Season 2 of Orange is the New Black doesn’t premiere until Friday, but early reviews for the Netlflix original series are already in, and according to critics the second go-round will definitely leave you demanding a longer sentence.
Check out some raves for the beloved female prison dramedy below:
"This round is just as addicting as the first, the ensemble rising to the occasion of topping their first outing." – Joanne Ostrow
"The producers find a way to bring in a new crop of fresh characters without losing the old zany favorites." – David Hinckley
"The series grapples with familial and societal forces in the service of an ensemble that counts among television’s most engaging." – Matt Brennan
"Orange is the New Black might be the closest thing we have to Charles Dickens right now: a sharp denunciation of an arcane system, driven by hardscrabble characters with whimsical names that define who they are and what they like." – Melissa Maerz
So there you have it. They may not be able to get seconds in the cafeteria line, but the ladies of OITNB are certainly serving up another round of brilliant television for their captive audience.
Don’t call us this weekend…we’ll be binge-watching.
If you need to catch up, you can always watch Orange is the New Black online at TV Fanatic, and don’t forget to check out the gallery below to see how astonishingly different some of the actresses look in real life: