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Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« on: April 28, 2014, 01:59:33 PM »
I’m not a big TV watcher.  There are a handful of shows I set the DVR to record through the week and I do my best to catch up with them on the weekend.  During the summer, there’s very little TV I watch.  That said, when I watch TV, quality is important to me.  And, I have a preference for science fiction and comedy. 

Lately, I’ve heard a lot about the show Orphan Black.  And, because I tend to watch a lot of BBC America, I’ve seen a lot of ads for it.  Well, I broke down and downloaded the first episode of the first season via iTunes to see what it was all about.  Holy crap!

This is an excellent show (so far).  I’ve watched enough of the first season to be up to speed so I started watching the second season, which started mid April.  Not only does it have good characters, excellent writing, high quality production, the acting of the lead character(s) will blow your mind!  In a nut shell, it’s about a group of clones which have found one another and tend to work together (for the most part) to protect themselves.  The clones are played by the same actress.  Her acting is the best acting I’ve ever seen in a TV series.  Hands down.

There are few shows which have caught my attention that I couldn’t quit watching:  Battlestar Gallactica; Firefly; and the first season of Heros for example.  My wife reads way more books than she spends time watching TV.  As I was gone this past weekend on the Spring Meet trip, she watched all episodes of the first season.  After she watched the first, she couldn't stop.  She’s become addicted to it.

Has anyone else become a fan of show?
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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 02:24:07 PM »
Watched the first two episodes when it first came out but it's on past my bed time. I'll gorge on it when it hits Netflix.
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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 03:28:07 PM »
I'm about four episodes into the first season. I'm liking it and going to continue. Everything I've heard is that it only gets better.

What a kick ass part for the lead actress -- and she's actually pulling it off. That would be pretty cool to take a look at even if the show sucked.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 03:32:49 PM »
OK- I might need to check this one out...
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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 04:16:41 PM »
Suey and I are on episode 10 of season one.  It is a nice replacement after we finished Breaking Bad this winter.  Though this is a great show and we are digging it, nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the incredible writing, directing, and production of Breaking Bad.

The lead actress is incredible to play all of those parts. Great show.

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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 05:54:42 PM »
Watched the first two episodes when it first came out but it's on past my bed time. I'll gorge on it when it hits Netflix.

It's available on DVD. Susan and I may check it out when we're done with Babylon 5.
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 06:14:13 PM »
I thought I was the only one who loved this show!  Tatiana Maslany is incredible.  Doug, not sure why you would skip ahead in the middle of a season...
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 07:44:10 PM »
Suey and I are on episode 10 of season one.  It is a nice replacement after we finished Breaking Bad this winter.  Though this is a great show and we are digging it, nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to the incredible writing, directing, and production of Breaking Bad.


Just started that one too. We canceled cable this month and switched to streaming services. Kind of lends itself to binge watching good series that you missed.
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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 07:58:36 PM »
I thought I was the only one who loved this show!  Tatiana Maslany is incredible.  Doug, not sure why you would skip ahead in the middle of a season...

Five down and five more to go in order to get caught up.   :P

I think I'm addicted. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 08:09:51 PM »
I thought I was the only one who loved this show!  Tatiana Maslany is incredible.  Doug, not sure why you would skip ahead in the middle of a season...

Five down and five more to go in order to get caught up.   :P

I think I'm addicted.

Did you get to the golf club episode yet?  That sunk the hook in deep for me.
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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 08:29:01 PM »
I thought I was the only one who loved this show!  Tatiana Maslany is incredible.  Doug, not sure why you would skip ahead in the middle of a season...


Five down and five more to go in order to get caught up.   :P

I think I'm addicted.


Did you get to the golf club episode yet?  That sunk the hook in deep for me.


And the glue gun!?  I just finished it.  Don't mess with the soccer mom!



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Re: Orphan Black - Blown away by this TV Series
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 06:43:42 AM »
Will have to check this out after I get my house on the market and find some time....been looking for something now that Walt is gone.
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