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Review | Orange is the new black – Jenji Kohan

fdiff February 22, 2022 2 min read

Orange is the new black

” “No offense, but uh, men being in charge has never done me any good.” –Pennsatucky.

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series. It was created for Netflix by Jenji Kohan.  The story is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir titled Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.  It chronicles her experiences at FCI Danbury which is a prison. The series is produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television.  Orange Is the New Black premiered on Netflix for the first time in the month of July 11, 2013. In February 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth, sixth, and seventh season respectively.  The seventh and final season was released in the month of July 26, 2019.

 It was widely acclaimed by critics throughout its run and has received many accolades. 

The series strikes the right chord almost every time with its impeccable blend of humor and tragedy. There are lines in the series that appear misplaced and bizarre. They initially unsettle the empathetic viewer. However, if heard carefully they invoke strong emotions that act as resistant forces against abysmal beasts both apparent and invisible. At times it is evident that some characters in the movie survive and later thrive for the potent presence of humor. 

The plot is subversive and powerful and most of the praises have been garnered for the flair and the courage evidently shown in the series. The characters appear powerful and powerless at the same point in time. Their defiance looks enticing almost making people question conventions, question their understanding of colors, and verify if at all the color orange is orange and not black.

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