If You Like … Modern-day Sci-Fi


Then I’ve got to recommend that you have a look at a recent TV series called “Orphan Black.” If you’re squeamish, though, and don’t like the idea of clones and un-consented scientific studies, then maybe give it a pass. If you’ve seen Dark Angel and liked it, chances are good you’ll like this too. It’s a little bit psychological, a little bit drama, and a little bit action all mixed in with so-far believable pseudo-science. The main character and all the other clones are played by the same young actress, and she does an incredible job of making all the different characters believably different and distinct, even when they’re pretending to be one another. I can’t stress how impressed I am with this woman’s acting ability- the premise made me cringe when I first realized what they were doing, but about halfway through the first episode I stopped worrying that the actress would fail to carry the concept. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of things to cringe about- so many over-done stereotypes – but if you can wince (or cheer) through it, the show is unavoidably entertaining and has gripped me and Hans enough that we’ve marathon-watched all but one episode of the first season in less than a week.


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

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


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