Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility in the sixth season of Orange Is The New Black. Now newbies they must navigate new rules and power dynamics, starting at the bottom, and getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards. Friendships will be tested and new allegiances formed — some by choice and others by circumstance — as the women face a slew of charges from the riot. Will they take plea deals and turn on each other or band together and keep their bonds intact?

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2019
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Run time: 725 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 3 BD
Region: A

The first couple of episodes I kind of rolled my eyes thinking, “ok it’s just another one of those HBO type shows that uses unnecessary sex and nudity to try and compensate for poor story.” But it is far from it. As each episode passes you will feel more deeply invested into each character like you never thought possible.

There are several characters to the show and they all play important roles coming together as an entire prison population. Some people were complaining about having so many characters, but I honestly like that better. The main character of seasons 1 and 2, Piper, is honestly the most annoying and my least favorite.

For the most part the show is great. I didn’t like that the entire season 5 with 13 episodes was supposed be simply a four day riot. I feel like it was intentionally drug out and could have easily been shortened some. Especially since those were everyone’s last moments in minimum.

Season 6 begins immediately after the riot where they are they shipped off to maximum security. We have yet to see what the original prison is like now and we are missing quite a few characters from season 6. It is presumed they went to other prisons, but we would still like to see how they are doing. It would have also been nice to see Ouija slapped in the her face at least once to get what she deserves.

At maximum security we meet some new faces. They go to max to be punished more, but the problem is it is almost too real. They are confined most of the day and not allowed to do much. They then have to deal with some horrible guards and inmates and you really feel for them. You can feel their boredom and pain. This has made season 6 a little annoying and not as fun to watch.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The print looks very good throughout without any apparent issues. Colors are vibrant and carry pop which brings out the fine details. The detailed scenes stand out very well. Blacks are deep. I found the print to be crystal clear with no artifacts or print damage. There is a nice mixture of outside and inside scenes with ‘Orange’, but the outside scenes use of natural lighting really shows off the print.
Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA l0ssless 5.1 mix. With many comedies, they never truly take advantage of the soundfield. The same can be said in some instances with ‘Orange’ considering that it is more of a front heavy experience. When the soundtrack comes into play, especially during the riot in the jail, it really fills up the soundfield. Dialogue is clear and crisp through the center channel.
Print Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
  • “Linchfield to the Max” Featurette
  • Gag Reel

Special Features: 5/10

Final Thoughts

I’m hoping they pull it back together in season 7. Usually big changes like the ones presented in season 6 kill shows and I hope that isn’t the case here.
Overall Rating: 8/10