We love shows about murder. And prison. Mostly because we’re fascinated by those subjects, but don’t ever, ever want either to happen to us. At least women-in-prison television series make the whole ordeal seem slightly more civilized than men’s prisons, but still count us out.
The final season is ready to binge this Friday and it’s the end of an era because OITNB really solidified Netflix as an entertainment mega-player and a force to be reckoned with regarding original programming.
Though we’re sad to see the gang disappear into the ether, the show has delivered some truly memorable moments over the years.
And if you want to catch up before Friday’s debut, the What to Watch on Netflix Instagram account has published a list from Tara Herrmann and Jenji Kohan of the episodes they think are essential to the series. Watch all these and you’ll be completely up to speed.
Feel free to use someone else’s Netflix account if you want to add an element of danger.
Orange Is The New Black Season 7
Out Friday, July 26
Photo by Netflix