“Sarah is a street-wise woman with a troubled past as an English orphan who bounced around foster homes before being taken in by Mrs. S, who uprooted her and her foster brother, Felix, to North America. She has made bad decisions in her life but always strives to do right by daughter Kira. When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman, Beth (who looks like her) she decides to steal Beth’s identity — boyfriend and money included — in an attempt to begin a new life for herself and Kira, with whom Sarah hopes to reunite. But assuming Beth’s life — Sarah eventually learns…” -BBC America
THIS is the show I wait for! If you haven’t heard of it, or maybe you have, but you weren’t sold by some initial pitch…reconsider…you’re missing out…TRUST.
The plot twists and turns and weaves and spins and shocks and awes. And when the plot very rarely hits a momentary plateau, it still keeps you entertained with a cast of endearing and dynamic characters. Even if you’re not into SciFi, I find it hard to believe you won’t be into OB. And if you are into SciFi, this is the crème de la crème: a well developed, thriller of a plot with legit science 98% of the time.
Orphan Black is one of those shows that I can’t even tell you too much about; I want to preserve the experience for you. It’s worth watching just to see lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, show you just what acting is at it’s very best; she’s the swiss army knife of acting.
But remember, try to give a show three episodes before you decide to dig in or ditch it. If you dig in, you will have joined the coolest fan club there is. No joke! There’s also a comic book series inspired by the show, if you want to read the awesomeness instead:
I was introduced to Orphan Black Season 1 as a part of Amazon Prime, but now you can stream it via BBC America’s Website if you have a cable subscription. Alternatively, you can purchase Season 1 to stream via Amazon…the first episode is free to watch.
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Illustration copyright to: Kiersten Essenpreis