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Old 02-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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'Orphan Black' - BBC America

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New BBC America show starting next month.

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

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ORPHAN BLACK features rising star TATIANA MASLANY (The Vow, Picture Day) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her.

Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones...but are they the only ones?

Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers..


ORPHAN BLACK Trailer - New BBC AMERICA Original Series March 30
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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That looks interesting - thanks!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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I've been waiting for this one.
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Interesting! Looks good!
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I am looking forward to it. Is anyone watching Utopia?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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Utopia? What channel?
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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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"


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Old 02-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #10
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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New 'Orphan Black' clip.

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #13
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"Orphan Black" premieres Saturday, March 30 at 9pm on BBC America.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:40 AM   #14
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The first episode really grabs you. This has a lot of potential.

Recommended.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:02 AM   #15
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Enjoyed the show and the nudity.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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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?
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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?
It's a Canadian show.

I don't think it's even airing in England.
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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?
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.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:04 AM   #19
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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.
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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.
Perhaps to keep the location ambiguous? Or maybe they were too cheap to make a fake, and just used Maslaney's real license?
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The money was Canadian...
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.
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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.
I believe that will be answered in-story shortly.
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Perhaps to keep the location ambiguous? Or maybe they were too cheap to make a fake, and just used Maslaney's real license?
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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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
To be fair, though, there's already a hell of a lot more to it than that...
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Probably best to move the episode discussion to a new thread...
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #25
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'Orphan Black' renewed for Season 2

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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #27
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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.
Makes no difference, since they finished filming this season long ago...
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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.
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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.
Definitely worth watching. Enjoy!!
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