|'Orange Is the New Black' Withdrawal? 13 Things You Can Do|
|By LESLEY MESSER (@lesleymesser) and JOANNA STERN (@joannastern)||Jun 26, 2013, 5:00 PM|
You can't believe it has been 13 hours and then it happens -- there are no more episodes left in the Netflix queue. You've watched all 13, hour-long episodes of "Orange is the New Black" in less than a week. You don't know how it happened or how it happened so quickly, you just know you're done and you need more.
Yes, even the best of us have experienced the binge-watching withdrawal. But it doesn't have to be so painful. Here are ten things you can do to ease the "Orange is the New Black" withdrawal.
Okay, so her last name isn't Chapman, but the series is based on the real-life Piper Kerman's experience of spending 15 months in a women's prison in Danbury, Conn. You can find out more about the real Piper in her interview this past week on ABC News' "This Week."
Through step one you'll also learn that the show is based off of Kerman's memoir entitled "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison." There's no better way of getting over not having more episodes than by seeing how they match up to the real-life events. The book is available at Amazon for $11.20. (Yes, yes, it's more than your monthly Netflix subscription!)
"The animals, the animals, trapped, trapped, trapped, 'till the cage is full..." Admit it: the song is catchy and you miss it. You can listen to it over and over on YouTube, Spotify and Rdio.
If you're like us, you're wondering where Taylor Schilling, the actress who plays Chapman, came from. You're probably also wondering the real story behind Laverne Cox, the transgender inmate who is a real-life transgender activist. Then there's Kate Mulgrew or "Red," Natasha Lyonne and Laura Prepon.
Spend some time Googling Jason Biggs, who somehow seems way cuter and more appealing than ever. Maybe it's because he and Jenny Mollen seem like such a fun couple (and now they're having a baby).
Piper Kerman really is married to a man named Larry, and he really did write a New York Times column about their relationship while she was incarcerated. "To say she was freaked out and wondering if I would stick around for the messes sure to come is an understatement," he wrote. "To say that it never once crossed my mind to bail on her is simply a statement of fact."
Lauryn Hill, who was sentenced to serve three months behind bars for tax evasion is at the FCI Danbury, the very same prison where Kerman was incarcerated. And like Kerman's experience, Hill's doesn't seem to be all bad. "I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials," Hill recently wrote on her blog . "Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them."
Curious about what prison really looks like? Take a tour of the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury!
Re-watching the entire season probably isn't in the cards, but watching the highlights in some hilarious GIFs? That's totally doable. There's this one of Alex and Chapman's dance, this one of Crazy Eyes and then this one of Pornstache leaving the room.
Do inmates really pee on the floor and use maxi pads as flip flops? Do they starve each other out? Okay, maybe you won't find all the answers to these questions, but it's fun to reminisce about some of the best parts of the season.
… And while you're at it, catch up with the fourth season of "Arrested Development," which is also a Netflix exclusive and earned Jason Bateman an Emmy nod.
Only problem? You've got to wait until next year. Time to rinse and repeat.