Netflix hit 'Orange is the New Black' returns Friday for season 2
The Netflix original series Orange is the New Black doesn't necessarily have the makings of a hit: It's one of only a handful of shows the streaming site has ever produced, plus its cast is predominantly women and minorities, certainly not the standard on TV. And for goodness sake, it's set in a prison.
And yet the show dominated the cultural and critical conversation when it debuted last summer. (Netflix doesn't release ratings, but did say last year that OITNB is the service's most-watched original series ever.) As all 13 episodes of the second season drop Friday, we picked out the five things that really set OITNB apart.