And they are all Tatiana Maslany.
There’s a show, you might have heard some buzz about it, it’s called Orphan Black.
This show is amazing.
This show has the plot, the dialogue, the characters, the acting, the intrigue and just about anything else you could ask for in a TV show.
The only downfall is that it’s hard to get a hold of because it’s a BBC America show. If you have cable and that cable has BBC America in its package then you’ve probably already been watching Orphan Black (and if you haven’t, WHY DO YOU EVEN HAVE CABLE?) and loving it. But if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can start watching season one of this show tonight. And you should.
Now, I don’t want to give too much away, I don’t, and it’s going to be difficult. But I’ll let you know just enough: This is a show about family, really. And conspiracy. See, there’s this girl, Sarah, and she’s been leading a pretty hard and fast life. But she returns to make things right with her absolutely adorable daughter so they can be a family. That’s when she sees herself walk in front of a train and DIE. Or someone who looks identical to her. So, she does what any rational person would do when you see your doppleganger commit suicide – she takes her purse and assumes her identity.
This would probably be a pretty decent premise if it just stopped there. BUT IT DOESN’T. No. This show is never that basic.
This show is about clones, guys. AND THEY’RE ALL PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTRESS WHO IS PHENOMENAL and every character is so unique that you will literally forget that you’re
watching the same actress.
That’s the biggest and only spoiler I will give you.
There’s a great ensemble here as well and terrific writing but what stands out the most is Tatiana Maslany’s stellar performances. All of them.
Also, watch out for Felix who is, arguably, the snarkiest, most caring, most fabulous brother to ever be.
If you’re not convinced or you’re on the fence about this show, just watch the first episode. If you don’t like it (you will), I will, like, buy you a sandwich or something.
So, stop reading this and go find out if your mother, brother, best friend, roommate, sestra, whoever has Amazon Prime so you can start streaming this immediately. Season 3 started last night.
Welcome to the Clone Club.