Orphan Black: Season 1, Episode 1

Natural Selection (30 Mar. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 1,137 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 13 critic

Sarah Manning witnesses the death of a woman who looks exactly like her. She decides to escape her dramatic life and take the woman's identity for her own. But converting to a new life is harder than she expected.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 12 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 09 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 301 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 1210 titles
created 05 Jan 2014
 
a list of 384 titles
created 08 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 443 titles
created 12 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Natural Selection (30 Mar 2013)

Natural Selection (30 Mar 2013) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Orphan Black.
1 of 31 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Vic
...
...
...
...
Elizabeth Saunders ...
Domenico Fiore ...
Police Captain (as Dom Fiore)
Justin Skye Conley ...
Exec
Diana Salvatore ...
Nicholas Rose ...
...
Internal Affairs Suit
Edit

Storyline

Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run from a lifetime of bad decisions, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity hoping that cleaning out the dead woman's bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. After taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers. Written by Temple Street Productions

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 March 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to a birth certificate Sarah finds, Alison Hendrix was born April 4th, 1984. See more »

Goofs

Sarah pulled Paul's belt off in the kitchen, but it was in the trouser belt loops the next morning. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Felix! Use it or hang it up, okay?
[Hits him with a dishcloth]
Felix Dawkins: Do not snap towels at me, Bobby. I had a very traumatic childhood.
See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Girls
(uncredited)
Performed by M.I.A.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Effects marred by low budget, but an intriguing premise and good writing form a pilot worth a watch.
18 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a Canadian, it is great to see such a high quality Canadian science fiction show. This comes with the caveat that it doesn't have a particularly high budget. It doesn't seem to need much in the way of budget, but in the few instances when someone gets shot in the head, for instance, you can tell that you are watching something that doesn't have the budget of a movie. I like the fact that it throws you right in the deep end. When a street- wise hustler witnesses the death of someone who looks exactly like her, she assumes the dead woman's identity to steal her money. You can see immediately that this was a

bad plan, as things quickly start to unravel for her. I like the premise, although I hope it gets more complicated and we get into more science fiction. It was pretty well written as well. Some good dialogue, although some elements were a bit cliché. Overall, a strong pilot with some room for improvement that I hope will take place.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They are very vague on what country and whose military this involves DukeLetoAtreides
Tatiana Maslany should go to the police! Meandeanmachine
Allison's story arc, much like the show, keeps getting worse each season adrian_2p3
Who killed Delphine!! stonewall568
Helena in the soap candy shop ablack90
Delphine & Neolution felicia-yap
Discuss Natural Selection (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?