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Episode 10: Endless Forms Most Beautiful

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by Lucy
Jun 7, 2016 3:35PM EDT
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(Season 1 review) Orphan Black is definitely one of the most unpredictable and thought provoking sci-fi/dramas I’ve watched in a very long time. The show focuses mainly on Sarah, who’s back in town for the first time in 10 months - however as she arrives off the train, a woman who looks exactly like her commits suicide right in front of her. Leading to the start of an extreme form of identity theft and it’s consequences. It’s a really thrilling ride for the first 2 episodes, exploring Sarah’s life and the life of Beth, the women’s identity she stole and life Sarah is now living. By the time episode 3 rolls round, cloning (or “the c word”) is introduced and everything just spirals from there. I loved how the show focused on the scientific, religious and moral aspects of human cloning - giving a very well rounded view of the issue and ultimately making both the Neolutionists and the religious cult ‘the bad guys’ leaving the 5/6 clones moral dilemmas the heart of the show. Tatiana Maslany who plays all 7 clones is amazing. Seriously you forget it’s the same actress, each character has her own accent, body language and personality - you fully believe they are different people. Even when Maslany is one clone pretending to be another, it’s a highly believable performance. The supporting cast are all great too, many of them are fully fleshed out, well rounded characters (I especially LOVE Felix) and the Canadian setting was utilised nicely too. Where Orphan Black really strides ahead though is in it’s unpredictable and ever changing plot line. The main 3 clones (Sarah, Alison and Cosima) all have issues to overcome, which link nicely into the main story arc and each others lives. I for one was not sure where the series was going, and the cliff-hanger ending was totally mind blowing!
(Season 1 review) Orphan Black is definitely one of the most unpredictable and thought provoking sci-fi/dramas I’ve watched in a very long time. The show focuses mainly on Sarah, who’s back in town for the first time in 10 months - however as she arrives off the train, a woman who looks exactly like her commits suicide right in front of her. Leading to the start of an extreme form of identity theft and it’s consequences. It’s a really thrilling ride for the first 2 episodes, exploring Sarah’s life and the life of Beth, the women’s identity she stole and life Sarah is now living. By the time episode 3 rolls round, cloning (or “the c word”) is introduced and everything just spirals from there. I loved how the show focused on the scientific, religious and moral aspects of human cloning - giving a very well rounded view of the issue and ultimately making both the Neolutionists and the religious cult ‘the bad guys’ leaving the 5/6 clones moral dilemmas the heart of the show. Tatiana Maslany who plays all 7 clones is amazing. Seriously you forget it’s the same actress, each character has her own accent, body language and personality - you fully believe they are different people. Even when Maslany is one clone pretending to be another, it’s a highly believable performance. The supporting cast are all great too, many of them are fully fleshed out, well rounded characters (I especially LOVE Felix) and the Canadian setting was utilised nicely too. Where Orphan Black really strides ahead though is in it’s unpredictable and ever changing plot line. The main 3 clones (Sarah, Alison and Cosima) all have issues to overcome, which link nicely into the main story arc and each others lives. I for one was not sure where the series was going, and the cliff-hanger ending was totally mind blowing!
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