ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Is my favourite show after SCANDAL. What endeared me was the characters. I love how the writers developed such diverse & captivating characters made up of 99.9% female cast.
I have invested in the lives & stories of most characters from season 1. In the final episode of Season 5, which was basically a prison riot we saw the riot come to an end,hostages released & prisoners shipped out of Lichfield minimum prison.
Now, in season 6 we were expecting the 411 on our favourite inmates. But the show runners had other plans like less facetime ( especially Sophia). Season 6 opens with the inmates arriving at Lichfield maximum & we got lost for a bit cos some of our favourites were MIA(Butch,Norma,Maritza,Brook).
Our old inmates,Piper,Flanka,Cindy,Frieda, Red,Taystee,Mendoza get pushed into age long competition between two evil sisters(Barb & Carol) who hate each other & run rival prison blocks C & D.
I like the way the show gets you invested in these new characters real fast, even though you are missing your favourites.
Season 6 comes with drama, including sabotage & backstabbing. Friends selling each other out to not do extra time for the riot in Lichfield minimum. Taystee used as scapegoat by MCC for Pischatella's murder even though she's innocent & finding out her best friend,Cindy threw her under the bus to save her ass( pfffsss). The season ends with the good,the bad & ugly.
Piper gets released early cos MCC trying to do publicity ish but not without doing a prison wedding with her lover, Alex before leaving. Taystee gets convicted & seems to be facing death row. Oh! And the evil sisters end up killing each other( shocker)
And MCC is a snake, shipping off inmates that were suppose to be released to God knows where( poor Blanca). Another surprise, Daya is now a drug addict & a lesbian,having a thing with 'daddy' ( daddy is a very hot chick,that makes me question my sexuality). I was rooting for Daya but I guess that's how you deal,when you are on life sentence after killing a guard.
Overall, Season 6 was entertaining but not my favourite season so far. I hope season 7 does way better.