Orange is the New Black

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Season 3 | Season 4 |
Season 5 |
Backstory Tracker |
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This show is about women in prison, but it's a long, long way from Caged Heat. It's about being trapped in an impossible situation and finding ways to get through it by relating to people you never thought you'd know. It's heavy and funny at the same time. The writing is exceptional, and so is the cast.

Season One

1.1 I Wasn't Ready
1.2 Tit Punch
1.3 Lesbian Request Denied
1.4 Imaginary Enemies
1.5 The Chickening
1.6 WAC Pack
1.7 Blood Donut
1.8 Moscow Mule
1.9 Fucksgiving
1.10 Bora Bora Bora
1.11 Tall Men with Feelings
1.12 Fool Me Once
1.13 Can't Fix Crazy

Season Two

2.1 Thirsty Bird
2.2 Looks Blue, Tastes Red
2.3 Hugs Can Be Deceiving
2.4 A Whole Other Hole
2.5 Low Self Esteem City
2.6 You Also Have a Pizza
2.7 Comic Sans
2.8 Appropriately Sized Pots
2.9 40 OZ of Furlough
2.10 Little Mustachioed Shit
2.11 Take a Break From Your Values
2.12 It Was the Change
2.13 We Have Manners. We're Polite

Season Three

3.1 Mother's Day
3.2 Bed Bugs and Beyond
3.3 Empathy is a Boner Killer
3.4 Finger in the Dyke
3.5 Fake It Till You Fake It Some More
3.6 Ching Chong Chang
3.7 Tongue-Tied
3.8 Fear, and Other Smells
3.9 Where My Dreidel At
3.10 A Tittin' and a Hairin'
3.11 We Can Be Heroes
3.12 Don't Make Me Come Back There
3.13 Trust No Bitch

Season Four

I reviewed season four as a whole instead of doing individual reviews. Episode titles below.

4.1 Work That Body for Me
4.2 Power Suit
4.3 (Don't) Say Anything
4.4 Doctor Psycho
4.5 We'll Always Have Baltimore
4.6 Piece of Sh*t
4.7 It Sounded Nicer in My Head
4.8 Friends in Low Places
4.9 Turn Table Turn
4.10 Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull
4.11 People Persons
4.12 The Animals
4.13 Toast Can't Never Be Bread

Season Five

Coming in 2017.

Backstory Tracker

Just because I'm retentive and did it for Lost, here's a list of every episode and the character whose backstory is featured.

1.1 I Wasn't Ready -- Piper
1.2 Tit Punch -- Red
1.3 Lesbian Request Denied -- Sophia
1.4 Imaginary Enemies -- Miss Claudette
1.5 The Chickening -- Daya
1.6 WAC Pack -- Nicky
1.7 Blood Donut -- Janae
1.8 Moscow Mule -- Red
1.9 Fucksgiving -- Alex
1.10 Bora Bora Bora -- Tricia
1.11 Tall Men with Feelings -- Piper and Alex
1.12 Fool Me Once -- Tiffany
1.13 Can't Fix Crazy -- none

2.1 Thirsty Bird -- Piper
2.2 Looks Blue, Tastes Red -- Taystee
2.3 Hugs Can Be Deceiving -- Suzanne
2.4 A Whole Other Hole -- Lorna
2.5 Low Self Esteem City -- Gloria
2.6 You Also Have a Pizza -- Poussey
2.7 Comic Sans -- Black Cindy
2.8 Appropriately Sized Pots -- Miss Rosa
2.9 40 OZ of Furlough -- Red and Vee
2.10 Little Mustachioed Shit -- Piper and Alex
2.11 Take a Break From Your Values -- Sister Ingalls
2.12 It Was the Change -- Vee
2.13 We Have Manners. We're Polite -- none

3.1 Mother's Day -- multiple flashbacks
3.2 Bed Bugs and Beyond -- Bennet
3.3 Empathy is a Boner Killer -- Nicky
3.4 Finger in the Dyke -- Big Boo
3.5 Fake It Till You Fake It Some More -- Flaca
3.6 Ching Chong Chang -- Chang
3.7 Tongue-Tied -- Norma
3.8 Fear, and Other Smells -- Alex
3.9 Where My Dreidel At -- Leanne
3.10 A Tittin' and a Hairin' -- Tiffany
3.11 We Can Be Heroes -- Caputo
3.12 Don't Make Me Come Back There -- Aleida
3.13 Trust No Bitch -- multiple flashbacks

4.1 Work That Body for Me -- none
4.2 Power Suit -- Maria
4.3 (Don't) Say Anything -- Brook
4.4 Doctor Psycho -- Healy
4.5 We'll Always Have Baltimore -- Maritza
4.6 Piece of Sh*t -- none
4.7 It Sounded Nicer in My Head -- Lolly
4.8 Friends in Low Places -- none
4.9 Turn Table Turn -- Blanca
4.10 Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull -- none
4.11 People Persons -- Suzanne
4.12 The Animals -- Bayley
4.13 Toast Can't Never Be Bread -- Poussey

Articles

Orange is the New Black season four review by Billie Doux
Orange is the New Black season one review by Juliette

Cast

Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman)
Danielle Brooks (Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson)
Taryn Manning (Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett)
Emma Myles (Leanne Taylor)
Jessica Pimentel (Maria Ruiz)
Abigail Savage (Gina Murphy)
Laura Prepon (Alex Vause)
Lolita Foster (Eliqua Maxwell)
Alysia Reiner (Natalie Figueroa)
Michael Harney (Sam Healy)
Michelle Hurst (Miss Claudette Pelage)
Kate Mulgrew (Galina 'Red' Reznikov)
Jason Biggs (Larry Bloom)
Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols)
Pablo Schreiber (George 'Pornstache' Mendez)
Nick Sandow (Joe Caputo)
Dascha Polanco (Dayanara Diaz)
Lauren Lapkus (Susan Fischer)
Joel Garland (S. O'Neill)
Lea DeLaria (Big Boo)
Samira Wiley (Poussey Washington)
Matt McGorry (John Bennett)
Yael Stone (Lorna Morello)
Uzo Aduba (Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren)
Catherine Curtin (Wanda Bell)
Selenis Leyva (Gloria Mendoza)
Constance Shulman (Yoga Jones)
Julie Lake (Angie Rice)