Orphan Black 2 Seasons 2013

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1. Natural Selection AGES_15_AND_OVER

When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a stranger, it changes everything.

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44 minutes

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Natural Selection

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Season 1
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Genres Drama, Science Fiction
Season year 2013
Network BBC
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 July 2014
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I am a bit picky when it comes to sci-fi. I really hate when writers just use the format to go crazy inventing silly futuristic technology. This show is generally very disciplined in that respect -you have the technology of cloning and just about everything else is rooted in real life... no laser guns or superpowers, at least in series 1(haven't seen series 2).

The story telling is very well structured, the dilemmas faced by the characters are quite believable and the characters themselves are down to earth. This is Sci-fi led by the plot where the technology is actually integral to the story. The show explores philosophical questions such as the nature / nurture debate and questions of morality.

As for Tatiana Maslany acting so many parts... Bravo! I can hardly believe one person can portray so many different characters so well. The acting alone has been worth the watch for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Mar 2014
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A young woman is at a bar drinking when her foster brother walks in, and the story this woman tells is not believable. Sarah woke up from a nap while riding the train, gets off, makes a call, and then walks down the train walkway. She sees another woman pacing, and the other woman is weeping as she takes off her coat and neatly lays it on her shoes, she looks up and then jumps in front of the train. Beside the shock of this woman killing herself, she looks exactly like Sarah. Sarah in the heat of the moment steals the handbag and meets up with her foster brother,

Tatiana Maslany, plays Sarah. She is close to her adopted brother, Felix, played by Jordan Gavaris, and she tells him about her experience and that she has left her abusive lover. Sarah decides to take on the persona of Beth after she sees the lovely apartment, car and clothes Beth has. She also has a very handsome boyfriend, and a plethora of secrets. The first episode alone is enough to snare you in, and has the series moves along, so do we.

This is an exciting, well written not so sci-fi drama. The storyline moves quickly, and you may need to watch the episodes twice to keep up, and to observe every nuance. Tatiana Maslany is as fine an actress as I have seen, she develops the character(s) as we move along. The acting is superb, and we never know what is behind the next curtain. Season One on BBC America is done, and we await season two at the end of March.

Recommended. prisrob 03-23-14
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KissTheSky on 23 July 2014
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This is one of the best new shows I have seen in years, and I am currently convincing everyone I know to watch it! Without giving the plot away, having one actress play the majority of the main characters is no mean feat. That Tatiana Maslany is able to pull it off without it feeling like just another novelty factor is incredible. That said, it is a show which is difficult to explain and I was initially put off by descriptions of the plot sounding overly complicated and sci-fi-ish. In reality, the science is balanced by the developing relationships between the characters, giving it a real heart. The background to the story is revealed as the series progresses, and I watched far too many episodes in one sitting simply because I had to find out what was happening!

Watch it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G on 18 Jun 2014
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Tatiana Maslany brilliantly portrays in this series. Great to have it on DVD, because trust me you are going to want to rematch this many times.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By TVR-Andy on 22 April 2014
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This set of ten episodes (three DVD's) is about cloning of humans. The story is very good and builds up nicely as you get into the story. The main actress, Tatiana Maslany, plays all the parts brilliantly. The story is tense and violent in places but there is also some good humour and a little sex.
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41 of 52 people found the following review helpful By H. Miller on 19 Jun 2013
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I was able to watch this as it aired in the States and it is soon to be shown on BBC3- a great decision to buy up this series from its cousins, BBC America.

I will be honest and say that to love, or maybe even like, this show there are some things you have to overlook. The 'British' accents occasionally drift into Australian, and more regularly into Dick Van Dyke territory, but when you consider how much work this show must have been for its breakout star Tatiana Maslany- on screen for nearly every minute of each episode in one guise or another- a few slips can be forgiven, I think. Also, as a second season has already been commissioned, she has time to practice. This is a problem that will undoubtedly resonate more with UK audiences than it did in the US, so I expect to see less overwhelmingly positive reactions to Orphan Black over here.

If you can give it a chance and overlook that, and some dubious inferences related to genetics and the abilities of serving police detectives, you are rewarded with a slick, amazingly acted, sexy and suspenseful show that draws you in and keeps you guessing. As this is the first season there are, of course, more questions than answers at the end of it, but you are left both satisfied with what you have seen and looking forward to more.

Tatiana Maslany is already award winning in this (these?) roles (Critics' Choice Television Award), and I imagine there can only be more to come. Well worth a look for her work alone, but there is some great storytelling here as well.
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