Orange Is the New Black: Season 2 (2014)


Season 2
Orange Is the New Black

Critics Consensus

With a talented ensemble cast bringing life to a fresh round of serial drama, Orange Is the New Black's sophomore season lives up to its predecessor's standard for female-led television excellence.



Critic Ratings: 52


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User Ratings: 1915
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Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
Air date: Jun 6, 2014
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The second series of "Orange Is the New Black" begins with Piper (Taylor Schilling) facing the consequences of her actions. Elsewhere, Red (Kate Mulgrew) feels isolated, while Taystee (Danielle Brooks) shows off her business skills. Later, Morello (Yael Stone) gets her heart broken, Larry (Jason Biggs) makes changes to his life, and Piper starts a prison newsletter. Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney and Uzo Aduba also return for Series 2.


Taylor Schilling
as Piper Chapman
Jason Biggs
as Larry Bloom
Kate Mulgrew
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
Natasha Lyonne
as Nicky Nichols
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Pablo Schreiber
as Officer George "Pornstache" Mendez
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
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
Lorraine Toussaint
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
Vicky Jeudy
as Janae Watson
Julie Lake
as Angie Rice
Constance Shulman
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
Dale Soules
as Frieda Berlin
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (30)

At it's best when it explores the lives of the most diverse and interesting ensemble on television.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This round is just as addicting as the first, the ensemble rising to the occasion of topping their first outing.

Jun 2, 2014 | Full Review…

The producers find a way to bring in a new crop of fresh characters without losing the old zany favorites.

May 29, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Orange Is the New Black remains a vibrantly hued, singular achievement. Darkly dramatic and comedically spiked, it deals in the dehumanization and restoration of both guards and inmates.

Jun 12, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

If this sentimental streak is a little soft-headed, it springs from the series' huge heart and its expansive humanism.

Jun 12, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

From what I can tell so far, it's like the first one but more in almost every way: more fun, more crass, more ridiculous, and also, yes, more conscientious.

Jun 9, 2014 | Full Review…

A show that not only exceeds expectations, but delivers clever, gripping storylines in a claustrophobic setting.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

There's no real justice at Litchfield. We know that. But the finale spends so much time giving us false hope, only to wipe it off the table and bring Vee's story to an abrupt and silly conclusion.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite some of the problems Season 2 faced (character decline as a result from bloat, occasionally uneven writing), in the end it was another triumph for Jenji Kohan and her troupe of powerhouse actors.

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

Season 2 was so richly detailed, with so many characters getting the spotlight and so many different stories going on, the only problem is knowing when to stop writing about it.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

... Orange Is the New Black is back (full season on Netflix Friday) with another 13 funny, disturbing and thought-provoking episodes.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Netflix didn't invent binge-watching, but with the prison drama Orange Is the New Black it did give us something to make the bingeing worth it.

Jun 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 2

  • Jun 24, 2016
    Season 2 of Orange is the New Black remains just as engrossing, funny and entertaining as it's previous season - and introduces a whole batch of new characters to love and get invested in.
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  • 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.
  • May 24, 2019
    Such a fantastic show. Netflix is on fire with this one!
  • Dec 13, 2018
    I think this is a very good series its just missing more of in depth story line
  • Jun 27, 2018
    An engaging, exciting and totally different story of what Netflix has provided to us today.
  • Feb 04, 2018
    much better, story moves faster. the last episode was awesome (1 viewing)
  • Sep 20, 2017
    Even with a somewhat meandering first half, Orange is the New Black proves its worth with even more character depth and an incredible recognition of its viewers wants and needs, and how to constantly subvert their expectations.
  • Mar 07, 2017
    More of the same garbage
  • Dec 10, 2016
    Great show, some flashbacks are pretty morbid and preachy. Lots of laughs and shocks.
  • Aug 14, 2016
    This second season of "Orange Is The New Black" returns better than the other one, keeping its freshness in the right way.

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