Orange is the New Black

orange-is-the-new-blackPiper Chapman is sentenced to 15 months in a woman’s prison for a crime she committed over a decade ago. As she muddles through life behind bars, we get to watch. I heard this was a great series, but having been scarred by scenes inĀ Oz, I put off watching it. Now, I’m addicted. It’s on Netflix. I often take a little 15 minute break from work to catch up on an episode. More like a reality show where women of all different backgrounds are thrust together, you will laugh, and keep coming back for more. The backstories of the characters add a real human element, and you will find some touching. I wouldn’t watch with your children. I watch with earbuds. The language and sex (mostly women on women obviously) may be a little gratuitous, but hey, that’s life in prison I guess.


Should you watch? Yes. Thumbs up.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.