By Mandi Bierly
Updated July 12, 2013 at 07:41 PM EDT
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Orange Is the New Black

type
  • TV Show
network
  • Netflix

Even before Netflix began streaming Orange Is the New Black, an original 13-episode series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name and starring Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One) as a woman who thinks she’ll use her prison sentence to get toned for her wedding and read her Amazon wish list, a second season had been greenlit. Combine that knowledge with our review referring to it as “very funny and occasionally quite moving,” and you can feel good about binge-watching the show this weekend.

Schilling’s personal marathon history includes devouring three seasons of Downton Abbey in two weeks. She offers these tips: “You have to remember to take a shower. Have snacks. And it’s nice to bring another person into the mix for different chunks of the journey,” she says. “Have a friend come over for a couple episodes. You don’t have to do it all alone.”

Also, when you need a two-minute break, watch Schilling take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test in the video below.

Episode Recaps

Orange Is the New Black

Jenji Kohan’s absorbing ensemble dramedy, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, takes viewers inside the walls of Litchfield, a minimum security women’s prison where nothing’s as simple as it seems—especially the inmates.
type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 6
rating
  • TV-MA
network
  • Netflix

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