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'Orphan Black' - BBC America - Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Feb 8, 2013 #1 of 190
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    FYI,

    New BBC America show starting next month.

    http://www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black/


    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do_BCA-vR9E[/media]
     
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    scooterboy

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    That looks interesting - thanks!
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I've been waiting for this one.
     
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    rhuntington3

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    Interesting! Looks good!
     
  5. Feb 9, 2013 #5 of 190
    tiams

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    I am looking forward to it. Is anyone watching Utopia?
     
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    sieglinde

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    Utopia? What channel?
     
  8. Feb 9, 2013 #8 of 190
    tiams

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    "Dark and enigmatic thriller. When an unconnected set of people find themselves in possession of the manuscript for a legendary graphic novel, their lives brutally implode as they are pursued by a shadowy and murderous organisation"

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVLKWhLNuZk[/media]
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 #9 of 190
    SnakeVargas

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    Both of these look interesting. British TV seems so much edgier and unique and American television. Does anyone watch Bedlam? I've been thinking of giving that one a shot.

    Is Torchwood ever going to return? The last season was pretty bad.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 #10 of 190
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I watched all of the first series of Bedlam, and it was just good enough (by a hair) to keep me on board through to the end, but not quite good enough to get me eager to start series two. I know I'm kind of damning it with faint praise, but it's worth at least watching an episode or two.

    I'd recommend The Fades over it.

    And sticking to the same genre, I'm a huge fan of Misfits.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2013 #11 of 190
    SnakeVargas

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    The Fades looks good. I'm going to have to give that one a try. Misfits didn't grab my attention when I looked at the summary and DVD box, but maybe I will try that one too.

    Thank you for the suggestions.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2013 #12 of 190
    Malcontent

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    New 'Orphan Black' clip.

     
  13. Mar 29, 2013 #13 of 190
    Malcontent

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    Bump...

    "Orphan Black" premieres Saturday, March 30 at 9pm on BBC America.
     
  14. Mar 31, 2013 #14 of 190
    Bob Coxner

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    The first episode really grabs you. This has a lot of potential.

    Recommended.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2013 #15 of 190
    lambertman

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    Enjoyed the show and the nudity.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2013 #16 of 190
    cheesesteak

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    The premiere was good. I'm in.

    Is this a British show or a Canadian show or a British show set in Canada?
     
  17. Mar 31, 2013 #17 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It's a Canadian show.

    I don't think it's even airing in England.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2013 #18 of 190
    LoadStar

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    Canadian show set in Canada. Looks like it is a BBC America/Space Network co-production, and airs on both networks at the same time.

    I was confused for a while because I couldn't figure out exactly where this was supposed to be set. There was a reference to the "next train to New York City" so I knew it had to be in North America somewhere, but then both of the main characters we saw had very strong British accents. Unless I missed it (and that's possible) I didn't see them state outright where it was set.

    One weird thing I noticed: why did they blur out parts of a prop drivers license? It wasn't that there was a part out of focus, it was obvious that they blurred out certain information.
     
  19. Mar 31, 2013 #19 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The money was Canadian...

    The accents puzzled me, since they obviously grew up in foster care in that city (i.e., in Canada). So why do they have English accents? For story purposes, it makes sense...it helps distinguish the various Tatiana Maslany characters. But I do not yet have a clue how it works in-story.

    By the way, those who profess annoyance at all the English and Aussie actors who play American characters, take heart...both of the "English" characters here are played by Canadians.
    Perhaps to keep the location ambiguous? Or maybe they were too cheap to make a fake, and just used Maslaney's real license? :D
     
  20. Mar 31, 2013 #20 of 190
    LoadStar

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    Yeah, there were a few other on-screen clues that put the series in the Toronto metropolitan area. The itinerary has "Beth's" boyfriend returning through Toronto Pearson airport, and the plates on the cars were Ontario plates, I believe.
    I believe that will be answered in-story shortly.
    Possibly the first. This reminds me of some other series that are marketed to both Canada and US, like Flashpoint and Rookie Blue, where they intentionally vague up the setting. I sort of wish they wouldn't. I can't see that being set in Canada is likely to turn off US viewers, and being a random nebulous unnamed area just makes it harder for the viewer.
     

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