Orange is the New Black is everywhere. Every time I am on Netflix it is popping up. I managed to postpone watching it until a few days ago. After finishing Penny Dreadful (waiting eagerly for season 3), it was time to find a new series to entertain the brain.
I swear I thought that Katy Perry was playing the lead role. Sometimes I still do, even though I know that she is definitely not Katy. Where these two separated at birth perhaps?
The story in a nutshell is about Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is sentenced for a year in prison for a crime that she committed a decade ago. She smuggled some drug money for her girlfriend, Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon.
The cast is very interesting and all of them are great actors. As the series unfold you get to see why the main characters are in prison. I won't spoil too much about the series because I want to avoid the risk that some of you are still new to it.
The first episode was kind of a hard one to get through. Jason Biggs is a bit like Daniel Radcliffe. He can't shake off American Pie like Daniel always will remain Harry. For me he will always be 'Mister Super Glue'.
Now, after a couple of episodes, I can say that it has grown on me. My favorite characters are Alex and Sophia, two very different personalities but both very charming.
I've been to Alcatraz many years ago and was really taken by the ambiance, not that I want to live there, but I found its history and the thought of confinement compelling.
Have any of you visited Alcatraz? A must see when you are in San Fransisco. It left a huge impression on me and Oliver as well.
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