4 Characters That I Liked from Orange is the New Black Season 4 Movie Review

Disclosure:  I received the series below in order to facilitate my review, all opinions are my own.
My wife and I have heard of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”, but we don’t have a Netflix account. When we received  Season 4 on DVD, we were excited! When writing my review, I decided instead of doing a traditional review, I thought I would pick 4 characters I liked most.
OITNB Season 4

 4 characters that I liked from Orange is the New Black

  1. Lolly Whitehill (played by Lori Petty)
          An inmate suffering from paranoia and spouts out conspiracy theories, Lolly’s mannerisms had me laughing and wondering, “where the heck does she come up with these theories?”
          Before her incarceration at Litchfield, she worked as a journalist. She wrote articles that she wasn’t assigned, particularly on conspiracy theories about the federal government. Her character is easy to like, and I found myself waiting for what she was going to say when she appeared on the screen.
      2.  Suzanne Warren, aka, “Crazy Eyes” (played by Uzo Aduba)
          Her character easily gets agitated, gets attached to people quickly. She displays forms of mental illness. One episode goes back to before she was imprisoned, and, one scene, she had a young boy at her home, whom she knew from where she worked. The boy got scared, called 911 and tried to leave. What happens afterward leads you to believe why she went to prison.
       3.   Galina Reznikov, aka, Red (played by Kate Mulgrew)
           Red is one woman who is feared and respected at Litchfield. She works in the kitchen as head chef, cooking meals for the other inmates. Her character is strong, a no-nonsense woman who no one crosses, yet they come to her for advice. She is motherly, with a warped sense of humor and outlook on life.
       4.  Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling)
          She at times appears to stay out of other inmates’ business, yet eventually becomes entangled. She ran a prosperous illegal business from inside the prison to the outside, selling previously worn sexy women’s underwear. When she finds out another crew of women was trying to cut in on her business, she rats them out, eventually causing her to be assaulted. She is good friends (former lover) with Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon (Donna, from that 70’s Show)
I found the first few episodes of Orange is the New Black Season 4 to be mixed with humor and dangerous; as in, how prison life is usually portrayed in movies. Some mild nudity, sex scenes, and violence, if that appeals to you, then I would highly recommend watching this show!

 

Orange is a thing unto itself, and based on the brilliant fourth season, it’s sturdy enough to hold up for years to come.”

– Joshua Alston, A.V. Club

 

NEW BLOOD. NEW RULES.

SEASON 4

 

The Critically Acclaimed Cultural Phenomenon Arrives on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate

 OITNB Season 4

SANTA MONICA, CA (March 9, 2017) – The drama in Litchfield is “better than ever” (The Boston Globe) in the fourth season of the groundbreaking hit series, Orange Is the New Black: Season Four, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate. Winner of three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Orange Is the New Black: Season Four features an all-star cast including:

 

  • Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Natasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black” 
  • Uzo Aduba – 2014 Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange Is the New Black”; Golden Globe® Nominee in 2015 and 2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Orange Is the New Black”; Winner, 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Danielle Brooks (The Angry Birds Movie)
  • Jackie Cruz (13 Steps)
  • Lea DeLaria (Edge of Seventeen)
  • Michael J. Harney (Showtime’s “Weeds,” HBO’s “True Detective”)
  • Selenis Leyva (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”)
  • Taryn Manning (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Adrienne C. Moore (TV’s “30 Rock”)
  • Dascha Polanco (The Perfect Match)
  • Nick Sandow (In the Blind)
  • Yael Stone (TV’s “Spirited”)
  • Samira Wiley (The Sitter)
  • with Kate Mulgrew (TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager”)
  • and Laura Prepon (TV’s “That ‘70s Show”)

Guest stars:

  • Annie Golden (I Love You Phillip Morris)
  • Diane Guerrero (Love Comes Later)
  • Matt McGorry (TV’s “How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Lori Petty (A League of Their Own)
  • James McMenamin (The Word)
  • Ruby Rose (Around the Block)
  • Blair Brown (TV’s “Fringe”)
  • Journee Brown

From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, Orange Is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women’s prison. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of Orange Is the New Black delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.

Timed to the series’ Season 5 premiere, the Orange is the New Black: Season 4 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release includes all 13 episodes, as well as exclusive bonus material that fans can’t find anywhere else, such as a featurette that takes viewers around the set of Litchfield Prison, a gag reel, and selected episode commentary from cast and crew. The Orange is the New Black:  Season 4 three-disc Blu-ray(plus Digital HD) and four-disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • “Visitation: Set Tour” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew (on Episodes “It Sounded Nicer in My Head,” “The Animals,” and “Toast Can’t Never Be Bread Again”)

 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:  2016

Title Copyright: Orange Is the New Black © 2015-2016 Lions Gate Television Inc. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: TV

Rating: TV-MA

Genre: Comedy, Drama, TV Series

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 778 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

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