Orange is the New Black the first episode of season 2 is very intense. It pulls you out of the semi comfortable setting of the season 1 prison and thrusts you into a very uncomfortable setting that feel so realistic it's actually uncomfortable to watch at times. The short version is that you've become so connected with Piper Chapman by the end of season 1 that it's almost painful to watch how miserable she is in the first episode of season 2. And yet you are captivated the entire time and can't look away from the screen. That's good television that can do that to the viewer!