Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (2017)

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Orange Is the New Black

Critics Consensus

Orange Is the New Black's fifth season offers up more of the sharp writing and dizzying tonal juggling acts that fans expect - albeit somewhat less successfully.

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Critic Ratings: 49

72%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 600
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Episodes

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Air date: Jun 9, 2017
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A riot sparked by Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a taste of power, chaos erupts in the halls of Litchfield. The unprecedented season will take place in real time and over the course of just three days, leaving the inmates' lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve. The series will debut on Friday, June 9 exclusively in all Netflix territories.

Cast

Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Uzo Aduba
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
John Magaro
as Vince Muccio
Laverne Cox
as Sophia Burset
Beth Fowler
as Sister Ingalls
Yael Stone
as Lorna Morello
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Selenis Leyva
as Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
Samira Wiley
as Poussey Washington
Kimiko Glenn
as Brook Soso
Nick Sandow
as Joe Caputo
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
Abigail Savage
as Gina Murphy
Annie Golden
as Norma Romano
Lori Petty
as Lolly Whitehill
Diane Guerrero
as Maritza Ramos
Jackie Cruz
as Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Brad William Henke
as Desi Piscatella
Blair Brown
as Judy King
Laura Gómez
as Blanca Flores
Alan Aisenberg
as Baxter "Gerber" Bayley
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
Michael Torpey
as CO Thomas Humphrey
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 5

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (21)

This season feels like a particularly well-written horror film, with so many increasingly macabre twists and turns that OITNB is starting to make Breaking Bad look like Teletubbies.

Jun 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What transpires is equal parts sickening, shocking, salacious, satirical, silly, and sad. All of it is unsettling, as it should be.

Jun 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 5 shows there's a lot to "Orange is the New Black" that has been outgrown.

Jun 9, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you were trying to summarize the tone of the 13 new episodes in two words, "earnest farce" might do it.

Jun 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Tough, occasionally oppressive, and - against all odds - still funny when least expected. But how will "OITNB" ever resolve this particular story?

Jun 8, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Over the last five years, Orange has done a solid job of expanding its supporting characters to the point where it's truly an ensemble drama. And this year, out of all of that talented cast, it's Danielle Brooks who really shines.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Prison overcrowding and abuse as a result of unscrupulous profit exposes the dehumanization of inmates at all levels. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Orange Is The New Black could have done it so well had it really tried.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

A series that's always thrived on its ensemble nature unfortunately becomes muddled and confusing as it tries to keep the multitude of loose ends from fraying entirely.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Season five tries too hard to do too little, and the result is frustratingly dull.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 5

  • Sep 04, 2019
    Very bad final season
  • Jul 28, 2019
    personally, my favorite season. i love how it takes place over a small amount of time.
  • Apr 13, 2019
    To be honest with you, this is not my favourite series. I never really got the hype around it all. I also wasn't very excited about this new season and watched the first half without a lot of enjoyment. I must say though, the second half was pretty good and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit! I think all the characters grew this season and that's the main thing that's happening, that's what I felt like was the focus on. Although it's not my favourite show, I enjoyed this season and I enjoy the characters and liked getting to know all of them better. To be honest with you, this is not my favourite series. I never really got the hype around it all. I also wasn't very excited about this new season and watched the first half without a lot of enjoyment. I must say though, the second half was pretty good and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit! I think all the characters grew this season and that's the main thing that's happening, that's what I felt like was the focus on. Although it's not my favourite show, I enjoyed this season and I enjoy the characters and liked getting to know all of them better.
  • Sep 30, 2018
    Didn’t like this season, the riot just went on too long and it seems they weren’t creative enough
  • Aug 14, 2018
    I just rewatched this and I have to say this might be the best season of the show. I miss Poussey, obviously, but the writing for Taystee's character and Danielle Brooks' incredible portrayal absolutely amazed me. They balanced the sad and intense scenes with funny and relatively light-hearted ones, and they introduced new dynamics that showed the audience more about the characters.
  • Aug 14, 2018
    I enjoyed previous seasons, but this season is by far the most boring season of any show I've ever watched. Very drawn out and slow and pointless.
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Perhaps "Orange Is The New Black" has lost public and credibility, but is not unloved. Changed but not to a side 100% attractive
  • Jun 06, 2018
    It is becoming boring. They are milking the show, irritating and commercial. lots of nonsense happening :( I hope they explore the journey of inmates when they are released from jail to show that real life is a big prison.
  • Jun 02, 2018
    My least favorite season so far. Alot of scenes looked as if the writers were just trying to be funny all the time. even trough serious moments, Also, seemed like they went out of there way to make this season about white priveledge, instead of a poorly ran prison. Sorry, people in prison are treated poorly, not because they a minorities, but because they are criminals. Idk, this season went waaayyyy left, and stupid.
  • Apr 03, 2018
    I can't believe this season is getting lower reviews than the others - this is my favorite season so far. I thought it spoke to really valid social/incarceration issues and I love that piper stepped out of the way and we see more of the stories.

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