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Orphan Black

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Saturday 9:00 PM on BBC America Premiered Mar 30, 2013 Returning April 18, 2015

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Sarah, a grifter, witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She picks up the woman's handbag and runs. Instead of solving the mystery of how they can look the same, she is confronted with more mysteries. Taking on the woman's identity she discovers they are clones and that there are more of them out there, living in a wide range of circumstances.

As Sarah tries to find out what is going on and who is responsible for it, someone starts picking them off one by one. In a race to find the reason for it all before the killer can get to her, Sarah doesn't know who to trust.

The episode titles for season one are taken from Charles Darwin's evolutionary text "On The Origin of Species" (published November 24, 1859) and for season two, the episode titles are quotes from the works of Sir Francis Bacon.

Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

Sarah Manning/Beth Childs/Katja Obinger/Alison Hendrix/Cosima Niehaus/Helena/Rachel Duncan/Jennifer Fitzsimmons

Evelyne Brochu

Evelyne Brochu

Delphine Cormier

Dylan Bruce

Dylan Bruce

Paul Dierden

Jordan Gavaris

Jordan Gavaris

Felix Dawkins

Kevin Hanchard

Kevin Hanchard

Detective Art Bell

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Mrs. S

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Not all that!

    1.0
    Do not like this actress' acting. She is very over-rated, and is just, Not all that, at all!
  • A very unique show!

    9.0
    This is the first show review I've written on this site, but I just feel compelled to tell you how cool this show is! I've only recently discovered it, but I'm more than halfway through Season 1 in a day; and I can tell I'll be left breathless when I reach the season finale.



    What strikes me about this show, is firstly, the fact that Ms. Tatiana Maslany plays SO MANY CHARACTERS! Seriously, she must play at least four characters just by episode 3. While it can get a bit confusing at times, all her characters are distinguishable from one another - at least enough so the viewers don't get completely turned around. Sarah Manning is certainly adept at identity theft and impersonations - I'll just leave it at that. It's extremely impressive. (Not to mention the many accents she adopts. English, German, American, many more over the course of the rest of the episodes, I'm sure!)



    The other thing that makes this show so cool, is just that it's simply unique. Sure, there are a million and one sci-fi shows out there, and even more cop shows, but this one is a neat blend of the two; with some other, more "everyday problems" thrown in to ground it. (ie: Sarah grappling with the fact that her daughter is being brought up without her, in foster care, her relationship with Felix, and of course her boyfriend Vic, whom she threw an ashtray at.



    Bottom line: You don't mess with Sarah Manning.



    Consider me a fan!!moreless
  • There is no other...

    10
    this is a show, that I can watch 100 of times and still find it interesting. for me there is no other show like this. i like both the subject and actors, writing is brilliant..

    Tatiana became my favorite actress instantly, with a talent like hers,there's no surprise there. this is why I'm annoyed by the fact that the important award shows forget all about her, which is a real shame. they give out awards to less talented actors,just because their show has more viewers or who knows for what stupid reason.

    when she is on screen as her characters,i can tell them apart,just by hearing her VOICE.

    all the other actors on this show have real talent as well,so that makes this show even better.

    i can't say one thing I don't like about it.

    10/10.

    ps: there is one thing,that I don't like: it has only 10 episodes.moreless
  • I'm trying to get into it

    6.5
    A great idea for a show and quite intriguing, really; but, it leaves itself open to too many questions and gaps. Hoping it picks up soon or I won't make it through to Season 2.
  • Just discovered it, great show

    9.5
    I just watched season 1 over a few days. They do a really fantastic job of making each clone seem like different people from the acting and look to the camerawork and editing.
  • IS IT APRIL YET?

    Orphan Black: The Clones Are Back in Action in the First Full Trailer for Season 3 (VIDEO)

    Helena's kidnapping spurs Sarah into action once more in this extended look at Season 3, because as the Clone Club knows, you do NOT mess with Sarah OR her sisters.

  • HEADS UP, CLONE CLUB!

    Orphan Black's Season 3 Premiere Will Air Across AMC Networks' Entire Family of Channels

    The company is hoping to bring more eyeballs to the critically acclaimed sci-fi series.

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