'Orphan Black': The dark sci-fi starts slow but builds the intrigue

The newest original series to arrive on BBC America is "Orphan Black," a dark and creepy science-fiction story about a young woman who finds out that she is one of many clones. With this realization comes mystery and immediate danger.Starring Tatiana Maslany as Sarah (and all of her clones, of course), "Orphan Black" begins on a dark but normal night. While making a tense call on a train platform, Sarah is stunned to see a well-dressed but sobbing woman who shares her face. The shock only grows when this woman steps off the platform and into a train, committing suicide.Sarah, who is not the most law-abiding of people, quickly grabs the dead doppelganger's money and information. And then she realizes that she might be able to steal the apparently better life this woman, Beth.Of course, our heroine probably should have remembered that she was stealing the life of a suicidal woman.It just gets creepier from...



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