Right Black At Ya

Orphan Black Season 1What It Is: If you’ve never heard of this fabulous BBC America series, prepare to enter a time warp where you want to do nothing but watch it. Released in the Spring of 2013, this Canadian-filmed series stars Tatiana Maslaney (a Saskatchewan native) as an orphaned grifter named Sarah Manning that has a chance encounter with someone that looks just like her (and indeed, is played by her) that completely turns her life upside down as she unveils a clone conspiracy. Over ten action-packed episodes, Maslaney plays six different characters to dazzling effect; mastering mannerisms, accents and personality quirks to an astounding level. Be sure to catch up before the hype gets to a boiling point this spring with the arrival of the second season.

Who It’s For: Anyone that loves a good sci-fi thriller show (think: Lost, Dr. Who, Firefly, etc. – but slightly more grounded in reality). Anyone that wants to stay on top of the hype (Tatiana Maslaney scored the Critics Choice Award last season and is due for more accolades). Anyone that loves to binge watch TV programs (just try and pace yourself – there’s only 10 here!)

What It Costs: $39.99 for a two-disc Blu-Ray set and $26.99 on DVD.

Where It’s At: HMV

Bonus entry into this month’s big May Lindstrom giveaway! Tell me in the comments below: have you heard of or watched this show? What’d ya think? Have I piqued your interest into giving it a shot?

16 Responses to “Right Black At Ya”
  1. Katie says:

    I’ve never heard of or watched this show, but it sounds intriguing – thanks!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    I’ve heard of this but haven’t seen it. I’m definitely interested in seeing it after reading this post, but there are so many shows I need to get into!!

  3. Joan G says:

    I have not heard anything about this show. I like a good thriller so I think I will give it a try.

  4. Annie Demill says:

    I’ve never heard of this show but it sounds interesting so I’m going to check it out.

  5. Susan says:

    I don’t particularly like sci-fi, but love Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black! She is an amazingly versatile performer, and a proud ( and humble ) Canadian. She was nominated for a Golden a Globe for Orphan Black. Can’t wait for new episodes in the spring!

  6. cookie3 says:

    I’ve never heard of or seen this show but you have definitely piqued my interest . I’m going to check this out for sure.

  7. Emilia says:

    No I haven’t heard of this show. Looks a bit complicated to me and I don’t know if I would want to follow 6 characters. Sounds like it’s well written.

  8. I hadn’t watched the original airings, but watched one episode on one of Space’s catch-up marathons. And now I’m hooked :0

  9. ikkinlala says:

    No, I hadn’t heard of this show. I’m not sure I’d be interested in it – I’m not a huge fan of thrillers.

  10. May says:

    I have not heard of this show before. I am interested in giving this show a shot because it is so neat with the actress acting as 6 different characters!

  11. Kimberley says:

    I watched a couple of episodes this summer and the show is really good. I would love to watch the rest of the season.

  12. Julie G. says:

    Nope, never heard of it before & don’t think it’s my kind of show. Thanks for the info though.

  13. May says:

    I’d never heard of it before, but I definitely want to watch it now!

  14. Donnas says:

    I haven’t heard of this show, but I’m sure it would keep me on the edge of my seat.

  15. Dreena says:

    I’ve not heard of this show; it does pique my interest! Thanks for introducing it to me.

  16. Athena says:

    I’ve never heard of it, but it does sound interesting

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