Friday, 11 July 2014

Orange Is The New Black: Season 1 DVD Review

Orange is the New Black: Season 1 DVD Review

Rating: R16
Released by Roadshow Home Ent

The Netflix 13 part series makes its home screen debut and the dramedy is worth waiting for.

It's the story of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) who's sent to Litchfield Women's prison after being involved in a money laundering ring over a decade ago. But thanks to the statute of limitations, she can still be prosecuted. So, bundled off to prison and completely naive about her surroundings and those who are around her, Piper tries to get by. Which is not as easy as she thinks.

Extremely well written and cleverly put together, Orange Is The New Black eeks out the back stories of the inmates, weaving together a rich tapestry of tales that are worthy of diving into. While midway through, the series feels like it hits a minor bump as a lull comes, but the writers pull out all the stops for the tale of this meek little mouse making her way through, dealing with her ex and antagonisms as the story goes on.

Orange Is The New Black marks a turning point for the web series genre and has set a benchmark for all that's to come.

Extras: Commentaries, gag reels, docos


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