RECOMMENDATION #28: ORPHAN BLACK, SEASON ONE [BBC America]

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Todd Mason and Patti Abbott raved about Orphan Black so I finally binged using On Demand. I watched all 10 episodes in three days. Yes, this Canadian science fiction series about clones compels you to watch. Tatiana Maslany plays all the clones with impressive versatility. Why do these clones exist? Who is doing the cloning? Why are the clones being hunted and murdered? We don’t get all the answers to these questions in Season One, but Season Two is being filmed in Toronto as you read this. Orphan Black is head-and-shoulders above other Summer series like Under the Dome (which I’m also watching). Nothing is quite what you think it is. The producers and writer throw in plenty of plot twists and surprises. I can’t wait for more Orphan Black in April 2014! Highly recommended! GRADE: A

8 thoughts on “RECOMMENDATION #28: ORPHAN BLACK, SEASON ONE [BBC America]

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    I found Orphan Black very entertaining. On the other hand I’m very disappointed with Under the Dome-not a very good job of adapting the novel to tv. Lot of changes from the book and not for the better.

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  2. Jeff Meyerson

    Yes, Steve is writing the first episode of Season 2. I agree with you, though, that it’s a mistake. If they never get out of the dome… let’s just say there aren’t that many people under there that I care enough about, and they obviously can’t bring any more in!

    I guess we’ll see how they leave it.

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  3. Richard R.

    Orphan isn’t one I’m familiar with. Dome would be interesting if they jump to about 20 generations from now, withthe dome about half full with stacks of people up the sides, but wait they would have starved, and the air not so good. It could be an analogy for the planet…

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  4. Jeff Meyerson

    We watched episode 1 and found it off-putting and confusing and the characters unpleasant. But we decided to give it another try when I found BBC American on demand has all 10 episodes available. Episode 2 was definitely better than 1 and we’ll watch the rest of them.

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    1. george Post author

      Jeff, it really takes two or three episodes to figure out what’s going on in ORPHAN BLACK. It’s definitely worth sticking with for all 10 episodes!

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