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Orange is the New Everything!

Updated on September 19, 2014

What's Your Color?

It is said that color has an emotional effect on
people. Some say it makes a difference what color you choose for
your bedroom. Color can describe a feeling, but further research says color
can also provoke a certain feeling. Red can remind you of love
and Christmas, your favorite scary movie or a super
bloody action flick. Black can be used to describe something dark and evil,
or it can be used to slim someone who wants to look a few
pounds lighter. I am a yellow person, but orange is starting to grow on me!

The Soon Award-Winning Cast

Helping Piper bring her story to the masses is the same creator of SHOWTIME's Golden Globe winning series "Weeds." Jenji Kohan is not only the co-creater of Orange but also writes and produces for the series. Together, and with the help of many others, Piper and Jenji have put together a cast that is undeniably talented and the chemistry between the actors are electric. These actors are faces we've all seen somewhere before but the most familiar faces in this new series are Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon.

Orange is the New Black

Netflix's new hit series, "Orange is the New Black," is causing a huge stir across social networks and making for some interesting conversations at the table. If you've asked "What's this new show I keep hearing about?", then this article is written specifically with you in mind. "Orange is the New Black" is based off the book and real life story of a woman's 15 month sentence in a federal prison. In her young, wild and free days, Piper Chapman falls in love with a very attractive and confident drug dealer. This love affair leads Piper to help her beloved sweetheart when the drug business takes a turn for the worse; and that "help" landed Piper in a woman's federal correction facility 10 years later. This show takes you into the mind and experience of not just a woman with no faith, who describes in detail a time in her life as a "lost soul, post college, adventure" phase but also into the minds and hearts of the ladies which share Piper's experience. Oh, did I mention that the drug dealer is a woman who ends up in the same correctional facility?

Alex Vause

Laura Prepon as Alex Vause
Laura Prepon as Alex Vause | Source

Jason Biggs is most known for his role as Jim Levenstein in the popular "American Pie" movie series. This time around, Jason is playing the role of Larry Bloom, Piper's sweet yet under-achieving fiance'. Laura Prepon is best known for her role in "That 70s Show" as Donna Pinciotti. Laura plays the hell out of Piper's ex lover and drug dealer Alex Vause. For some, the biggest change its not seeing Prepon play a lesbian role but seeing her with darker hair! The lead role of Piper Chapman goes to Taylor Schilling whom you may recognize kissing handsome Zac Efron in "The Lucky One" or for her role in Academy Award winning "Argo." These three main characters are not only engaging and entertaining but most of all they are relatable; and it doesn't just stop with the main characters. The meat and depth of the show comes from the personalities, perspectives and experiences of the other inmates.

Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba | Source

Why Do They Call Me "Crazy-Eyes?"

The character "Crazy-Eyes" is already a fan favorite! Suzanne "Crazy-Eyes" Warren is played by actress Uzo Aduba, and I hope she doesn't take this the wrong way, but it seems as this character was made especially for her. Sue (Suzie, Suzanne, Crazy-Eyes, whatever you want to call her) is a diverse character. She is an African-American woman, raised by white parents who seems to have mental issues. The season doesn't dive into exactly why she is in prison but it does give you enough information to have you tuning in for season two!

Tiffany Doggett

Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning | Source

DogGoneIt, Doggett!

You remember Taryn Manning from "Hustle and Flow" and "8 mile" with Eminem, but you will now know her as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, the inmate who is determined to introduce her fellow inmates to Jesus. Radical is an understatement when it comes to Doggett. She is a drug-addict who finds Jesus and lets it be known that He is all she has and is all everyone else needs. The season comes to an end showing just how radical for Christ she really is!

There are so many more characters and stories to love! Let's let actress Natasha Lyonne give you her personal take on the show:

What are you waiting for??

If you haven't taken the time to check out this new hit series yet, what are you waiting for? Grab the popcorn and sit in your most comfortable chair because you will not be moving for a quite a while. This show is captivating and it keeps you wanting more. If you already have too many addictions then give one up to and let Orange take its place. It shines light on a reality that most people never see or even try to understand. It emphasizes on the fact that every decision is a building block in one's life and the show proves that one's life is not as different from another's as most people think. Check out the official trailer and I hope this article pushes you to check out the show!

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      S.Billingslea 4 years ago

      Woooow! Great article Mel! As you know I just started watching the show and now I can't wait to view more all because of your analysis of the characters! Again, great job...very professional.

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      swindelledwards 4 years ago

      Melody, great job with this article! You grasped the readers with the title alone, as one can only imagine orange being everything. (I love green as you well know.) Lol. I have heard about this show only by you telling me about it, but by reading the article with all the details, I definitely will be checking it out. Thanks! A good job.

      Your Dad,

      Dr.Swindell Edwards

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      Mama A 4 years ago

      Very well written article. I shall check it out.. Thanks :)

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      Nikki 4 years ago

      Great job with your article! You were able to grasp readers with the title alone, as one can only imagine orange being everything. Lol. I have heard about this show today from teammates and they stated it was good. Your article added more detail than what I have heard. I definitely will be checking it out. Thanks!

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      Evette 4 years ago

      I haven't seen it yet. I seen the add for it. looks cool. I have Netflix but ive been stuck watching kid shows. lol. I guess I need to put the kids down early

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      LaToya 4 years ago

      Enjoyed this article, I've been eager to find an interesting series to watch on Netflix. I will be adding it to my instant queue. Thanks for the suggestions!

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      Shanna 4 years ago

      Very captivating article. I must say I don't have netflix but I was considering getting it for this series and Scandal

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      leroya 4 years ago

      Love the article .Would love to see this series,seems that it would be very entertaining to watch.

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      Melody Lanei 4 years ago from Queens, New York

      Thank you so much, Karen!! My whole goal was to get you to check out the show! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Please share if you end up loving it

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      Melody Lanei 4 years ago from Queens, New York

      Hmmmm...good question! I'll see what I can find for you, Chelley! Thanks for reading! ;)

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      Chelley 4 years ago

      Love the article.. I have to check it out but Netflix isn't in Germany is there anyway I can watch it besides Netflix?

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      Adarius 4 years ago

      Funny I just watched the whole season and I'm definitely waiting on season, but for someone who hasn't seen it you definitely gave them a reason to good read !

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      Anthony Bass 4 years ago

      I actually tried to watch the first episode yesterday but Netflix would not let me watch it on my phone I guess since a new show. You have gotten me curious now, I will definitely be checking it out.

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      Llac11 4 years ago

      I definitely enjoyed the article & the title is on point. I most definitely going to tune in & watch the show now. Uour well-written article & enjoyable, I already feel sorry for Piper & haven't even watched the show. Thanks..

      From one Rosa to another LOL!!

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      jmartin1344 4 years ago from Royal Oak, Michigan

      Looks like you've covered the Netflix area too! Great hub, I have been meaning to check this show out because Netflix has been doing a great job with some of it's Exclusive shows like House of Cards (just got Emmy nominated!)...

      I didn't realize that this show has a lot of people I recognize from other shows. I'll have to check it out!

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      Tiffany 4 years ago

      Great read. Yes, I haven't seen it yet but looks like I will have to check it out.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      The title is what first attracted me to this hub because orange is my favorite color. I had no idea that this was the title of a new television show, but now that I have read this, I will probably check it out. Thanks so much for a great introduction to this show. Voted up.