Saturday, 4 July 2015

Orange is the New Black Season 3

On 12th June season 3 of Orange is the New Black returned, as a Netflix Stream Team member I did get invited to the private screening in London but unfortunately couldn't attend.
After reading great things from my stream members I obvs couldn't wait to get stuck in to the new season, I'd waited ages since finishing season 2 last year. After I watched the first 2 episodes of the new season I got really bored and didn't get back into it for a week or so. This season is just not as exciting as the first two, does this mean their won't be a Season 4?

Just to recap the end of season 2, Alex Vause is back at Litchfield because of Chapman (how awkward). Despite what Chapman did, her and Vause are shown getting on with each other. Red was attacked by Vee. Bennett tells Caputo that he is the father of Daya's baby. Larry (Pipers fiance) and Poppy start an affair and they tell Piper about it. Season 2 ends with Vee escaping via Reds contraband hole. once out the other side she then gets hit by Miss Rosa, (who recently found out her cancer was terminal) in the prison van she stole. 

I don't want to spoil the new season on anyone that hasn't watched it yet but this season explores some of the main characters background and the reason they're in prison. They have touched on this in the other seasons but it also shows Officer Healey and Caputo's past.
Litchfield is threatened with closure but saved and new changes shake up all inmates and the officers.
People start to think that Norma can make miracles happen. Piper starts an illegal business and employs a few of the inmates as staff. Sophia is the victim of a hate crime and gets badly injured. A lot more happens but i won't give anything else away. 
The end of season finale sees a lot of uncertainty for Litchfield. Big changes are coming, lives are at risk as well as some friendships. The overall message of the finale is "Trust no bitch", if you've watched every season of OITNB then you'll realise that nobody can be trusted in Lichfield. The season finale just didn't feel like a finale at all. There are some unanswered questions:
  • Where's Officer Bennett? 
  • What happens to Dayas baby? 
  • Does Sophia get out of the schu?
  • What happens to Vause? 
  • Does anybody escape after the fence break?
So because of all the unanswered questions, I'm pretty sure there's going to be a Season 4. If there is a season 4 then I hope it's a lot more exciting than this season. Their wasn't really anything that shocked me, apart from when the new prison guard looked like he was going to kill Vause at the end. If you have watched both of the previous seasons of OITNB then definitely give the latest season a watch. 

What did you think of OITNB season 3???

Seasons 1,2 & 3 are mow streaming on Netflix.

Disclaimer: As part of the Netflix Stream Team I have been given 12 months subscription and an Apple TV in return for writing regular posts about the service. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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