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Orphan Black 

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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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Series cast summary:
Tatiana Maslany ...  Sarah Manning / ... 50 episodes, 2013-2017
Jordan Gavaris ...  Felix Dawkins 50 episodes, 2013-2017
Maria Doyle Kennedy ...  Siobhan Sadler 50 episodes, 2013-2017
Kristian Bruun ...  Donnie Hendrix 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Kevin Hanchard ...  Detective Art Bell / ... 44 episodes, 2013-2017
Skyler Wexler ...  Kira Manning / ... 39 episodes, 2013-2017
Josh Vokey ...  Scott 38 episodes, 2013-2017
Ari Millen ...  Mark Rollins / ... 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Evelyne Brochu ...  Delphine Cormier / ... 29 episodes, 2013-2017
Dylan Bruce ...  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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Canada

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English

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30 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Tatiana Maslany was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her various roles in Orphan Black (2013), but lost to Claire Foy from The Crown (2016). See more »

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In Season 1, it is mentioned that Donnie and Alison were high school sweethearts, but in later seasons that are described as meeting in college. See more »


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Great, fun, smart sci-fi – and what a lead actress!
8 August 2014 | by gogoschka-1See 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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