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'Orphan Black' - BBC America - Spoilers

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

  1. Mar 31, 2013 #21 of 190
    cheesesteak

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    I noticed the Ontario license plate and someone mentioned Montreal. But then there were the strong British accents on the two lead characters and American-ish accents on everybody else. Pretty confusing.

    I liked what I saw but would rather not watch a more sci-fi version of Ringer. The one person living dual lives things gets pretty unbelievable pretty quickly.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2013 #22 of 190
    Flop

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    How does it make it harder for the viewer? It's not like the location is vitally important to the story. I mean, I guess I'm a little curious, but it's not a big deal.

    Shows that are supposed to take place in one city, but are obviously shot somewhere not even remotely close (Psych's "Santa Barbara" for example) are more annoying to me as a viewer than a show that doesn't explicitly state what city it's in.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2013 #23 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    To be fair, though, there's already a hell of a lot more to it than that...
     
  4. Mar 31, 2013 #24 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Probably best to move the episode discussion to a new thread...
     
  5. May 2, 2013 #25 of 190
    Malcontent

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    Cool, this is a good show. Of course, I suppose that means we won't be getting any answers this season. :(
     
  7. May 2, 2013 #27 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Makes no difference, since they finished filming this season long ago...
     
  8. May 3, 2013 #28 of 190
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    I just started watching this - I like it! I've just watched two episodes (I started last night after Breaking Bad) but I'm hooked.

    It reminds me a little of the early episodes of Alias, which I also enjoyed.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2013 #30 of 190
    Steveknj

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    Definitely worth watching. Enjoy!!
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 #31 of 190
    dianebrat

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    Get ready for one heck of a ride though the season!
    It was the high light show of my spring/summer
     
  12. Aug 20, 2013 #32 of 190
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    I just wish it wasn't filmed in Toronto. They seem to do great in Vancouver, but Toronto productions -- I can spot them a mile away. The music and sound are awful (I couldn't get subtitles that were synched properly to the video, and half the time the music -- if you could call it that -- was too loud to properly hear the dialogue). I don't see that from Vancouver productions.
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 #33 of 190
    Steveknj

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    But at least in this case, they aren't hiding the fact that it's in Toronto. So I'm ok with it.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2013 #34 of 190
    wprager

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    My beef is with the production quality, especially the audio. Back about 20-30 years ago you could always tell the difference between USA and Canadian produced movies -- the dialogue was just, off. Can't really explain it, but it's like the Canadian ones the dialogue was dubbed in later, recording the actors in a studio. The lip movement was in synch, the problem was something else.

    Since then I guess the industry has caught up, but I still find Toronto-produced shows (and movies, I suppose, but I watch very few of those) easy to spot. Vancouver has done a great job of reproducing Hollywood quality (yes, Hollywood quality is fantastic on the tech side of things, even if not always on the artsy side); Toronto has a ways to go.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 #35 of 190
    Steveknj

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    Ahhh, I see what you are saying. I never noticed any difference. I only used to notice when they pretended it to be somewhere else. I watch Rookie Blue which also takes place in T.O. and for awhile they avoided all references to the show taking place there. But they haven't done that over the last couple of seasons. The production on that show seems the same as any other police drama.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 #36 of 190
    trainman

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    You mean closed captions? That's something that has absolutely nothing to do with where the show itself is produced.

    In fact, whether a show is produced in Toronto or Vancouver (or anywhere else in the world), if it's airing on an American network, the captions are almost always done in the U.S.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 #37 of 190
    astrohip

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    If he does mean captions, they were perfect. I am very sensitive to poorly timed captions. I've been known to stop watching a show because the captions pissed me off (I'm looking at you Walking Dead). Orphan Black was perfect, no issues.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2013 #38 of 190
    wprager

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    No, I meant subtitles -- the .srt file that you usually must get separately when watching via magical means.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2013 #39 of 190
    Rob Helmerichs

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    What on Earth does that have to do with where the show is shot?!?
     
  20. Aug 22, 2013 #40 of 190
    Sparty99

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    Did a marathon viewing of the first season last weekend - I liked it a lot. The actress is amazing. If you forget they're clones (which isn't hard to do) it's also very easy to forget that it's the same actress playing a ton of different roles.
     

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