Risqué series becomes a phenomenon

OITNB tells the story of Piper Chapman and her inmates in Litchfield Correctional Facility.

By Jazmine Sanchez, Staff Writer

The hottest summer show premiered on July 11, 2013, the day we met the inmates at Litchfield Correctional Facility.

Orange is the New Black (OITNB) Creator Jenji Kohan did it again with delivering us an internet series that swept the country as one of the most seen shows on Netflix.

Filled with its raunchy yet dark comedy, the show tells the story of a young woman named Piper Chapman whose perfect life takes a sudden turn, as a dark event from her past of smuggling drugs with her ex-girlfriend lands her in jail.

The 15-month journey takes us into the lives of the other inmates. The roller coaster that causes her to lose the life she had is one that shouldn’t be missed; every episode leaves viewers at the edge of the seat, wanting more.

With its twisted plots, showing what really goes on behind bars, OITNB excellence was recognized by winning The Critics’ Choice Television Awards for best comedy series in 2014. However, Monarchs will have to wait till next summer for the third season.

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