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Old 05-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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Orphan Black

anyone else watching Orphan Black?
if not i really recommend it. it's a joint production between a canadian network and BBC America, fantastic not-exactly-scifi show.
possible first-few-episodes spoilers whited out below:

Basically, Tatiana Maslany (AMAZING actress) plays Sarah, a part-time con artist, who lives in toronto with her foster brother. While waiting for a train, she watches a girl who looks exactly like her jump in front of a train, and finds out that she is just one of a whole series of clones. Tatiana plays a british-canadian con artist, a bored suburban housewife, an american science phd student, a deranged ukrainian serial killer, and a handful of other clones, and does a mind-blowing job playing so many distinct characters. the show builds into a great conspiracy thriller, and when i say not-exactly-scifi i mean that the only real scifi element so far is the existence of a bunch of human clones.

I maybe haven't done the best job selling it right there but i really do recommend it, if you haven't seen it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Hi Ibby!

Sounds interesting. I'll look into it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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anyone else watching Orphan Black?
if not i really recommend it.



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Old 05-19-2014, 11:08 PM   #5
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:10 PM   #6
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Howdy, Ibby! I've been seeing promo screens for it on Netflix, maybe Mr. Clod and I will give it a try.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:18 PM   #7
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I should say, for those of you who haven't seen it, and intend to see it, do not reveal the spoiler text in Ibby's opening post.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #8
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the spoiler text doesn't reveal mmuuuuuuuch past the first few episodes. I probably knew more about it than that just from coming across gifs and stuff on tumblr, before watching it, and it didn't ruin anything for me at least. if you like complete unspoiledness definitely dont reveal it, thats why i hid it to start with, but it mostly just spoils the sort of basic concept.

edit: i mean like, the best part of the first few episodes is the reveal OF the concept, so like, yeah read at your own risk obvs
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:42 AM   #9
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Incredible show. We had a party for the season 2 premier. Tatyana is an unbelievable talent.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:02 AM   #10
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I tried watching it a few times after a friend at work suggested it but just couldn't get into it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:00 AM   #11
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Amazing how easy it is to forget that the characters are played by one person.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #12
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Hiya Ibs. How's things?
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:21 PM   #13
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fucking love this show.

She is one talented actress, shooting/directing this must be a logistical headache.

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Sastra, what is vedgie cabinet?

It’s a place where all of the vegetables go.

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Oh. That is good. I am glad they are all in one place. That is nice. I like vegetables. They are very good listeners.

I’m glad you like the vegetables. They like you too.
They do? I am glad they like me. I hope they do not mind when I eat them sometimes.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:38 AM   #14
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Helena is obsessed with food, and eats like an animal (which is how Thomas treated her). In the last episode, when Sarah left her in the car, I knew she would get out to eat.
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