TV Series | TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
The title of this series and the memoir on which it is based is a reference to a common American saying that originated in the fashion industry: "(Non-black color) is the new black," meaning that another color (such as gray or navy blue) is that season's basic wardrobe builder in the same way that black normally is. Bright orange is a common color for American prisoners' uniforms.
Nein, motherfucker, nein!
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 (2007) 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.