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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK – My rating: 8/10

OrangeIsTheNewBlackOut of curiosity I started watching Orange is the New Black.  I was never quite sure why the star, Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) landed in jail in the first place but I forged on.  What I got from it all is a college grad, Piper, who is engaged to a great guy, (Larry Bloom played by Jason Biggs) who is also a college grad landed in jail over the transport of money made from selling weed.  It’s still fuzzy but I think her girlfriend was selling the weed and got caught and named Piper as an accomplice.  This may not be exactly how it went down but it’s close.  The two women were actually lovers before Piper found she preferred men.  The two of them ended up in the same institution but not as friends.  The goings on in a jail of all women with male officers reigning over them is quite interesting.  I’m not sure this is realistic but it looks right.  I just have a problem with how Piper ended up in this situation.  BTW: Her fiance (who’s father is the judge who presided over Piper’s trial) sticks by her 100% and awaits her sentence of 15 months to be over so they can start their new live together.  If you are entertained by harsh language, highly personal situations, sex and some mean spirited folks, you are a candidate for this series.  It’s not the best jail series I’ve ever seen but it does hold your interest and is, at best, entertaining.  You can only see this on Netflix.