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 Post subject: Orphan Black (TV 2013- )
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:56 am 
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Orphan Black is a BBC made TV show for the North American market. I've seen 4 eps so far and really like it. Don't know how I missed the first season, currently season 2 is running.

The series follows the point of view of a British street hustler who lives in the US and one night by coincidence witnesses the suicide of a young woman who is an identical twin of hers. A fast paced mystery plot evolves and our heroine Sarah soon finds herself in mortal danger being chased by and chasing bad guys. I like the fast pace and the fitting music, the show gives off a "Lola rennt - the series" vibe. Got that girl power thing going, popular nowadays, but still plausible and with pleasing complexity. Sarah doesn't knock bullets out of the air with her clitoris or beats up big guys. Tatiana Maslany gives a great performance as a girl still vulnerable trying to survive and get her patchwork family through impossible circumstances. Show also has some well inserted comical relief. Good production values, nothing looks cheap or hurried. Plot is given time to evolve and so far what is happening is plausible, at least in the framework of the universe created by the story.

On a side note: The show gets firearms and violence right. Finally cops that wear eyes and ears at the range. And a female hero that gets knocked on her ass and doesn't have mad skills and conditioning. I personally like that the signature weapon is a Walther P99.

I for my part can't wait to see Sarah running some and already hope there will be a seaons 3 despite not being done with 1 yet.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/?ref_=nv_sr_1



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 Post subject: Re: Orphan Black (TV 2013- )
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Never heard of it

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 Post subject: Re: Orphan Black (TV 2013- )
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:47 am 
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It's on BBC America.

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Oh, yea.


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 Post subject: Re: Orphan Black (TV 2013- )
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I have to pay twenty bucks more to get BBC America. My bare minimum Dish TV package costs me 74 bucks. greedy bastards. That's why I officially endorse piracy.

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 Post subject: Re: Orphan Black (TV 2013- )
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:58 am 
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Those rates are ridiculous indeed. For one month's worth you could simply buy a whole season of a show on DVD to see if you like it. Or legally download it for even less.

http://www.amazon.com/Orphan-Black-Seas ... phan+black

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You guys seriously need to watch this. 'Helena' is the best TV character in a long time. :lol:

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Here a great summary of what you're missing:


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Why watch a British show when there's this



90 channels for $75 a year.

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What's that shit. Thai reality TV?

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