, etc. It’s refreshing to watch.
This season there’s new characters and a whole lot of shenanigans all the characters will get into. Here’s a sneak peek for you can expect for season 3:
Now, it’s time for me to grab some popcorn, curl up with a blanket, and saw binge-watching season 3 of Orange is the New Black!