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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 61 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sarah Manning / ... (50 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Felix Dawkins (50 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Siobhan Sadler (50 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Donnie Hendrix (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Detective Art Bell (44 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Kira Manning (39 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Scott (38 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mark Rollins / ... (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Delphine Cormier (29 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Paul Dierden (29 episodes, 2013-2016)
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SPOILER: Orphan Black follows outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon Sarah. After witnessing a woman's suicide, Sarah assumes the stranger's identity - who happens to look just like her. Expecting to solve all her problems by cleaning out the dead woman's savings, Sarah is instead thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery as she realizes the dizzying truth - she and the dead woman are clones. As Sarah searches for answers, she discovers the chilling fact that there are more people like her out there - genetically identical individuals who were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. With no idea who created the clones, she'll need to discover the reason in a hurry as an assassin is killing them one by one. Written by Annonymous

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A clone is never alone. (season 1) See more »

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30 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Co-creator Graeme Manson said that Tatiana Maslany roller-bladed to her audition, and helped the other auditioning girls with their lines. See more »

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Cosima mentions in season 1 that Katja's fingerprints would be close enough to Sarah's that running Katja's prints through standard police search would pull up Sarah's rap-sheet. No one seems worried that Beth's fingerprints should have been just as similar, and as a police officer her prints would definitely be in the system. Why didn't Sarah's rap-sheet emerge when Beth applied to become a police officer? Why did the system match Katja to Sarah but not to Beth? See more »


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Great, fun, smart sci-fi – and what a lead actress!
8 August 2014 | by (wherever good films play) – See all my reviews

The premise of 'Orphan Black' probably wouldn't even have to be half as intriguing as it is - and yet the show would still be fun to watch. Some TV-shows have such a great cast, you'd keep watching simply for the joy of seeing an outstanding ensemble act. To get those kinds of actors is a rare privilege for any show, and 'Orphan Black' is very privileged, indeed. Thankfully, it also has a fascinating story to tell, and that combination makes for one of the most entertaining and most original shows on recent TV.

This review won't contain any spoilers, so I'm not going into plot details - just know that 'Orphan Black' delivers a perfect blend of mystery, sci-fi, thriller, drama and comedy elements - and many wonderfully colourful characters - that will make you want to binge-watch entire seasons. And while everybody in the cast does an outstanding job, one thing can't be stressed enough: Tatiana Maslany, the lead actress, is a revelation. It's hard not to spoil anything for those who still have the joy of watching 'Orphan Black' ahead of the them (and I think the first few episodes are enjoyed best without knowing what the show is about), but let me just say: you're not likely to see so many different aspects of one actress' amazing acting capabilities in any other show or film.

So my verdict: Worth watching for the quality of the acting alone, 'Orphan Black' offers dark thrills, edge-of-your-seat suspense - and more than a few laughs along the way. Perfect entertainment from Canada

  • 9 stars out of 10.


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