We’re big fans of Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black. It’s ridiculous, shocking, depressing, hilarious, over-the-top and guaranteed to entertain. You just never know what’s coming next.
Seeing as how show creator Jenji Kohan is also the woman behind the way-more-violent-but-equally-entertaining Weeds, I’m not surprised how much Allie and I love Orange is the New Black.
If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it’s loosely based on a true story. Cute blonde regular gal Piper Chapman is sentenced to 15 months in prison for a crime she committed in her youth and finally fessed up to. Nothing violent, just your average drug-smuggling. She, of course, is engaged and needs to leave her supportive fiancé (Jason Biggs from the American Pie series) for her new home at Litchfield Penitentiary.
A mix of crazies, bullies and lovers, Orange is the New Black is just all-around fascinating. I love the writing. I adore the characters (even the really scary ones). And the acting is totally top notch. Heck, I used to despise Kate Mulgrew when she was the Captain on Star Trek: Voyager, but as the red-headed Russian inmate Red, she’s one of my favorite characters.
I’ve also learned a lot from watching this series. In fact, based on episodes from the first three seasons, I put together a foolproof list of prison commandments. Should you ever unfortunately find yourself incarcerated, follow these to the letter or fear some serious retribution.
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14 thoughts on “The 10 Commandments of Prison According to Orange is the New Black”
I love this show.. what an awsome post 🙂
Hey, you forgot sucking up to the C/Os. It’s the only way to get anything done..done a trip to the Infirmary if you;re really sick, or to get a different roomate if your’s is a little too “friendly”. Come on, Andrew…..I know what I’m talking about, know what I mean??? (And oh…boo-hoo…sentenced to 15 months)
I absolutely adore “Orange Is the New Black” — in fact, I think I’m addicted to it, lol. Thanks for the review, and by the way, I LOVE the candles with the characters on them…very, very cool.
I know! Those candles are so cool. I’m so jealous of the other bloggers who got ’em!!!
Those candles would make cool little souvenirs. If only someone did make them.
They really did make them, Sal. But only for use as promotional gifts for some bloggers.
I have not watched the series and didn’t know much about it until now. I may give it a whirl! Actually the title of the post caught my eye because my husband works in a prison.
Oh, then you guys should definitely watch it so you can tell us how over-the-top ridiculous the show is! 🙂
That was my guilty pleasure. “Was” because I have run out of episodes to watch. 🙂
I like your list, by the way.
It’s still our guilty pleasure since we’re only about halfway through Season 3. 🙂
I watched this for most of the day yesterday on and off. Love OITNB. Great post Andrew.
Hey Tiffany! Thanks for the kind words. It is such a great show, isn’t it???
I love this show! These candles are great!
They are pretty cool, DJ, aren’t they? Netflix actually sent real candles like that to some of their #StreamTeam members! Sadly, I didn’t get any. Sniff.