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01 June 2013 @ 04:11 am
Anyone else watching 'Orphan Black?'  
I just watched the first 9 episodes over the last few days of season 01 (the finale airs tonight). It's a BBC show that's pretty inventive and interesting and the lead actress is outstanding and such a great, nuanced characters. If you haven't, I highly suggest you check it out. BBCAmerica will be marathoning the first 9 episodes starting at NOON today (June 1). CHECK IT OUT!

Tatiana Maslany is the lead and she plays 6 different characters, four of whom we see A LOT of it. And she's awesome. They are clones, sorta and there's this big conspiracy and an awesome foster brother, and a daughter and a foster mom and a hot boyfriend who's ex-military and monitors one of the clones and it's just really, really cool. Of the main clones, my favorite is Allison--which I wouldn't have thought--but her uptight, prissy ways that totally meld with her good heart and frazzled nerves totally have won me over.

It's BBC so there's profanity, nudity, etc., more like you'd see on network cable shows (FX, USA), but a little bit more risque. There are some hot sex scenes, and there's also some gay/lesbian stuff, the foster brother is gay, and one of the clones is a lesbian and her relationship with a French girl is probably my favorite romance on the show at this point--although, totally complicated, cuz, duh, CLONES and CONSPIRACIES!!. I do like Sarah/Paul, but I don't know what's up with Paul for reals yet. It's still murky.

But yeah, just overall, it's REALLY really cool.

So anyone else watch it?
ancholia: unch solveigancholia on June 1st, 2013 10:14 am (UTC)
I dled the first episode but didn't have any time to watch it. I'll try later this summer when my crazy schedule will be less crazy, lol.
BTW, how's your leg? You're feeling better?
Arabian: Alaric03arabian on June 1st, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
It's better, but still bothersome. I'm just gonna have to ride it out, do PT and rest it. I'm not in bad pain anymore though at least.
tj2013tj2013 on June 1st, 2013 10:49 am (UTC)
Never heard about that, but if you like it, I'm gonna give it a try. I am in desperate need for something to watch during the summer hiatus. The BBC stuff often is really good, I just finished watching "Sherlock" and that is absolutely amazing IMO. Especially the second season.
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on June 1st, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm not a big Sherlock fan, but that's more about my very strong Steven Moffat issues (sooooo many issues). It is good, but the misogyny and glaring plot holes (Moffat's two specialities!) kinda ding it for me. But I'll probably watch it when it comes back.

I think Orphan Black is probably my favorite of the BBC stuff after (RTD's) Doctor Who (again, Moffat issues--I DESPISE what he's done to my beloved show). (You know how I go on and on about TVD--that was me about Who under Russell T Davies. He's my favorite showrunner/writer EVAR!) It's really good. And I kept thinking of Nina and how she seamlessly plays the different characters on TVD because this actress does such a fantastic job as well!

ETA: Ooh! If you like the Sherlock modernization, and if you haven't watched it, might I suggest Elementary? It's WONDERFUL! I love it so much. It's my 3rd or 4th favorite show on US TV right now.

Edited at 2013-06-01 11:11 am (UTC)
tj2013tj2013 on June 1st, 2013 12:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the plot holes... that is def an issue. But I like the Watson-Holmes-bromance a lot so I keep overlooking them. I simply love Martin Freeman. And Rupert Graves as Lestrade. But now you mention it... the show didn't strike me as particularly misogynic while watching, it simply didn't focus on them as main characters. But when I rewatch it I'll keep that in mind.
Elementary? Good idea, I haven't tried that one yet. Never watched Dr. Who, either. Geez, too many shows to watch in a lifetime, LOL.
Arabian: Damon14arabian on June 2nd, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)
That's the best way to enjoy anything Moffat-y... overlook the plot holes and misogyny (which is REALLY bad). I'm just not a fan of the guy at all.

Elementary... so good! It takes a few episodes to get into a good rhythm, but once it's there, it's fab!
faith5by5_1013faith5by5_1013 on June 1st, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
I love Orphan Black. I started watching about halfway through the season I think. And, yeah, Tatiana Maslany is amazing.

My favorite clone is Cosima, but I'd say that Allison is probably a close second because of how much she makes me laugh. And I love when she interacts with Felix.
Arabian: Damon04arabian on June 2nd, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
I do like Cosima, but yeah, Allison just slays me. And, I love her with Felix, sometimes I don't know who I prefer his scenes with, Sarah or Allison.
Florencia: DE (4x23) (4x06)florencia7 on June 1st, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
The trailer looked interesting & I wanted to start watching it, but then I didn't manage to find the time to do so.

I hope you're feeling better?? *HUGS*
Arabian: Damon & Elena21arabian on June 2nd, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
It's only 10 episodes (first season-the last episode just aired last night). I HIGHLY recommend it.

Eh, I'm better. Crappy-ass week, though. :( Thanks for asking.
Cynical Bitch: jessica chastainunicorn23 on June 1st, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
I had no intention of watching Orphan Black, but I was bored one weekend and read the show description on IMDB and my curiosity was piqued. Back then, only three episodes have aired and after I devoured those three episodes, I was dying for more.

The show is fantastic. Tatiana Maslany is doing a phenomenal job with all the characters and deserves all the awards and critical praise that have been heaped on her and I'm sure there'll be more to come. I love all the clones (yes, even crazy-cakes Helena), but my favorite is also Alison because she is just hilarious. However, my favorite clone incarnation would probably have to be Sarah as Beth because that whole look just appeals so much to me. I like Sarah fine, but when she's pretending to be Beth, that's my favorite.

I'm so thrilled more people are discovering the show. It deserves all the attention it gets. The season finale is going to blow my mind!
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on June 2nd, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
I had no intention of watching Orphan Black, but I was bored one weekend

Pretty much. I had lots of bed rest and little to watch this week and I exhausted everything else I was interested in and then I saw some mentions of it, and though, eh, why not. So glad I did. SO GOOD!

I love all the clones (yes, even crazy-cakes Helena), but my favorite is also Alison because she is just hilarious.

This. I comment at least once during any Helena scene ('she's bat-shit crazy!')

The season finale is going to blow my mind!

I'll watch it when I get home. SO EXCITED!