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Orphan Black (2013)


Category: Drama/Thriller
Actors: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Channel: BBC America
Duration: 42 min
Rated: TV-14 (contains swear language,sex and violence)

You might like this show if you enjoyed:
Dollhouse (2009), Ringer (2011)

Sarah’s daughter is being raised by her foster mother, who moved from Great Britain to the United States because Sarah doesn’t have her life under control. One night at the subway she witnessses a young woman taking off her shoes, putting down her purse and jumping in front of a train. Right before the she takes her life, Sarah gets a glimpse at her face; she looks exactly like Sarah. Instinctly Sarah grabs the purse and walks off. Desperate to get her daughter back, she decides to take over the mysterious woman’s life, but she doesn’t have a clue about what she gets herself into.

I haven’t heard much about Orphan Black, but man, was I blown away. The pilot gets you hooked already; there have been movies about someone taking over someone else’s life, but this is so much diffrerent. It takes you in a whole new direction and the writing is phenomenal.

A tiny spoiler: In the first two episodes you already get to know that the woman on the tracks isn’t the only one that looks exactly like Sarah, so Tatiana Maslany is actually playing at least 5 different characters. And the great thing about it is that you actually believe you see 5 different people. – End of Spoiler

Tatiana Maslany is an amazign actress and I honestly have no idea where she came from, or why she was hiding from us. By the way, she looks like the love child of Alyssa Milano and Leah Remini.
This Show is so brilliant and as far as the story goes it has endless potential and can basically go anywhere, which this season has already proven. 2012 was the year of Scandal, but 2013 is the year of Orphan Black. Hands down, this is one of the best drama shows (with a touch of sci-fi) I have seen in many many years.

Watch it, you won’t be disappointed!

Rating: 9/10


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