Orphan Black 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
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Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, hoping that cleaning out the dead woman's bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, after taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.

Starring:
Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris
Runtime:
46 minutes
Original air date:
March 30, 2013

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Season 1
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    1. Natural Selection Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, hoping that cleaning out the dead woman's bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, after taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.

    CC TV-14 46min March 30, 2013
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    2. Instinct With a body in her car and nowhere to turn, Sarah is forced to continue her con and earn "Beth" a second chance on the force. But with a killer on her tail, her only hope of finding answers lies with another apparent 'identical,' Alison.

    CC TV-14 45min April 6, 2013
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    3. Variation Under Nature Rocked by the revelation that she and her fellow "Orphans" are clones, Sarah just wants to get her hands on the money and skip town. But Sarah's fake detective ruse stretches thin when the cops find the body she buried and assign "Beth" to the case. As Sarah closes in on the killer, the hunter becomes the hunted.

    CC TV-MA 45min April 13, 2013
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    4. Effects of External Conditions Sarah realizes that the Orphans' survival is going to take more than police work. But tracking the killer threatens Sarah's long awaited reunion with her daughter, Kira. As Sarah gets closer to the killer, the killer gets closer to the truth - the ensuing showdown threatens to expose her ruse as a cop.

    CC TV-MA 45min April 20, 2013
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    5. Conditions of Existence When evidence suggests the Orphans are part of an ongoing experiment, Sarah suspects Paul, but her probing inadvertently triggers Paul's own investigation.

    CC TV-MA 45min April 27, 2013
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    6. Variations Under Domestication Alison's paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. But when Sarah, Alison and Beth's worlds dangerously collide, Sarah must decide who to trust with her secret.

    CC TV-MA 45min May 4, 2013
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    7. Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner With Paul missing, Sarah must confront the conspiracy head on; but the trust between them weakens when Paul learns the truth. Meanwhile, Cosima grows closer to Delphine and the intriguing Dr. Leekie.

    CC TV-MA 45min May 11, 2013
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    8. Entangled Bank Sarah's actions pit the Orphans against each other as she tries to plan her next move. As Paul tries desperately to cover up Sarah's existence, Alison takes vengeance on her suspected monitor, which could cost her everything she holds dear.

    CC TV-MA 45min May 18, 2013
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    9. Unconscious Selection After Kira's life is threatened, Sarah is on the warpath, but Dr. Leekie makes her think twice about her plans for revenge. Meanwhile, Cosima faces the truth about Delphine, forcing her to choose sides. Now, it's up to Sarah to decide the killer's fate, but the truth about where Sarah came from changes everything.

    CC TV-14 45min May 25, 2013
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    10. Endless Forms Most Beautiful Sarah's last chance to bring her nemesis back to sanity slips away as Art intervenes to get answers of his own. Meanwhile, the Orphans must decide whether to make peace with their creators, as Sarah is forced into a deadly confrontation with their enemy.

    CC TV-MA 45min June 1, 2013
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    Sneak Peek Get a sneak peek into the character of Sarah, played by Tatiana Maslany, in this exciting Sci-Fi thriller. Sarah is an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her.

    CC TV-14 2min March 18, 2013
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    Trailer This exciting Sci-Fi thriller starring Tatiana Maslany follows the story of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.

    CC TV-14 1min March 18, 2013

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Action
Director John Fawcett
Starring Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris
Supporting actors Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Michael Mando, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Inga Cadranel, Ron Lea, Skyler Wexler, Elizabeth Saunders, Domenico Fiore, Justin Skye Conley, Diana Salvatore, Nicholas Rose, Ivan Sherry, Marqus Bobesich, Jamila Fleming, Jean-Michel Le Gal, Janette Luu, Denika Ellis-Dawson
Season year 2013
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Kerry Appleyard
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Watch one episode and you'll be hooked.
D. Siller
The show is incredibly well written, with a great story and great acting.
Kevin D.
Tatiana is very convincing as different characters.
Carragh Taylor-Hunt

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304 of 318 people found the following review helpful By Ehkzu on June 28, 2013
Format: DVD
If ever a TV show needed a no-spoilers review it's this one. The trouble is, everything's a spoiler when "Orphan Black" is concerned, and the less you know going in, the more fun you'll have with this show's onrushing tidal wave of plot twists and turns.

So--what can I tell you that will let you know whether you want to see this or not without spilling all those beans? Well, I'll try.

1. Don't see this if you need glossy, upbeat Hollywoody science fiction. There isn't a single Dudly Do-Right in the entire cast of characters. Everyone has issues. Everyone has baggage. Problems can't always be solved by sweet reason, Star Trek style. And who's a Good Guy or a Bad Guy isn't always clear, even when you learn just who and what they are. And with some of the more damaged characters, they can't necessarily be fixed--ever. Some things you can't come back from. And problems don't have quick fixes. That is, there's no pandering to your inner 12 year old. This is a show for grown-ups.

There is hope, and character growth, and goodness--but not unmixed, and not come by easily. Think about Egon Schindler of Schindler's List--a womanizer, war profiteer, Nazi collaborator--who also saved over 900 Jews. He'd fit right in here.

2. Don't see this if you have to have a saintly, lovable central character who always does the right thing without hesitation. If you're the kind of person who likes to sit in judgement of others, and who thinks nothing in a person's upbringing/environment can excuse anything wrong they do, skip Orphan Black. There's no black and white morality to be had here.

3. Skip this if you need your science fiction to be 100% scientifically plausible.
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102 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Charles Haines, III on April 9, 2013
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I'm hard to impress about TV shows, especially beginnings. First episodes-- even for good ones-- can be awkward, with the cast and writers not yet finding the chemistry.

This one hit managed to hit maximum speed seconds after it began, and then spent the rest of the show proving there was more to spare. Somehow, it did this without sacrificing character development. Thanks to co-creator John Fawcett's taut direction, and remarkable performances by Tatiana Maslani as three physically identical women with distinct personalities, accents and mannerisms. She even plays one mimicking another, with her cockney accent wavering.

The story is about Sarah, a young woman surviving on the margins as a hustler and a drug dealer, who's just walked out on her boyfriend. She witnesses a stranger identical to herself, Beth, commit suicide. Sarah steals and assumes her identity. Despite the fact that Sarah had little to lose, it turns out this was not the best move. The mysterious pink cellphone and a recently loaded savings account hint at the weird secrets that drove Elizabeth to suicide.

The show has one gamble in its structure, that is, Sarah is not a likeable character. Even if you can't warm up to her anti-heroism, you might still enjoy the trouble she brings on herself and still admire the cleverness she shows. Maslani's remarkable performance generates fascination. I expect that as the plot continues to unfold, we'll see Sarah's other better qualities.

Maslani seems like a chameleon, and co-Creator, Fawcett, is the best filmmaker out of Canada, having made the timeless horror movie "Ginger Snaps." I'm hooked. I've already bought it for the rest of the season.
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61 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2013
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The actress in this series could stand alongside Idris Elba for best actor in a series.
Tight writing like Luther but with a much stranger plot. My wife and I love it. We
are Dr. Who fans and watch a large amount of BBC programing for those who
live the USA. I loved Copper, Luther, Life on Mars, We both loved Coupling, Black's Books,
Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf and many others. However, after the first episode we turned to each
other and said wow. That was only 45 minutes. The show has so much going on and is so
tightly written as to be a rollercoast of storyline development.
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43 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Shon'Ai Tengoju on May 14, 2013
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Story seems at first to be something you've seen before but quickly intrugued me with its nuances and excelent preformance by the lead actress Tatiana Maslany. I realy believe when she's portraying the diffrent clones on screen at the same time. That they are their own unique characters.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. Belinda Yandell on June 23, 2013
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Loved it. Very original story told well with excellent acting. And when you have a soccer mom interrogating her husband with her scrapbooking scissors and a glue gun, well.. what's not to love?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert W Alderman on June 5, 2013
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This show is bloody brilliant. Every episode delivers in one episode what the major networks deliver in 3 (ABC's Scandal excluded). It answers questions and does so without making it a campy sci fi cheese fest. Instead its a fast paced thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Orphan Black delivers heart by exploring the relationships our girls have with each other and those outside of Clone Club as well as it affects to the girls as individuals and what that means to each. This gives the show weight and keeps it from getting lost in the science. Then there is just enough well timed comedy that it cleanses the pallet and keeps you from feeling bogged down in doom and gloom. All of those traits come from smart writing and flawless acting by every single member of the cast. Every bit of praise Tatiana has gotten is just. This young actor is delivering a focus to detail in her performances and the characters that she brings to life that reminds me of why people like Meryl Streep are so great. You forget that you're watching Meryl Streep or Tatiana Maslany and only see the characters that they play. I can't wait for season 2 and have so much faith in this team that a sophomore slump isn't even a worry.
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