Orange Is the New Black: Season 7 Reviews

August 7, 2019
The seventh and final installment of Orange is the New Black is its most thoughtful, its most assured, and its most satisfying yet.
July 31, 2019
Piper's position at the very end of Orange Is the New Black was predetermined. Taystee's represented a choice on the part of the writers. No show of the current era has so sharply used juxtaposition to depict inequality in America.
July 30, 2019
Its greatest hallmark, the one we should always remember, is how Orange Is the New Black humanized the lowest members of our unspoken caste system by simply forcing us to remember they're not that different from us.
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July 29, 2019
OITNB leaves the air a pioneer that hardly any other series has caught up to-and with some of its best episodes in years.
July 26, 2019
The prison drama... has stumbled in the latter half of its run, as it heads into a final season elevated and given a sense of urgency and purpose by a timely hook involving immigration and detention.
July 26, 2019
It is a bittersweet note to end on, but it is utterly true to itself, and Orange Is the New Black has always been that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2019
Instead of leaving us to wonder what's next, the finale whispers the question of, where do we go from here? This, to me, is a conclusion that feels true and honorable, that isn't necessarily a happy ending but a right one that satisfies.
July 25, 2019
It's right that at the end, Orange Is the New Black would dispense with the magic and get straight to the point. It's brutal. It's unambiguous, and surprisingly emotional, and it's a fitting end for a show that helped launch a new era of TV.
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July 25, 2019
Moving, emotional final season that hits mostly high notes, and satisfactorily resolves a whole lot of stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 22, 2019
The final season of Orange mostly works and does give a compelling, emotional farewell to these characters that we've grown to love.
July 16, 2019
It's a daunting task for a show with such a sprawling ensemble - there are 19 stars listed in the opening credits alone - but overall, OITNB delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 10, 2019
For as impossible a task as tying every loose end is, these last 13 episodes acquit themselves fairly well. But repetitive flashbacks and a couple hugely ambitious new plots unbalance the season and cause the series to make a shakier landing.
July 10, 2019
As the show gets toward its closing episodes, Kohan and company display a strong grasp on what these characters have gone through in what was a condensed time period, living and suffering lifetimes over less than two years of story-time.