Five Reasons Why You Need To Stop Everything and Watch this Show!
You’ve heard of Orphan Black, right? If you haven’t, then it’s either because you’re living in a black hole, or because it’s something worth keeping secret and protected before it gets whisked off into the mainstream. Orphan Black is undoubtedly being hailed as one of the best science fiction television shows on TV–and can certainly sit in the same room with some of the Big Greats in sci-fi’s past. What follows are five reasons you need to watch this–now!
1. Original Premise: At least in the way of television shows, Orphan Black has a killer premise. The show begins with Sarah Manning, a drifter, punk, thief, looking to reconnect with the child she gave up. In the opening sequence, Sarah is waiting on a train terminal when a woman throws herself onto the tracks before an oncoming train. Right before jumping, the woman (Beth), turns to Sarah, revealing an identical face. Sarah steals the woman’s bag, and later her identity, stepping into a strange and threatening situation as she begins to encounter other identical copies of herself–aka, clones–all being hunted.