TV Review: Orphan Black


So if you haven’t seen Orphan Black yet, watch it! It’s one of my favorite shows of the moment and one that doesn’t have a lot of hype surrounding it. The show centers around the main character, Sarah Manning, who is searching to unfold the hidden origin of her birth. Though it is set in New York, the show features characters from many nationalities and presents characters from a wide range of social classes as well which makes the dialogue and interactions between the characters more interesting.

Though I’m not going to give any spoilers away from the first season I will say a few things about the basic plot line for those of you who aren’t completely sold on watching it yet. Doppelgangers are the main topic of mystery for the show. Sarah is a woman with a troubled past which is made even more difficult by her unknown origins. She encounters a woman who appears to be her double in one of the first scenes of the show and seconds later the woman takes her own life. Though Sarah has many problems of her own and is trying desperately to sort her own affairs out she is unable to resist the pull to discover who the woman was and what their connection is.

Season one takes you on a whirlwind of adventure, mystery, action, betrayal, and even a bit of romance. If you like thriller’s then I definitely recommend that you take a look at Orphan Black. I got so hooked that I ended up binge watching season one in a manner of days through Amazon Prime.

Don’t watch this show if you want everyone to be perfectly glossed and groomed. This show is gritty. This is something that I always find refreshing about non-Hollywood produced shows. However, if you are a fan of science fiction and are looking for a quality show, then check it out. Season two just premiered last week so you’ve still got time to catch up on the series before this season goes too far to catch up.

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