I just finished Season 2 of Orange is the New Black and I am still shaking my head. Sure, there were entertaining moments, moments that made me cringe, and times I just wanted to hit fast forward but now 26 episodes later I am done. The ending was absolutely crazy – I won’t spoil it – but really what the heck? And I still don’t know how I feel about it, the finale or the Orange is the New Black in general. I know the Netflix hit-show has struck a cord with many people, I am just not one of them.
I was not a big fan three episodes in but I was told by friends and coworkers to give it another try. I did. I got to the end of season one just as season two came out and decided to keep watching. I could ramble on for ages about how I am overall just confused, but I will stop. It is safe to say I can think of two dozen shows I would enjoy watching more. I will have to admit though, the hair and makeup people do a great job in transforming the characters. Some women look completely different and others, look exactly the same:
And the biggest difference of all?
In order, as seen above; Nicky Nichols (Natasha Lyonne), Sophia Burset (LaVerne Cox), Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov (Kate Mulgrew), Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson (Danielle Brooks), Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett (Taryn Manning), Dayanara Diaz (Dascha Polanco), Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), Lorna Morello (Yael Stone), Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley), and Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren (Uzo Aduba). While this is not the entire cast of Orange is the New Black all of the main female leads are shown above.
Only a few days after the release of Season 2 it was announced that Orange is the New Black has been renewed for a third season – probably because it generated more viewers and hours viewed in its first week than other Netflix original series including House of Cards. After watching the first two seasons I am neutral about the third. Will I watch it? Honestly if it comes out next summer during the lull between the end of regular programmed television and the launch of summer shows, maybe. But in now way will I be waiting on the edge of my seat to binge watch it in two days.
And then I do not know where I have been – but there is a REAL Piper Chapman.
Am I the only person who did not love the show?