Orange Is the New Black Is Back!

Happy Friday, Ms. readers—and happy Orange Is the New Black season three release day! Or so we thought. In a wonderful plot twist, Netflix actually released the latest season of one of our favorite shows six hours early last night. Lucky for us!

If you are unfamiliar with the show, OITNB takes a bold look at the lives of women in prison. Showrunner Jenji Kohan—who was honored last month at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Global Women’s Rights Awards alongside Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes—has broken the silence around abuses and challenges women confront in prison in an authentic, nuanced and humorous way. There’s certainly something to love about all the women, (well, except maybe Vee) and we can’t wait to see more brave badassery from all of our favorites!

As we were preparing to shamelessly binge-watch the entire thing, everyone in the office dished about our favorite moments from the first two seasons. Take a look at our list below.


Kat Kucera is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Women’s and Gender Studies and Comparative Literature. She is currently a Ms. editorial intern based in Los Angeles.