I’ve been absolutely, 100% enthralled by the new Orange is the New Black series, created by Jenji Kohan (who did Weeds). It’s hilarious, perverse, heartwarming, tragic, riveting, raunchy. I’m devouring it at a probably unhealthy pace. I recently heard Piper Kerman’s story on The Moth and then saw that they were about to come out with a series based on her book (same title). I could do without Jason Biggs, because I’ve always thought he was an annoying schmuck and his work in this show only further indicates his lack of versatility. But I love that just about all of the supporting cast members (stars in their own right), are unknowns and these women are just incredible. Periodic, partial flashbacks relay some of these inmates’ backstory and how they ended up in prison and we see them as more than just a number.