Saturday, June 22, 2013

Orphans, Orphans, Everwhere!

The last month has been a lot of dead air on the television, though Wilfred finally started again this week, which might be the one redeeming thing about summer. With very few shows sitting in the DVR waiting for a viewing, I decided to search through the on demand listings for some show I might have had interest in but had missed. I settled on Orphan Black, the BBC America thriller that aired after Doctor Who this spring. After one episode, I knew I was in for the long haul.

The show benefits from a fantastic premise, but if it weren't for the incredible acting it would never hold up. It also does wisely to keep the plot twists coming, while providing answers with each episode. Seriously, it's as engaging as Homeland and just as addictive. From the opening scene of the series, where the main character witnesses the suicide of a stranger that looks identical to her and makes the decision to slip into her life, you really can't help but get hooked. The mystery just keeps continuing to grow and the stakes along with it. Definitely one to check out if you've missed it. 

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