Reviews & Profiles
‘Orphan Black’ makes you think before you wish you were someone else
Posted Saturday, October 19 2013 at 01:00
Tatiana Maslany, well that is one name you may want to remember for the future. The actress is the leading character in the BBC America series, Orphan Black. In this show, she manages to play over six separate characters (each of different nationality and personality) in the same production and pulls it flawlessly with little or no evident glitches, which I must say is an incredible fate to achieve.
The show focuses on one of Tatiana’s characters, Sarah Manning, a con artist by trade who migrated to America with her family from England. Troubled since her childhood, Sarah always seems to have a knack for running in and out of trouble. So while on the run from a drug dealer, she witnesses the death of a woman who looks exactly like her.
She then decides to assume her identity in a bid to steal the woman’s possessions and fake her own death. But before she knows what she is getting herself into, she is embroiled in a much bigger mess than she can imagine.
First she has to contend with a murder investigation, and later, it is revealed that Sarah is one of several clones born in 1984 and that there is someone out there killing them off. Furthermore, they also have to contend with a group of scientists after them that happen to be their creators.
The plot may seem a little far-fetched and difficult to pull-off in order to make it believable but Tatiana’s acting as well as the direction make you buy every single thing they are selling. The twists in the plot are endless from start to finish and only make the production even more irresistible. The show has already been renewed for a second season hence you can feel free to build attachments to it. One only hopes it does not suffer from the second season syndrome and maintains its impeccable quality.
Genre: Science fiction/Drama/Thriller
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, etc
Running time: 43 minutes
No. of seasons: 1
No. of episodes: 10