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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.

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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.

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Uzo Aduba is one of two actors to win Emmys playing the same characters in both Drama and Comedy categories. Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant) is the other. See more »

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The timeline of the show often changes; the first season indicates being set in 2010 (upon entering prison, Piper begs Larry to not watch the latest Mad Men without her, and Larry is shown the latest episode from season 4, which originally aired in 2010). However, season 5 references the San Bernarndino shootings, which occurred in 2015. This cannot be possible as Piper's prison sentence was for 15 months and only about a year has passed in those five seasons. See more »

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Galina 'Red' Reznikov: All I wanted was to eat the chicken that is smarter than other chickens and to absorb its power!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.4 (2013) See more »

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Season 3 is really boring
16 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

This series has lost its way. It's way too focused on the relationship between Alex and Piper (a real snooze fest) and not focused enough on what makes these characters interesting. There is no spark here anymore. What made seasons 1 and 2 interesting just isn't there anymore. This story is played out. Time for it to go! And Pennsatucky! Really? Do new teeth completely transform a person? I think not. By far the most interesting character on the show, Red, has been reduced to a total stereotype - of the aging tough woman with a heart of gold. She was so interesting before and now she is just as boring as all of the other characters. Most boring of all is Alex. She was edgy in seasons 1 and 2 and now she is just annoying - not interesting at all. Did they change writers or producers or did they just have one good idea and they are stringing it out as long as possible? I will say that Crazy Eyes continues to be the most fun character to watch - played to perfection!


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