Orange is the New Black Loses Its Flare

Published on July 31, 2018

Remember those days when you couldn’t wait for your new show to drop on Netflix, well we do too… when it comes to the Netflix hit series ‘Orange is the New Black.’

Not as fresh as it was when it debuted back in July 2013, OITNB has become too familiar with it’s storylines. Killing off one of the series favorite characters, Poussey, played by Samira Wiley in Season 4 rocked the viewers to its core. To be honest we don’t think they recovered as since the other African American characters, Crazy Eye, Taystee and Black Cindy have disbanded over the last few episodes.

What once was a show about Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, a white privileged inmate that many envied due to her life outside of the prison walls, finally falls victim to the oppression this season when the ladies find themselves in a highly upgraded maximum-security facility. Among new faces comes new obstacles and one is Piper and the missing situation of her partner Alex Vause, portrayed by Laura Prepon.

Normally centered around other main characters such as Piper and ‘Red’ (Kate Mulgrew), all eyes are on ‘Taystee’ (Danielle Brooks) and ‘Daya’ (Dascha Polanco) as the two have two of the strongest storylines this season. Revisiting the roots of what landed her in prison, Taystee finds herself at a mocked-up Hardee’s restaurant ‘Storky’s” with now officer Tamika Ward.

Taystee and Tamika started off as good friends but in current day they are on the opposite sides of the spectrum. Taystee still the fun-loving friend has now become the leader of the pack, while Tamika a prison staff member tries to shut out all friendship with her, but it is short lived as she gives in once the press catches wind of Taystee’s prison abuse. Which leads to the betrayal of her “friends.”

Daya once the novice of the prison turns the series upside down when she links with ‘Daddy’ (Vicci Martinez) becoming a leading force this season as she goes from mopping the flows as a D-block member to orchestrating a heist to steal shower kits which she later regrets. Not making any further mistakes Daya becomes a trafficker and her prison resume builds her up to be well respected amongst the new and old ladies.

Have you binged the latest season of OITNB?! Let us know!!

Source: TV Line

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