Orange is the New Black: Season 3 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Thanks to its blend of potent comedy and rich character work, Orange is the New Black remains a bittersweet pleasure in its third season.

Episodes

Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015
Air date: Jun 12, 2015

Season Info

Series 3 begins with Caputo's (Nick Sandow) new regime in place which appears to be kinder and gentler than the women are used to and some of the staff begin to become disillusioned. Later; a bed bug infestation causes tempers to flare, Norma (Annie Golden) gains new followers, Daya (Dascha Polanco) goes into labour and much more.

Genre: Drama
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Jun 12, 2015
Created By:
Produced By: ,

Cast

Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs
as Larry Bloom
Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Rezniko...
Natasha Lyonne
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
as Officer George "Porn...
Danielle Brooks
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jeff...
Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes"...
Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
Dascha Polanco
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Adrienne Moore
Adrienne Moore
as Black Cindy
Selenis Leyva
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky...
Annie Golden
Annie Golden
as Norma Romano
Nick Sandow
Nick Sandow
as Joe Caputo
Samira Wiley
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Kimiko Glenn
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Emma Myles
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
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Critic Reviews for Orange is the New Black: Season 3

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (19)

The series' assiduous attention to the particulars of each inmate's life, whether delving into her past or her present, has made it one of the most brilliantly kaleidoscopic in the history of television.

Full Review… | June 30, 2015

Among the inmates, Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett (Taryn Manning) emerges in full as more than a one-note crazy hick.

Full Review… | June 23, 2015
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

...I did enjoy how the episode centers around a particular theme and highlights several different characters and reveals their personal experiences.

Full Review… | June 23, 2015
The Young Folks

The first few episodes of Orange is The New Black's third season are so funny, so light-hearted, so warm and cozy, that it's briefly possible to forget that everything takes place in a federal penitentiary. But only briefly.

Full Review… | June 17, 2015
The New Republic
Top Critic

This season may feel like it has less forward momentum than last year's helter-skelter building of a villainess, but each episode moves at a brisk clip, giving us the backstory of a different character each time, and propelling various thematic strands.

Full Review… | June 16, 2015
The Playlist

Season three of Orange Is the New Black breaks the cycle the previous two established of creating an obvious antagonist.

Full Review… | June 16, 2015
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Orange is the New Black: Season 3

½

Season 3 of OITNB is slightly disappointing by introducing Ruby Rose as a love interest for Piper. This season focuses on faith as a new cult formed within the prison and food crisis leading people to want to become Jewish. There was no villain this season which was disappointing and the little sub-plots were too fragmented to make it engaging. Fans would still enjoy it, others not so much.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

½

Back to its lighter roots, less dark but much more aimless, OITNB is... okish this season. The humor is still spot-on, some characters are delightful to witness but just nothing much happens during this whole season. Seriously, what happened if not just time going by and some underwhelming storylines? Still, it's so well written and entertaining you'll almost forget about all this but I like my shows to have a sense of direction and goal. And that seemed the case with the first two seasons, but now? I dunno, feels like they're milking it a bit but I'll definitely come back next season for me. Here's to hoping they improve the quality a bit next time.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

½

Season 3 of OITNB is slightly disappointing by introducing Ruby Rose as a love interest for Piper. This season focuses on faith as a new cult formed within the prison and food crisis leading people to want to become Jewish. There was no villain this season which was disappointing and the little sub-plots were too fragmented to make it engaging. Fans would still enjoy it, others not so much.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

½

Nastassia Jagatsingh
Nastassia Jagatsingh

Super Reviewer

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