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Orphan Black

Season One
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Orphan Black


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Sarah is on the run from a bad relationship when a lookalike stranger commits suicide right in front of her. Sarah sees a solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman's identity and clearing out her bank account. Instead, she stumbles into a thriller mystery, and uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. She learns there are more like her, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances, and someone is trying to kill them off, one by one.
Title: Orphan black
Season one
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United Kingdom] :, BBC Video ;, [Burbank, CA] :, Warner Home Video,, [2013]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (450 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Title from web page
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program on the BBC Network
Special features: Character profiles; behind the scenes feature; set tour
Contents: Natural selection
Instinct
Variation under nature
Effects of external conditions
Conditions of existance
Variations under domestication
Parts developed in an unusual manner
Entangled bank
Unconcious selection
Endless forms most beautiful
Summary: Sarah is on the run from a bad relationship when a lookalike stranger commits suicide right in front of her. Sarah sees a solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman's identity and clearing out her bank account. Instead, she stumbles into a thriller mystery, and uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. She learns there are more like her, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances, and someone is trying to kill them off, one by one.
Audience: Rating: Not rated
Statement of Responsibility: BBC
Performers: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Maria Doyle Kennedy.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (16x9) presentation; stereo
Subject Headings: Human cloning Drama Murder Drama
Genre/Form: Action and adventure television programs
Fiction television programs
Topical Term: Human cloning
Murder
Publisher No: 1000395523 BBC
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Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • RavenIsland rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Although it gets off to a somewhat convoluted start, this is a fun and very watchable series. The lead actors are excellent and engaging and, as the story unfolds and the plot thickens, they hold it all together quite capably. You will have to suspend your disbelief on occasion, especially as coincidence after coincidence drives the plot, but it's worth if just to watch Tatiana Maslany play the parts of her clone sisters with such relish. Looking forward to Series 2.

Report This Jan 14, 2014
  • wongsokguan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm impress with this show. It shows originality, so different from anything that I've ever seen. It's like what split personalities, so many different people.

Report This Nov 19, 2013
  • xaipe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Clones on the run. Talky sci-fi "thriller" which really dragged along for me. Kind of like a one-trick pony performance with the plot centered around multiple clones trying to evade their handlers so they can live normal lives. The main character, played byTatiana Maslany, who does a remarkable job of playing multiple parts convincingly, is what saves this series from being a total bomb. A smaller part, played by the Irish actor Maria Doyle Kennedy, was very good within the limits of the script. I kept wanting to like this series, but never really connected with it. Can't imagine where they will go with series 2 unless it's just more Clones On The Run.

I believe season 2 starts in 2014, maybe Jan or Feb.

Does anyone know when Season Two will return to TV?

Report This Nov 11, 2013
  • toby1kenobi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So good!!

i very much liked this show.

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