Why is ‘Orange is the New Black’ so overrated?

I can see how this latest Netflix phenomenon has gripped an audience made up of many different types of people from lesbians to straight men looking for a high. The show attracts many people for mostly the wrong reasons, comedy and mild-lesbian sex. I do not see the appeal of this show whatsoever, the storyline is unclear if you could even call it a storyline. A woman carrying drug money and then surrendering herself could have been made a lot more dramatic than a lacking portrayal of the life inside America’s women’s prison system.

Even though the show gave a story to the imprisonment of each character, it was a completely irrelevant story which didn’t contribute to the main storyline at all. The character of Alex I also feel was miscast as she just seems misplaced in the prison environment and they could have made her a much more intensively ‘butcher’ character. Jason Biggs also plays another one of his cliché roles in Orange is the New Black which just makes the comedy even more dire.

All-together I personally cannot watch Orange is the New Black as I don’t think it gives a realistic representation to the female US prison system and instead grips onto a purely lesbian-orientated and sexual approach to the show. This is why I believe that Orange is the New Black is overrated with it at the beginning having the prospect of an interesting show, however the plot has been let down a lot.

All for now,

The Reviewer.