Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Orange is the New Black is back and better than ever, with a powerful fourth season full of compelling performances by the ensemble cast.


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Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
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Season 4 picks up where Season 3 left off: the inmates splashing about in the nearby lake after the mass escape; and Alex facing a menacing prison guard in the greenhouse. There's also another matter, which—once everyone's rounded up—causes headaches for everyone: a flood of new inmates. Piper also finds herself facing difficulties with the Dominicans who, after she rebuffs them, launch their own panty business; and she also inadvertantly forms and becomes de facto leader of a white-power group. Healy, meanwhile, takes a special interest in Lolly, who reminds him of his mother; celebrity chef Judy King makes herself at home in a spacious cell-slash-suite; Taystee becomes Caputo's personal assistant; and a peaceful protest by the inmates results in an unexpected death.


John Magaro
as Vince Muccio
Danielle Brooks
as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson
Laura Prepon
as Alex Vause
Dascha Polanco
as Dayanara Diaz
Emma Myles
as Leanne Taylor
Brad William Henke
as Desi Piscatella
Jackie Cruz
as Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 4

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (20)

Based on the first six episodes of the 4th season, OITNB remains fresh, funny/sad, smart, inventive, well-written, and particularly well-acted.

Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Netflix's Orange Is the New Black is better than ever in its dark, dauntless fourth chapter.

Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Other seasons of OITNB have started slowly, but this one's a banger from the outset and we're delighted and relieved that the drama shows no signs of letting up.

Jun 8, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The bite is back with a vengeance while the supply of story lines has multiplied rather than calcified. As with HBO's Game of Thrones, the best seems yet to come after rejuvenating seasons that will leave many a faithful fan stoked for more.

Jun 29, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Season Four of OITNB is a glorious return to form: a pitch-perfect mix of comedy and drama astonishing in just how real it all feels.

Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This intimacy gives OINTB the cushion to treat provocative issues-rape, racism, prison violence, excessive force-in ways that are not just nuanced for scripted television, but nuanced full stop.

Jun 17, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This season's narrative did nothing more than march in lockstep with the real-life stories of policemen who harmed the people they were tasked with protecting.

Mar 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Fourth time around, Orange Is The New Black is back to its sparky, laugh-out-loud, emotionally-involving best.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

I have never been so glad to welcome Orange Is the New Black back into my life.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The main thing I appreciated about this particular season is how much they focused on humanizing every character, guard, prisoner, and whomever.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 4


The annoying characters were gotten rid of while others developed more to be likeable. It's a big step up from the previously cheerful tone to some serious drama.


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