No, it’s not a fashion piece but a review of a comedy-drama series on Netflix based on a book of the same name by Piper Kerman.
GG and I have just finished series 2 and like nothing better than an evening in front of the telly bingeing out on this must-see drama.
Don’t let the fact that it’s set in a women’s prison put you off. The first episode introduces us to Piper Chapman who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for involvement in drug trafficking years earlier. She leaves her middle-class life and fiancé and heads to Litchfield to pay her debt to society.
We enjoy the flashbacks to the lives of Piper and her fellow inmates before they were locked up. We want to know how and why they got there and get some explanation for their behaviour and personality traits seen in each episode.
The relationships between the prisoners themselves and between the prisoners and guards mean there is plenty of sex but what they really want is companionship and intimacy. They want to be touched and loved and that’s what they miss most. Great acting and lots of humour too.
We are about to start Series 3 – do yourself a favour and start watching.