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Orphan Black

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UPDATED: Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:38
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:19 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Well, over the long holiday weekend I found myself looking for something good to watch and decided to take a chance on Orphan Black (By the way, if
someone already posted something about this let me know).

I heard that it was good and that the lead actress, Tatiana Maslany is a
revelation in this series. The answer to both of the above is Yes & Yes!
I started out to watch the first half hour and if it didn't capture my
imagination right off, I would abandon and look for something else.

I watched the first four episodes back to back. I was hooked, but good!
It reminded me of how well written Fringe is and equally good with the
actors and characters. It is unlike anything I've seen on TV, but still
familiar with familiar sci-fi rules. Maslany is a gem of an actress and
the cast are all very capable. She plays a woman who has 9 clones but you don't know which is the original woman. Very interesting. What I like most is it's unpredictability. It keeps you guessing and never ever leads you by the hand to spoon-feed you the plot. You have to guess right along with the main character what's going to happen next. I love a good murder mystery
where you have to figure out, along with the detective who done it as the show moves along.

Right now I'm on Season 2 and it just keeps getting better with each
episode. And it's funny too. If you guys get a chance get your hands on
this solid series.


SGG

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:02 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Hear! Hear!

I've seen it all, and anxiously await Season 5, which unfortunately will be its last. Then again, they've had to retool the premise a couple of times already, and I'd rather they fashion an acceptable conclusion rather than keep going longer than necessary.

On my website - templetongate.net - I have reviewed some TV and movies, although I concentrate more on books. I have intended to review Orphan Black before now, not sure why I haven't. Hopefully I can get around to that before the next season starts.



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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:16 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
By the way, if someone already posted something about this let me know.


I started a thread back during Season 1: http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=54682

You even replied to it, over three years ago, so it did take you a while to get around to it. Not sure why the thread died shortly into Season 2, but I'm also not sure why I still haven't written a review for it.



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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:11 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Well, over the long holiday weekend I found myself looking for something good to watch and decided to take a chance on Orphan Black (By the way, if
someone already posted something about this let me know).

SGG


Title:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=54682

Second post:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57658

OP:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=58196

Is that what you were asking for?

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Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:45 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Thanks, yes this helped.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Well, over the long holiday weekend I found myself looking for something good to watch and decided to take a chance on Orphan Black (By the way, if
someone already posted something about this let me know).

SGG


Title:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=54682

Second post:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57658

OP:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=58196

Is that what you were asking for?


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:51 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I can't explain it either EC. Sometimes I let myself get distracted, but I'm glad I started watching. I've watched Fringe so many times (usually Season 1-4, 5 I found a bit disappointing). But I love the characters, dialogue and screenplay of Fringe so much; a lot like Breaking Bad. Some episodes were kind of throwaways, but the majority were rock solid and so enjoyable that I
couldn't help but re-watch whenever I found myself missing them.

OB is in that same vein. I'm thrilled by the plot development, characters, dialogue and screenplay. Damn good show.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
By the way, if someone already posted something about this let me know.


I started a thread back during Season 1: http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=54682

You even replied to it, over three years ago, so it did take you a while to get around to it. Not sure why the thread died shortly into Season 2, but I'm also not sure why I still haven't written a review for it.




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Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:13 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


CloneClub !!!!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:33 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
CloneClub !!!!


Tatiana won the Emmy this year, and I so wanted her to accept in character. Or should I say characters?



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Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:38 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
CloneClub !!!!


Tatiana won the Emmy this year, and I so wanted her to accept in character. Or should I say characters?





Love them all, but how awesome is Helena ? Probably my fav, to be honest.

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