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Winner: 'Orange Is the New Black'
I can't speak to the actual viewership of the second season — or of any Netflix show, for that matter — so in this case it's a winner simply because it was so damn good. The introduction of Lorraine Toussaint (mesmerizing) as Vee added a new level of tension and danger to the goings-on at Litchfield, and by spending so much time on a character with absolutely zero connection to ostensible lead Piper, the show became even more of a pure ensemble than before, doing remarkable work humanizing once-obscure prisoners (former bank robber Rosa) and administrators (sad sack Joe Caputo), and was just as funny and poignant as before. No sophomore slump here at all.
- Alan Sepinwall