Orphan Black Season 1

The Walking Dead Season 3

 

Just one, I’m a few, no family too, who am I?

 

STARRING:
Tatiana Maslany
Dylan Bruce
Jordan Gavaris
Kevin Hanchard
Michael Mando
Maria Doyle Kennedy

 

CREATED BY:
Graeme Manson
John Fawcett

 

DATE OF RELEASE:
16th July, 2013 (Region 1)
16th September, 2013 (Region 2)

 

EPISODES:
10

 

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Starring Tatiana Maslany, the series casts her characters as several identical women who are revealed to be clones. She herself plays the role of a Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her clones, Elizabeth Childs, after the latter commits suicide.

 

What do you do when you witness a random woman committing suicide on a casual, deserted train station in the middle of the night? More importantly, what do you do when you witness your clone committing suicide on a random, deserted train station in the middle of the night? That is exactly what Orphan Black is all about.

 

A drifter, Sarah Manning witnesses such a death of her clone – named Beth, and is soon pulled into a maddening plot where she not only discovers that she is just one out of a series of clones, but that they are all being killed one-by-one. Soon, Sarah starts impersonating Beth, who, as luck would have it, is a cop investigating the clone conspiracy with the other clones. One of them is a soccer mom – Allison, the other, a Hippie lesbian scientist Cosima. Katja, the German clone is killed in the first episode, as she ambushes “Beth”. Through a series of phone calls to Beth, Sarah realizes there is much more to this as she is the only clone who isn’t barren, as she has a daughter she left in the care of Mrs. S, her own foster mother.

 

Now, I could give away the entire plot, but then what’s the fun in that? A crazy, mind-numbing storyline grips you and makes you crave for more. Tatiana Maslany plays literally half a dozen different characters flawlessly and there are likely to be more as the seasons roll on. Sarah’s gay foster brother Felix is played by Jordan Gavaris, who provides the show with his flamboyant wit and and also acts as a comic relief sometimes. But let’s go back to Tatiana Maslany. With the help of her make-up artists and excellent hair stylists, she plays six different roles of the clones with perfection – a bad-ass British punk (Sarah), an uptight Soccer mom in pink (Allison), a trippy lesbian scientist with dreadlocks (Cosima), the rock-n-roller German (Katja), a witty cop (Beth), a blonde and feral Ukrainian (Helena) and a Proclone, I had a hard time believing it was just one actress playing all of these roles. Each clone has a distinct stage presence as they have their very own and very different styles, looks, accents and personalities. They form their own #CloneClub.

 

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On May 2, 2013 BBC America renewed Orphan Black for a 10-episode second season to premiere sometime in April 2014.

 

With just ten episodes in this first season, you don’t have to devote a lot of time for Orphan Black, and just the first episode is enough to make to you crave for more.

 

 

 

 

Responses (15)

  1. Ellen Archer says:

    Katie-have you read this?

  2. Jeanne Morris Vezner says:

    Started watching this show on the recommendation of my brother. Totally hooked! Only 3 episodes to go before we finish Season 1 and we have to wait until spring 2014. For those of you who want to watch it – it is available on BBC America On Demand.

  3. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    Absolutely awesome. Waiting for the next season.

  4. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    It's a travesty to have to wait for so long to watch such an amazing show.

  5. Kim Moon says:

    Yeah, what Joyce said! Someone give Tatiana an Oscar, or emmy or grammy or something! shit give her all of them! lol I have never been a FAN of anything really, until now. Cant wait for season 2!

  6. Without a doubt, one of the best shows I've ever seen, hands down. Tatiana Maslany is brilliant beyond words. How have we not heard of her before?!?

  7. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    She has played minor roles in some movies, however, she hits her stride in Orphan Black.

  8. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    Tatiana won a Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award this year. She absolutely deserves more.

  9. One of the best female lead performances of all time. One of the best female characters in TV/film history. Confirms the cliche that good sci-fi fiction is good fiction.
    This series, this story line, has the potential to go in any direction. It truly fires up the imagination.

  10. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    I completely agree with that. It also rebuffs the cliche that women can't play strong sci-fi roles as this. Apart from Bionic Woman, I don't think I've seen a show where the title role was played by a woman without an over-bearing male counterpart.

    I cannot wait for season 2. #CloneClub #FTW

  11. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    Obviously.

  12. Danny Smith says:

    Seriously Though, Tatiana acting is so fking brilliant. I kept thinking the characters were played by different actresses.

  13. Almas Zephyr Khateeb says:

    I DID TOO. I was very reluctant to believe that it was one actress.

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