Top 35 Shows of 2013: No 12 Orange Is The New Black

I’m not going crazy. I am around crazy and I’m trying to climb Everest in flip-flops… But I am not going crazy, okay?

For the first half of 2013 Netflix spent all their money and hype on prompting House of Cards,Hemlock Grove and the return of Arrested Development but it turns out their best show and the one that captured the attention of critics and fans alike was to be Orange Is The New Black.

OITNB felt like it came from nowhere, I saw a trailer for it maybe a month before its launch but knew little about it until it became the show of the summer.

There are so many reasons to love this show but for me it was the focus on women of all ages, race and background that got me hooked. It is so refreshing to see a female dominated drama and one that takes on the brutal and unfair prison system all whilst being funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking and damn well interesting.

The show could have very easily decided to stick with Piper’s point of view throughout but she is merely our guide to this world full of bright, messed-up, often innocent women. Some of the most delightful moments in the series involve characters forming unexpected bonds with one and other – whether than be Sophia and Sister Ingalls or Yoga Jones and Janae.

I really can’t wait for OITNB to return because there are still so many stories to be told, stories I am really invested in and interested by.

Favourite episodes: Fucksgiving / Can’t Fix Crazy

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