Orange is the New Black Season 7 was released on 26th July, 2019. It falls into the comedy and drama genres and all of the episodes were released on Netflix. It is created by Jenji Kohan and stars an ensemble cast which includes Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne and Uzo Aduba. Read the review by Review Monkey below.
Keeping in mind that this review may contain spoilers for Orange is the New Black Season 7. So this is it. This is where it all ends. This show is always going to have a special place in my heart. That’s because how consistently good it has been all around but also because I have been watching it for half a decade now so there is definitely a sentimental attachment we have.
And that is why I was so glad that it ended on the best note possible (okay, maybe not for half the characters) but at least for me because Orange is the New Black Season 7 is an extremely fitting outing to our beloved prison adventure. I mean, the moment you hear that opening “The animal…the animal” by Regina Spektor, you get extremely excited and then you hear its Chamber Version in the finale…and it hits you different.
Orange is the New Black is a series that has evolved with time, genre wise especially. It started off as this not so deep comedy about these women in a prison and that’s all it felt like back then. Seeing how far it has actually come while watching Orange is the New Black Season 7 is such a delight.
Orange is the New Black Season 7 comes back with most of its OG ensemble with some new faces as well and it’s so refreshing to see that even all these seasons in, you don’t really know all about these women. You have seen their lives before prison in flashbacks, you have seen their lives in prison and have seen their lives outside of it but even those aren’t enough (as satisfying as they are) because you just want to know more and more about all these ladies.
That is what Orange is the New Black Season 7 just does so damn well. Revolving the story around so many characters can lead to many of them being sidelined or not being developed enough but that’s not an issue that Orange is the New Black Season 7 faces. It masterfully, as it has always been doing, brings us simultaneous arcs about all of our characters and when they crossover, you can’t help but be satisfied.
Everyone’s got issues in Orange is the New Black Season 7 and just because it is the last season doesn’t mean it’s all going to work out. You are going to be guessing and thinking that things would go a certain way and then they don’t and you just sit there either extremely sad or extremely happy and if a show has the ability to make me feel all these emotions, then I’m here for it!
Taylor Schilling’s Piper Chapman is out of prison in Orange is the New Black Season 7, that is where we left her off in the previous season, and is struggling to adapt to the outside world. Laura Prepon’s Alex is dealing with life inside prison along with all of the fan favorites ladies like Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Suzanne (Aduba) and Taystee (Danielle Brooks) among MANY others.
What is a whole other area to cover in Orange is the New Black Season 7 is the Immigration Detention Center arc. It is an actual issue happening out there in the United States right now and this season very disturbingly and realistically shows what the effects and consequences of these centers are and how people are treated in them.
This is the main way how Orange is the New Black Season 7 introduces new characters. Along with Blanca (Laura Gómez), there are others in this center who had illegally entered United States and had made a life there for themselves but now, they have been separated from their families and are being deported back to their respective countries.
And that is what I appreciate about this whole show. Just like all of its previous seasons, Orange is the New Black Season 7 also made me think about issues that I never would’ve cared about otherwise, it sheds light on some of the horrifying realities that people who have done wrong, intentionally or unintentionally, have to face.
Orange is the New Black Season 7 also frequently brings up the concept of redemption and how, if treated the right way, anyone can change for the better. Everyone deserves a chance to transform themselves into new people who are actually contributing to the society in a positive manner and Orange is the New Black Season 7 shows that beautifully.
But life is not always rainbows and butterflies. Not everyone will deal with a tough situation in the same manner. Some people would adapt to it very quickly and some would think about ending their own lives. Even in the same setting and places and clothes, everyone is different with their own issues to take care of. The contrast between all these kinds of people in Orange is the New Black Season 7 is some of the most heartbreaking things I have watched recently.
A show that started off as a comedy series, if it starts asking such important questions about such intense issues, then I have to give it credit for that. The way all the characters have progressed and changed over the years, you can really see it in Orange is the New Black Season 7 when you compare it to how these people were back in 2013 in Season 1. And I think that deserves props.
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It has been a while since I’ve felt this sad and satisfied with the ending of a series. Orange is the New Black Season 7 hits all the right notes. It makes you laugh when it needs to, it makes you cry when it wants to, it makes you sympathize with a class of people you never would’ve cared about before. Along with a killer soundtrack to accompany it, Orange is the New Black Season 7 is an amazing final run to a brilliant show all around. I will definitely miss these ladies!
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