Women-In-Jail Dramedy May Be Netflix's Best Original Yet
Los Angeles Times
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) is not just about a slightly deluded
Everywoman renegotiating her understanding of the universe, it's about
the fact that Piper is most decidedly not Everywoman, a revelation that
may take television executives by surprise.
Piper quickly lands on the
bad side of the head cook (Kate Mulgrew) who runs the cellblock like a
Russian mobster, and then finds herself entangled with a possessive
black woman called "Crazy Eyes."
Eventually, she's bunkmates with a
Haitian woman (Michelle Hurst) whose rumored crimes scare everyone,
including the very swaggering butch played by the always fabulous Lea