Orphan Black (BBC TV)

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  1. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Five episodes in to Season One and I am entertained. Interesting premise, I like the story, the acting, and the lead, Tatiana Maslany is doing a great job playing multiple characters. I'm catching this on Amazon Prime, but reruns are currently appearing on BBC America early in the morning in prep for the start of Season 2 Premier in April.

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  2. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    Very fascinating show. Only got a chance to watch the pilot episode of season 1 and felt it was very good although character development was a tad bit unfocused and dialogue was stiff and inconsistent.

    But her performance was just magic.
     
  3. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    I don't disagree with you, but the story is growing on me. :) It would seem impossible for her to take the place of a police officer (whom she looks like), but they made it plausible.
     
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    Good, this was on my watch list on Amazon Prime to watch. Was a little worried I wouldn't like it.
     
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    Loved season 1. Looking forward to season 2. Hopefully BBC doesn't dismiss it prematurely like they did with Robin Hood and Torchwood.
     
  6. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Season 2 is starting mid April 2014. I just finished Season 1, 10 episodes and it was good enough to keep watching. I won't call it great, but the story is keeping me interested, and the lead actress is pretty impressive with the various personalities. I can believe they are different people. :)
     
  7. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I think that at some point I will download the rest of Orphan Black and finish watching it.
     
  8. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    I've faded on this show as of Season 2. The lead actress is great playing multiple characters with distinct personalities, but ultimately the story did not hold me. :(
     
  9. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    Did the story get boring? Or too many plot holes?
     
  10. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    The best I can say is "more of the same", which is not necessarily bad, it's just that I lost interest in these characters. The initial premise which was outstanding had faded for me.
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    A bit of a thread resurrection here, but I've more or less binge watched the whole show and have started on episode 1 of the current season ( 4 ). For me I was able to like all the characters Tatiana plays and many of the supporting cast as well. The story line of the clones is a bit of a unique angle for TV and one we don't see very often.

    Of the characters she plays Cosima is my favorite of them because she's the scientist of group, and I like the glasses and dreadlocks look too. ;)
     
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    This is one of my favorite shows. You have to suspend judgement from jump street though. It's not just the clones that are out there.

    The acting is superb. Every actor is brilliant, and I love them all. I'm always amazed at how you can tell one clone from another.
     
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    Haven't seen it yet. But I'm a fan of Kennedy for her work in The Tudors. Is the science fiction heavy in this or not?
     
  14. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    No the level of science fiction is quite minimal. The show is more of a drama/thriller type and not heavy on technology or scifi.
     

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