Orphan Black 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
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When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a stranger, it changes everything.

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44 minutes

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Season 1

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Genres Drama, Science Fiction
Network BBC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BirdieTracy on 28 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
I tried watching this because the name and description sounded interesting. From the very first episode I was hooked, which is somewhat unusual for me. The idea of these copies of one person scattered throughout the world who were getting in touch with one another was fascinating. Add in shadowy forces and the fact that you don't know who is actually good or bad and it was nearly impossible to stop watching and go to bed. So for the most part I didn't.

This is not, in my opinion anyway, a series for younger children. There is graphic violence, some nudity, and themes that are going to be over their heads. But if you like suspense I can recommend this series as one that might very well keep you up all night too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Norman Sanker on 18 July 2015
Format: DVD
It's odd that I can't remember exactly how I got turned on to "Orphan Black" but it's become my favorite series by far. I'm a Yank and so caught up in this show that I periodically check the most recent reviews of OB on Amazon.US to share the fun of blown-away newcomers to the series. There are now 13,183 reviews of "Orphan Black" Season 1 on Amazon.US and I've watched that number grow many-fold over the past year or two. But the number of reviews on Amazon.UK remains stuck at about 1/100th of that: 134. I can't believe that no one is watching "Orphan Black" in the UK--you Brits will love it. IMPORTANT: avoid spoilers and start with Season 1 (or Series 1, if you prefer), Episode 1. I anticipate the thanks of a grateful nation. Below is a short review I did for my local library.

Don't let the naysayers discourage you from trying this extraordinary series--and avoid spoilers at all costs. "Orphan Black" is a thriller, a black comedy, a cop show, an acting clinic, a twisted family drama, a romance, and speculative fiction at its best. It celebrates the joy of science while scaring your pants off about possible abuses. This show will draw you in, keep you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh out loud, shriek with delight, and bang on the arm of your chair. Give it your full attention for two episodes, bearing in mind that a healthy dose of camp is a critical ingredient of this stew. If you're not on board by then, it's probably not for you. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 May 2015
Format: DVD
Streetwise chancer Sarah sees a lookalike deliberately plunge in front of a train. At once she is off with the handbag and taking on the identity of suicide Beth. She moves into her lavish apartment and withdraws all her money from the bank. Beth's boyfriend hardly seems to notice the difference, her partner at the police precinct is only vaguely aware she is not quite herself. Yes, Beth was a cop (Sarah quickly and secretly learning how to fire a gun).

The start is so ludicrous I nearly gave up there and then, but am glad I did not. The ten episodes become addictive. Sarah and Beth turn out to be clones. There are others, one of them seriously scary and determined to kill the rest.

Main attraction is the tour de force by Tatiana Maslany, she playing many characters (6+?) with a variety of accents. Often several are convincingly on screen at once. Enjoyably involved is Jordan Gavaris as Sarah's gay foster brother Felix (his apartment the setting for some lively moments).

Throughout there is much excitement and gore, not to mention dark humour (luckless villain Victor sustaining various injuries; a nosy neighbour greatly to regret a moment of destructive spite).

No bonuses alas. It would have been interesting to have Tatiana Maslany discussing her roles and to learn how certain special effects were achieved. (Perhaps, though, it is better to leave us guessing?)

Certain powers-that-be have sinister agendas. How many clones will survive?

Welcome one of those shows where it is wise not to probe too deeply. Simply sit back and enjoy. Season 2 awaits, many will be glad to hear.
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