Orphan Black Reviews & Ratings

Thursdays, 10:00 PM ET on BBC America

60 minutes

A streetwise hustler witnesses the suicide of a girl who looks just like her and falls headlong into a deadly mystery.
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by daviswaldenContributor
Jan 30, 2015 10:57AM EST
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A tense and interesting drama, Orphan Black explores differences in human psychology as well as ethical boundaries in science. It's fun to watch the mystery unravel, but it is even more entertaining to watch Tatiana Maslany play over five different clones throughout the series. I'm sure that there are more clones and mysteries to come as the show becomes more complex and more interesting.

A tense and interesting drama, Orphan Black explores differences in human psychology as well as ethical boundaries in science. It's fun to watch the mystery unravel, but it is even more entertaining to watch Tatiana Maslany play over five different clones throughout the series. I'm sure that there are more clones and mysteries to come as the show becomes more complex and more interesting.

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by ldewald
Oct 14, 2014 7:38PM EDT
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I love this show so much. Tatiana Maslany does a stellar job playing several different characters. I'm not sure how I feel about the introduction of a certain character in the season two finale but it seems like it might have been necessary to keep the story moving.

I love this show so much. Tatiana Maslany does a stellar job playing several different characters. I'm not sure how I feel about the introduction of a certain character in the season two finale but it seems like it might have been necessary to keep the story moving.

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Jun 28, 2016 4:03AM EDT
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A sci-fi show following a young lady who witnesses the suicide of a girl who looks identical to her. Tatiana does a brilliant job of not only portraying many different characters, but also having those characters accurately impersonate many of her characters. With such a thrilling and action packed plot line, Orphan Black is definitely one of the most addictive shows I have come across.

A sci-fi show following a young lady who witnesses the suicide of a girl who looks identical to her. Tatiana does a brilliant job of not only portraying many different characters, but also having those characters accurately impersonate many of her characters. With such a thrilling and action packed plot line, Orphan Black is definitely one of the most addictive shows I have come across.

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Aug 2, 2014 4:24AM EDT
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The reason I gave Orphan Black a try was because the tumblr fandom was raving about it so much on my dashboard. The reason why I continued was because after that first episode, I was left completely breathless, as if I had done the running around with the characters and feeling the anxiety and trepidation alongside them.

I am not a very dedicated TV series follower. HIMYM finished and I am still in season 6 but this one made me finish 2 seasons in 5 days and to me it is quite a feat.

The lead actress is amazing. Tatiana Maslany your acting blows me away. Every one of your characters are so vastly different and yet you show up in every scene in character. I could clearly differentiate who was who, even when Sarah was acting as Beth, or Sarah as Cosima. Jordan Gavaris was superb as well in terms of treating each of Tatiana's character differently! Kudos to the both of you, the supporting cast members, the writers, and the behind the scenes crew members!

The reason I gave Orphan Black a try was because the tumblr fandom was raving about it so much on my dashboard. The reason why I continued was because after that first episode, I was left completely breathless, as if I had done the running around with the characters and feeling the anxiety and trepidation alongside them.

I am not a very dedicated TV series follower. HIMYM finished and I am still in season 6 but this one made me finish 2 seasons in 5 days and to me it is quite a feat.

The lead actress is amazing. Tatiana Maslany your acting blows me away. Every one of your characters are so vastly different and yet you show up in every scene in character. I could clearly differentiate who was who, even when Sarah was acting as Beth, or Sarah as Cosima. Jordan Gavaris was superb as well in terms of treating each of Tatiana's character differently! Kudos to the both of you, the supporting cast members, the writers, and the behind the scenes crew members!

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Dec 31, 2015 12:26PM EST
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The acting on this show is *incredible*. Tatiana portrays many different characters, who sometimes impersonate OTHER characters, and is believable in every permutation.

The acting on this show is *incredible*. Tatiana portrays many different characters, who sometimes impersonate OTHER characters, and is believable in every permutation.

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Aug 11, 2014 9:03AM EDT
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It's a rare show that excels with both the SpFX and the science.

OK, to be fair, the science isn't perfect, but they really manage not to wave the 'poof, science is MAGIC' wand while still bending a couple of key principles to make the plot work.

The biggest SpFX of course is the smoothness with which the clones are on the screen at the same time. Add to this the skill with which the actress separates them one from another (Rachel imitating Sarah is just a little bit different from Sarah herself) and you've got a whole second layer of amazing.

I love the characters, the script is clever and funny and terrifying at the same time, and the science doesn't make me cringe. Love this show.

It's a rare show that excels with both the SpFX and the science.

OK, to be fair, the science isn't perfect, but they really manage not to wave the 'poof, science is MAGIC' wand while still bending a couple of key principles to make the plot work.

The biggest SpFX of course is the smoothness with which the clones are on the screen at the same time. Add to this the skill with which the actress separates them one from another (Rachel imitating Sarah is just a little bit different from Sarah herself) and you've got a whole second layer of amazing.

I love the characters, the script is clever and funny and terrifying at the same time, and the science doesn't make me cringe. Love this show.

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May 22, 2015 12:45PM EDT
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THE BEST SCI-FI SHOW EVER. Orphan Black has an incredible, original and brilliant story that instigates you to watch since the first episode. The show blows our minds and makes us addicted to the plots and to find out what's happening.
What is even more incredible is the ability of Tatiana Maslany to play more than ten characters with completely different personalities, looks and even accents. I recommend the show for everyone, regardless the tastes or the preferences, it's more than worth watching!

THE BEST SCI-FI SHOW EVER. Orphan Black has an incredible, original and brilliant story that instigates you to watch since the first episode. The show blows our minds and makes us addicted to the plots and to find out what's happening.
What is even more incredible is the ability of Tatiana Maslany to play more than ten characters with completely different personalities, looks and even accents. I recommend the show for everyone, regardless the tastes or the preferences, it's more than worth watching!

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Oct 8, 2014 12:00AM EDT
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This show is incredible. I hope it gains some more popularity, as it's a show that really stands out and is very different from anything that's been on TV before.

This show is incredible. I hope it gains some more popularity, as it's a show that really stands out and is very different from anything that's been on TV before.

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Jul 20, 2014 7:59PM EDT
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another good British show also nice sex scenes

another good British show also nice sex scenes

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Jun 12, 2015 10:37PM EDT
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Orphan Black is a mystery wrapped in a conundrum. The main actress of this show is amazing, standing on her head, hitting all her parts with precision and poise. What would you do if you say yourself? What would you do to save an inadvertent part of yourself? This shows idea and perception is original and fresh. This new age drama will keep you in tune. I recommend this show to drama and mystery addict.

Orphan Black is a mystery wrapped in a conundrum. The main actress of this show is amazing, standing on her head, hitting all her parts with precision and poise. What would you do if you say yourself? What would you do to save an inadvertent part of yourself? This shows idea and perception is original and fresh. This new age drama will keep you in tune. I recommend this show to drama and mystery addict.