Even before Netflix began streaming Orange Is the New Black, an original 13-episode series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name and starring Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One) as a woman who thinks she’ll use her prison sentence to get toned for her wedding and read her Amazon wish list, a second season had been greenlit. Combine that knowledge with our review referring to it as “very funny and occasionally quite moving,” and you can feel good about binge-watching the show this weekend.
Schilling’s personal marathon history includes devouring three seasons of Downton Abbey in two weeks. She offers these tips: “You have to remember to take a shower. Have snacks. And it’s nice to bring another person into the mix for different chunks of the journey,” she says. “Have a friend come over for a couple episodes. You don’t have to do it all alone.”
Also, when you need a two-minute break, watch Schilling take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test in the video below.