I’m fan-girling out because I just finished reading Entertainment Weekly’s cover story on Orphan Black. I’ve been in love with this show since last year and encouraged others to watch, but it wasn’t streaming. Until now. Amazon Prime is now the exclusive source for you to stream the awesome sci-fi series, and I’m gonna tell you why it’s great.
Sarah Manning seems like an ordinary single mom/small-time criminal, but when she sees her doppelganger commit suicide in front of her, Sarah is forever changed. What we learn is Sarah isn’t a twin: she’s a clone. Her many clones include tightly-wound housewife Alison, dread-locked student Cosima, psycho Helena, and more. Except there’s a problem: the clones are dying. Oh and there’s a battle between religious zealots and scientists over this clone project. The story is fast-paced and exciting as Sarah lives a double-life while bonding with her new clones to find out where they came from.
Orphan Black works on all levels, but it all lies on the shoulders of its star, Tatiana Maslany. It’s hard enough to bring one character to life on screen, but she brings seven alive and it’s phenomenal. You forget it’s the same actress because she nails each character’s totally individual personalities (not to mention their diverse accents and wig-ware).
Season two of Orphan Black premieres on BBC America on April 19th, but all of season one can be streamed by Amazon Prime members. Get it on the Clone Club now because this show is fantastic.