Thanks for the advice! No, it's just that I'm not sure I will have time to watch it all, and didn't want to watch a few seasons now, and have to wait what may be a substantial period of time to watch a few more. Also, to be honest, I'm not sure how much prison drama (I assume it's all set in the prison) can be sustained over a number of years, without having a major change of scenery.
I find Frankie to be by far the most interesting character, or maybe that is just an exceptional actor. She does awful things, but I do feel that is because she feels that she has to, she is not naturally sadistic. I have a lot of sympathy for her, with her background, it's not surprising she is screwed up. If she had had a better start in life, she could have really been successful.
On the other hand, I don't like Ms. Perfect Bea. The Debbie love is excessive, and just isn't enough to give her character any depth. She really has no identity besides Debbie avenger. She could have been set up much better as a foil to Jaqs or Franke or whoever the top dog is until she (Bea) takes over. I also hate her scraggly hair an perpetually chapped lips.
I think (so far) the show is very well written. For example, I thought Will Jackson, the guard/husband of Meg) was going to be hitting on Bea, or otherwise abusing his position. but that's not the way it's turning out.
Anyway, would love to discuss, it but have to get back to watching.