Orphan Black

Orphan Black

Season One

DVD - 2013
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Sarah is on the run from a bad relationship when a lookalike stranger commits suicide right in front of her. Sarah sees a solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman's identity and clearing out her bank account. Instead, she stumbles into a thriller mystery, and uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. She learns there are more like her, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances, and someone is trying to kill them off, one by one.

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"Tatiana Maslany is without a doubt the goddess of BBC America. Show highly recomended!!!!" says Lilia . And Violeta says, "What Lilia said." Poor Seana, though: "Just started season 1--no spoilers! So far, edgy and well acted." She can't take place in any conversati... Read More »

A binge-worthy series that borders on the sci-fi aspects of technology and evolution. The premise is extremely well done, and characters amazing in their roles; especially the lead actress, who impressively plays as five different versions of herself with aplomb. Season 3 is on order so you may a... Read More »

Sarah notes, "Several Troutdale staff have watched it and love it. I think I will love it too! But I'm already watching House of Cards, Heroes, and Drop Dead Diva......"

I was hooked after the first scene - you won't be able to stop watching this thrilling series. - Margaret


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DonnaMeness
May 08, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9K9GVD9qVs

''Scientists who's God is progress A four-headed sheep is their latest project The CIA runnin' like that Jones from Indiana But they still won't talk about that Jones in Guyana This ain't no cartoon No one slips on bananas Do you really think that that car killed Diana Hell I shot Ronald Reagan, I shot JFK, I slept with Marilyn (Monroe) she sung me happy birthday!''

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DesLi
Nov 09, 2015

Interesting script. The acting is good. Watching the first season is entertaining. But, then nothing new.

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forever_ice17
Oct 31, 2015

Tatiana Maslany, wow! Believe all the hype; she is amazing in this. The acting is great all around and non-stop action. I can't wait to pick up the next season.

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duane767
Apr 12, 2015

OK - you've got me interested! Past the amazement of one actress playing so many roles convincingly that you have to remind yourself that it is the same actress, kudos to the casting crew who found men and woman (actually, there are other female actresses involved...oh, wait, just one other or so?) who breathe incredible life into an other wise slow moving plot that picks up as this season ends.

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kevinlarkin1986
Jan 24, 2015

Keep an open mind and you will be rewarded with thrills and laughs

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Saint_Mirin
Sep 05, 2014

Loved it! It's like Run Lola Run meets Bourne Supremacy meets Dollhouse meets Coma meets Alias. Some minor glitches but not with the main actress. The writers seem to forget sometimes that accents, monetary amounts, and expressions should be location specific. Off to a slow start it picks up around the 3rd or 4th episode.

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dolphinwolf
Aug 26, 2014

I was a bit iffy on this series at first but I really got into as it went on. Like how they are able to make it entertaining by using the same character as many different ones.

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tdfung
Jul 02, 2014

Tatiana Maslany is the primary reason to watch this, along with mind-boggling technical execution to film multiple clones in a single scene. Also Season 2 does not disappoint....so get in line for that as well.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 11, 2014

AW SH***! WE GOTS SOME CLONES UP IN HERE!!

StratfordLibrary Apr 16, 2014

Did you know that the Library has TV Series available for checkout on DVD? New shows including Game of Thrones, Doc Martin, Homeland, Call the Midwife, Orphan Black, The Newsroom, Breaking Bad, Flashpoint, New Girl, Girls, Sherlock, The Vampire Diaries, Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Hot In Cleveland, Orange is the New Black, Vera, The Big C, Castle, New Tricks and more are on our shelves under the new category, DVD Television.
What have we been watching?
If you liked The Office or Seinfeld you will probably enjoy the good-hearted nature of the comedy in New Girl. Quirky characters and plots, the lead star and new girl, Jess, played by Zooey Deschanel, is sure to win your heart.
I recently picked up The Newsroom and was swept up by the fast-paced dialogue and drama. Another hit HBO series, directed by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), and starring Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer.
Orphan Black is a fast-moving thriller set in Toronto, featuring one fantastic actress playing 6 roles. If you like British-style grittiness, scientific shenanigans, and edge-of-your-seat viewing this edgy drama may be your thing.

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