I’m pretty sure the final two entries on this list of top ten dramas on television will come as no surprise to anyone. I was first introduced to Orange is the New Black through my Facebook feed. After it premiered on July 11th in its entirety (thanks to Netflix), friend after friend updated their status as they completed season 1 in less than a weekend. The show, based on the real life experience of a young woman who was incarcerated for 15 months on a drug related charge, has grabbed everyone for its intelligence, wit, emotion, character development and authenticity. I’m actually less surprised by its success than the lack of hater-backlash, which inevitably happens to any trend. I have yet to hear a negative word about this show other than ‘it’s good’ rather than ‘it’s amazing!’
Rating: This is the second Netflix show with only one season under its belt. Still, Metacritic rates it at a 79%, which is well below the highest rated show in the top ten, but higher than House of Cards. Interesting.