I'm dead last on this one, but better late than not at all?!
Setting a series in a women's prison not only makes the Bechdel-test a non-issue, it also allows for an unusually wide spectrum of multi-dimensional female characters.
Add to that a sensible, sensitive, tongue-in-cheek script, and you are home.
So how come I lost interest halfway through the season?
I tend to think it's perhaps me rather than the show, since I'm really at a loss to find any fault at all with OITNB.