Considering the show has been out for almost 2 weeks, it was renewed for season 2 before it even premiered, and is incredibly amazing, I am shocked that there isn't a thread yet for it.
So here it is.
For those not in the know, "Orange is the New Black" is the latest of Netflix's original programming. And it is its best effort yet. If you're not watching it you are missing out.
I was trying to figure out how best to sell the show, but then I realized I don't need to. I went into it having only seen that trailer (which sparked a mild interest), and I was hooked by the opening credit sequence, which is one of the best I have ever seen.
I really don't know what else to say, besides watch it. It is the best show of the year. It's funny, it's brutal, it's real. Best of all, it's smart. Especially from a technical standpoint. The writing is brilliant, and it gives itself to the cast, instead of dictating them.
I cannot give this show a higher recommendation. Do yourself a favor and check it out. All 13 episodes are up on Netflix.