Another review blog this week ladies & gents. I'm gonna be harping on about, Orange Is The New Black and just how frickin' amazing it is! If you haven't watched it yet, what are you waiting for? It is a Netflix Original series, which is probably the reason why it has done so well in such a short space of time as more and more people are registering with Netflix for their free first month trial (and if you're like me, you can watch A LOT in that space of time) and after the month paying £5.99. Don't fret though, if you don't have any interest in getting Netflix (you're weird), you can purchase the series on Amazon for £21.99 (I don't know why you would do that).
Starring Taylor Schilling (also known for, The Lucky One (2012) with Zac Efron), her character, Piper Chapman, is sent to prison for transporting money for her drug dealing lesbian lover... 10 years later. Chapman is now engaged to struggling writer, Larry Bloom (who we all know as the pie screwing, Jason Biggs) and together, they are both coming to terms with life apart, their true feelings for one another and what their life now has in store.
My Mammy started watching this last year and all I ever heard was fits of laughter and the occasional gasp and squeal at her complete shock at some of the scenes. One involves a bun and a tampon - I'll say no more. At the time I was watching Breaking Bad, so I thought after I watched that I will start OITNB. However I only started it last week and I am on the last episode of the first series. I've found myself doing the same gasps and loud laughs my Mammy did and now I can't wait to start Season 2!
When I first started watching it, I felt like I was in Chapman's shoes and I can't even think why? I've never been to prison obviously, but I could relate to her because she is a good, normal girl who is about to embark on the most frightening journey of her life. We've all been in a scary situation in our lives, right? I think I relate a lot to her, because I can imagine I would act like her in prison. Keeping myself to myself, trying to stay clean ('cause I'm a clean freak), blurting out things I probably shouldn't say and knowing my luck, being someone's bitch ha!
Not only could I relate to her, but I felt a lot for Jason Biggs' character. Having to deal with life without his fiancé and struggling to find a break. What I can relate to most about him is how he desperately tries to find material to write about. In one episode, his brother-in-law suggests he writes about "Edging". I'd say google it, but if I were you, I would just look up its definition on the Cosmopolitan website..
But it's not just about these two characters, every episode delves into the story of a different character. Very similar to the structure of Lost, portraying loads of different themes like, love, romance, humour, family, danger, the list goes on!
The poster alone is enough to reel you in with the tag line, "Every Sentence Has A Story". Obviously a great play on words, but very fitting for the programme itself... I would explain why, but that would be a MASSIVE spoiler and I don't like to spoil things for people, so all I will say is... GET WATCHING. Women, the programme will give you a great sense of empowerment and the distinct feeling that you potentially survive prison if shit ever got serious. Men... there's lots of woman on woman action. Sold? Get on Netflix pronto.
Here's a little trailer to really sell you.
We've all been dealt a shitty hand and one stage or another. But remember, nobody's gonna hit you harder than life. It's up to you to decide how you want to live it.
Peace & love.
P.S. It's 3 weeks until me and my sister's run, Race for Life. Just another massive thanks to you all who have donated to this very worthy cause. We will be running for our personal angel and everyone else who is fighting cancer. If you haven't already donated and would like to, please click the following link: www.justgiving.co.uk/jennys-girls xxx