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This review is from: Orphan Black [DVD] (DVD)
I watched Orphan Black just after its US airing and as the above poster mentioned, Tatiana Maslaney's British accent in the first episode didn't quite ring true. Also, that clone, Sarah, is quite a tough and at times, selfish and dislikeable character in the first episode. However, pretty soon I forgot about that minor gripe as she is just fantastic in many different roles as a variety of clones. I really hope UK audiences take to the show when it airs in the autumn as the drama and intrigue is so much fun.
Maslaney really makes you forget it is the same actor playing the other roles, my favourites being science geek Cosima and neurotic housewife Allison. Jordan Gavaris - another Canadian like Maslaney - who pays Felix, Sarah's gay foster brother is more secure in his accent and is an absolute hoot as the series progresses. Also nice to see Maria Doyle Kennedy pop up so many years after The Commitments!!
A lot of the fun of the show is when the clones appear on screen together - amazing how camera technology has progressed allowing relatively modestly budgeted shows like this to be so slick when three characters appear together and interact when it is all the same actress. Also look out for the scenes when Maslaney plays one clone impersonating another!
The action builds to a climax in episode 10 extremely well, leaving things on a real cliffhanger with so many unanswered questions. Can't wait for series 2 next year.
However, what on earth is the deal with these UK release dates. A YEAR to wait? I think a lot of region DVDs are going to be flying across the Atlantic before then!
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Initial post: 16 Sep 2013 03:12:48 BDT
Ultimate Reviewer says:
Oh, so it's about clones is it? Well, thanks a bunch for ruining that revelation!
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2013 16:30:02 BDT
Andrew Riley says:
The fact it's about clones is in the product description, so I'm assuming (hoping) that it comes out quite early in the first episode. I don't think you can really knock a reviewer for a "spoiler" that Amazon have also posted.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2013 16:37:38 BDT
Ultimate Reviewer says:
No it doesn't come out in the first episode.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2013 12:54:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2013 12:55:32 BDT
Ultimate Reviewer is correct. This MAJOR PLOT SPOILER is not revealed until the very end of Episode 2. It's hinted-at in Episodes 1 and 2, but only briefly. Cath should really edit her post accordingly!
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 12:36:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Oct 2013 17:52:19 BDT
Go easy on Cath folks. The whole premise of the show is up and running on other sites, outlets and so-forth. It's hardly a best kept secret. Agree with you Cath about the camera technology....amazing. No old-fashion very obvious lines where they had spliced to bit of film together (mind you I am going back to black & white TV days and just 2 channels).
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Oct 2013 12:21:11 BDT
it says on the product description on this site
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2013 22:38:19 BDT
Rebel Scum says:
It also says on the cover of the US release, 'A Clone is Never Alone'.
Hardly a revelation by any means.
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 02:41:00 GMT
Totally agree about the UK release dates, they really take the piss. We can't take part in any of the fandom discussion without spoiling upcoming episodes and then they expect us to pay £25 for the boxset which will probably have no extras and wait eight months longer for the next series. I never download or stream illegally, but it feels like British fans are punished for their honesty.
I did love this series a lot though so I'm probably going to spring for the Region 1 DVD...
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 14:05:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Nov 2013 14:10:13 GMT
@ Rebel Scum, and GhostGrey51: The "plot point" may well be written everywhere else, but the fact is, if you don't know what Sarah is, prior to watching the show (as I was lucky enough not too), then by the end of Episode 2's reveal, it comes as a really worthwhile shock plot-twist. So the less people know about the show, the better. (In fact, the US set has the plot-point revealed as its tagline, the UK set doesn't, and in this instance, the UK tagline is actually superior!)
Posted on 9 Nov 2013 21:36:19 GMT
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