TV: Orange is the New Black – Season 6

Premiered: July 27, 2018

On: Netflix

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Jackie Cruz, Laura Gómez, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Matt Peters, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Nick Sandow, Dale Soules, Yael Stone, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney, Lea DeLaria, Alex Trebek, Rosal Colon, Francesca Curran, Amanda Fuller, Finnerty Steeves, Alice Kremelberg, Vicci Martinez, Laverne Cox, Henny Russell, Ashley Jordyn, Mackenzie Phillips, Lauren Kelston, Sipiwe Moyo, Lori Petty, Alysia Reiner, Emily Tarver, Susan Heyward, Nicholas Webber, Shawna Hamic, Greg Vrotsos, Mike Houston, James McMenamin, Josh Segarra, Beth Dover, Branden Wellington, Hunter Emery & Nick Dillenburg

Coming off the prison riot that was the whole of season 5, Orange is the New Black’s sixth season returns to a more subdued, yet real view of prison life in its sixth season.

After the end of the riot, many inmates from Litchfield’s camp were transferred to maximum security. Taystee (Danielle Brooks) is fighting against charges that she killed a guard during the riot, while a war is brewing between two prison blocks because of feuding sisters Carol (Henny Russell) and Barb (Mackenzie Phillips).

Due to the transfer of inmates, several of the favorite supporting characters from past seasons are missing. While this is unfortunate at times, there’s more focus on the core group. The guards also have a great storyline with them playing a type of Fantasy Football using the inmates.

Final say: An entertaining and compelling continuation. ★★★★☆

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