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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 30, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), Alison (Maslany), and Cosima (Maslany) find more trouble as they meet Rachel Duncan (Maslany).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Apr 15, 2014
    Early returns from season two suggest that Orphan Black will be more compelling than ever, as it becomes more confident in its ability, buoyed by the acclaim, and its laudable understanding that a good story is just that--it doesn't matter that it be a straight, familiar drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Apr 17, 2014
    Orphan Black is better than almost any show on TV at feeling like it’s constantly building toward something, no matter how perilous and rickety its structure becomes.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Apr 18, 2014
    Orphan Black has much on its mind, and maybe too much going on. But it knows to play to its amazing strengths--most of which are named Maslany.
  4. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Apr 15, 2014
    It’s an inordinately intelligent sci-fi series in which the flaws only enhance its overall underdog appeal.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 18, 2014
    Through the first four episodes of the new season, Orphan Black maintains the terrific mix introduced in season one.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 17, 2014
    The show can be messy and confusing--a headlong rush to who-knows- where-or-why at times. But those clones keep it grounded.
  7. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Apr 18, 2014
    The show is fun to watch, but only because Maslany delivers such diverse and precisely defined characters worth watching.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 19, 2014
    glad to see the pace is holding up. i don't care about the miucia i just like the thrill. i'll go back after the season and catch up but for now let's just shoot rachel and get over it already. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    Great start to what looks to be a great second season. The episode right where we left off from last years finale and the clone adrenaline doesn't end until the credits roll. Alison has to be my favorite clone and after tonights episode you will see why. Get in on the clone club and buckle up. We are headed for something big. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2014
    There hasn't been a bad episode yet. This show has so many levels, and it just continues to expand as it goes. From the basic action thrill, to the nuanced characters, to the social themes, to the huge ass plot twists and the general atmosphere - there isn't a thing a single thing I would change. Well... maybe give Paul a personality. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2014
    Incredibly good acting and story, it really is interesting to see the same person play four of themselves..especially in the same room. The wait for season 3 is on. Expand
  5. May 25, 2014
    Orphan Black keeps getting better! So much excitement right from the off and it continues to thrill. So many twists and turns, it will keep you at the edge of your seat and will make you yell at your TV for it not to end. Can't wait to see what happens every week. I love each and every one of the characters - they are full of depth and have very interesting personalities, and combined are fantastic. Tatiana continues to wow with her outstanding acting (even if I've noticed her British accent slip a few times) and I'd love to see her in even more roles! An overall brilliant show. Expand
  6. Jul 1, 2014
    Hard to fault for entertainment value. Loads of poor continuity and general silliness, but this doesn't really detract - more humour in season 2. A gazillion times better than Fargo. Expand
  7. May 10, 2014
    I've only seen about three episodes of season two so far, but I'm afraid to say that it's not as interesting or as fun as the first season was. I'm getting a little tired of the doctor leaky clone patent people and the religious zealots. Let's get this series back to the quirky fun differences between the clones. We also need a hell of a lot more of Felix. I'm not sure if they have a new show runner, but what's great about this series has always been the fact that you have sci-fi and a very light hearted nature that makes it palatable to the non-sci-fi viewer. I hope they bear that in mind as they get into the meat of this second season. Collapse

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