Critic 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.
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as Piper Chapman
as Larry Bloom
as Galina "Red" Reznikov
as Nicky Nichols
as Alex Vause
as Sam Healy
as Officer George "Pornstache" Mendez
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
as Sophia Burset
as Sister Ingalls
as Lorna Morello
as Miss Rosa
as Dayanara Diaz
as Black Cindy
as Gloria Mendoza
as Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett
as Poussey Washington
as Brook Soso
as Yvonne "Vee" Parker
as Janae Watson
as Angie Rice
as Maria Ruiz
as Erica "Yoga" Jones
as Frieda Berlin
as Aleida Diaz
as Natalie Figueroa
News & Interviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 2
This round is just as addicting as the first, the ensemble rising to the occasion of topping their first outing.
The producers find a way to bring in a new crop of fresh characters without losing the old zany favorites.
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.
If this sentimental streak is a little soft-headed, it springs from the series' huge heart and its expansive humanism.
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.
Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 2
Season 2 was as good as season 1, if not better. Piper remained in prison for more treats. New characters were introduced: Psychopathic Vee, hippie Asian Soso that created more drama. Old recurring characters got more roles in this season as we continue to discover their fascinating past. The only problem I had was that we were shown Piper's ex's entire love affair with Piper's best friend. Honestly, I don't care, it was stupid and completely irrelevant. Other than this minor frustration, season 2 of OITNB will not disappoint fans.
A perfectly paced progression on a grounded yet still interesting story.
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