In addition to being a designer and habitual filmmaker, I’m a fangirl. Perhaps you’ve noticed.
I have many many many words of kindness and fangirl worship to shower on Orphan Black, but my best advice to people unfamiliar with it is to watch the pilot. I binge-watched episodes 2-7 last week within the span on 3-4 hours and honestly, that’s something that is usually difficult for me because of my ADD tendencies when it comes to television and things in general. Orphan Black is like that one weird random book you pick up and keep flipping through, spellbound, until finally you realize you’ve come to the last chapter and blast it, you want more.
To digress, it’s a great show. The lead Tatiana Maslany is the greatest thing since the invention of the ice cream cone. To re-inforce this idea, I’m pic-spamming stills from E.4 — Effects of External Conditions. This is — I think — the third meeting between our protagonist clone Sarah, and Ukranian psycho serial killer clone Helena.
The only thing I worry about is the same thing I worry about with all my shows — reliance on ‘ship (relationship). There’s plenty of it to pick from and root for, but hopefully it will end up winding more into the show’s intricate conspiracy plot threads and avoid becoming a standalone watching option, because I turn that shit off pretty quickly.
Regardless, seriously. Watch. This. Show.