Saturday, May 4, 2013

Orphan Black: Constantly Upping the Game

Orphan Black

               I don't want to spoil Orphan Black if you haven't seen it.  The fun of the new sci-fi/crime/British/American show is in not knowing and in constantly being surprised and invested.  When I first saw BBC America role out its mysterious ad campaign for the show, I wasn't sure what to think of it.  Trust me, it is better that way. Minus the fact that it (rather unnecessarily) adds gratuitous scenes that make it mature audience only, Orphan Black is entertainment at its finest.  Twisting genres and expectations, it zigs and zags as it pleases and keeps the audience coming back for more.  By the second episode, I was hooked.  Though the season isn't done yet, it has already been renewed for a second season by BBC America.  Huge props go to Tatiana Maslany, who plays'll see.  Watch, guess, and geek over Orphan Black.  After all, just who is Orphan Black?