Orange Is the New Black: Season 3 (2015)


Season 3
Orange Is the New Black

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



Critic Ratings: 63


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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
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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.


Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Michael Harney
as Sam Healy
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
John Magaro
as Vince Muccio
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Alan Aisenberg
as Baxter "Gerber" Bayley
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Nick Sandow
as Joe Caputo
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Laura Gómez
as Blanca Flores
Diane Guerrero
as Maritza Ramos
Vicky Jeudy
as Janae Watson
Julie Lake
as Angie Rice
James McMenamin
as Charlie "Donuts" Coates
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Dale Soules
as Frieda Berlin
Lin Tucci
as Anita DeMarco
Blair Brown
as Judy King
Annie Golden
as Norma Romano
Ruby Rose
as Stella Carlin
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
Beth Dover
as Linda Ferguson
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 3

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (29)

It's still raw and brutal, still funny, still sad, although maybe just a little bit kinder.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Three seasons in, just about everyone on the show is loveable. This makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, but not particularly varied or gripping viewing experience: the show tugs the same heartstrings, works the same funny bones.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is one of the best efforts of this golden TV age.

Oct 28, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Jun 23, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even in episodes which feature the backstories of the show's male characters, Orange is a show about women -- a show that is so powerful because it shouts against the idea that a single "strong female character" equals diversity.

Jun 13, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

In the extended picture, it looks like season three might be playing a bit more with the larger concept of freedom - through the lens, naturally, of those who don't have it.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The expansive roster of Litchfield ladies are all worth their weight in iron, and Season 3 has yet to buckle for it.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Season three of Orange is the New Black is just very, very good.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

While there was a lot to like this season - including the further humanization of Pennsatucky and the moving expansion of Daya and Aleida's rocky relationship - I came away disappointed overall.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Season three is the best yet. It's probably the best season of television that Jenji Kohan, the showrunner for Weeds before Orange Is the New Black, has ever produced.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The third season of Orange Is the New Black has shed much of the dramatic weight that accumulated in the second season to re-bet on the lighter side. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

In the current golden age of television, OITNB hangs easily with the very best shows around. There aren't enough TV dramas that focus so much on female experiences. Even rarer is the show that allows its women to be screw ups.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 3

  • Oct 09, 2019
    Orange Is The New Black routinely pays homage to its form, by referencing books throughout the entire Netflix original series. After the first season, the show heavily diverges from the truth of the memoir it was based on, though the show still makes an effort to honor books by including them in the characters lives. Not only do inmates rely on story to get through their incarceration, but their incarceration becomes a story (ie. Orange Is The New Black: A Memoir by Piper Kerman). OITNB may weave a tall tale, but a tale that is rooted in truth. Although the lives of Chapman and the other inmates depicted on the show are fictitious, they are based on real people in true situations. The show brings to light real issues that exist within the prison system, and educates us while entertaining us. Image result for oitnb standing on tables the animals The show dramatizes and exaggerates the realities of prison riots, and idealizes an outcome that could benefit the entire prison system. By grouping all of the worst-case scenarios in a Murphys-Law sort of way, the show educates people about prison life, laws, and serves as a sort of guide on How-To avoid prison.
  • Feb 07, 2018
    still skipping some scenes and watching fast mostly, but the story is good and i love stella (1 viewing)
  • Oct 28, 2017
    Orange Is The New Black Season 3 brings the witty humour and loveable characters that some of today's comedy shows lack with amazing performances from Dascha Polanco To Laura Prepon and the list goes on
  • Jun 28, 2017
    Well they've done it again and I have to wait until next summer to binge watch it.
  • May 31, 2017
    Remarkable ensemble cast, writing and social message make this series one of the best of recent times.
  • Mar 07, 2017
    And more of the same garbage
  • Dec 30, 2016
    This season wasn'the terrible, but I started to lose interest. I wasn't planning on continuing with the show. Between season 3 and season 4, I met my wonderful girlfriend, who was into the show. She was excited for season 4, so I got back into it. I'm so glad I did, because season 4 is the best so far.
  • Dec 05, 2016
    I'm currently going through a Netflix binge on OITNB and I love it for the most part, I'm only onto season three so I've still got quite a few episodes left to see - I hope the Piper/Alex thing dies soon - it's become really tedious, The less I see of Piper I prefer TBH, id rather see more of the other inmates who seem to have more depth and character.
  • Aug 14, 2016
    This season 3 of "Orange Is The New Black" lost a little bit of their other two predecessors, but it stills keeping the same good acting as the other ones.
  • Jul 18, 2016
    Music is way off & way too loud! I have to constantly turn up the volume to hear the actors speak & then another minute vastly turn down the volume b/c of the blaring music. Is there anyone who can mess the 2 things together, or maybe that person is tone deaf & needs to be replaced.

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