Orphan Black: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
Orphan Black

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Orphan Black is a wild science fiction ride that incorporates dramatic sensibilities which can turn from suspenseful to light at a moment's notice.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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Air date: Mar 30, 2013

After witnessing the suicide of her doppelganger, Sarah assumes her identity in hopes of escaping past troubles.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2013

Sarah continues her con, earning "Beth" a second chance on the force; Alison may have answers.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2013

Sarah wants to leave town after learning she is a clone; the police locate the buried body; Beth closes in on the killer.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2013

Sarah's reunion with her daughter is hindered by her tracking; the killer gets closer to the truth.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2013

Evidence suggests that the Orphans are part of an ongoing experiment; Sarah suspects Paul, but Paul begins to investigate as well.

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Air date: May 4, 2013

Alison's paranoia puts the Orphans at risk; Sarah, Alison and Beth's worlds collide; Sarah must trust someone with her secret.

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Air date: May 11, 2013

Sarah must confront the conspiracy head-on; Paul learns the truth; Cosima, Delphine and Dr. Leekie grow closer.

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Air date: May 18, 2013

Sarah's actions set the Orphans against each other as she plans her next move. Paul tries desperately to hide Sarah's existence. Alison takes vengeance on her suspected monitor.

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Air date: May 25, 2013

Sarah reconsiders revenge when Kira is threatened; Cosima faces the truth about Delphine; Sarah must decide the killer's fate.

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Air date: Jun 1, 2013

Sarah's attempt at convincing the enemy is obstructed by Art's intervention; the Orphans must decide whether or not to make peace with their creators; Sarah confronts the enemy.

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Cast & Crew

Tatiana Maslany
Sarah

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Dylan Bruce
Paul

Actor
Jordan Gavaris
Felix

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Kevin Hanchard
Art

Actor
Michael Mando
Vic

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Maria Doyle Kennedy
Mrs. S

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Inga Cadranel
Angela DeAngelis

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Evelyne Brochu
Delphine

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Ron Lea
Lt. Hardcastle

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Matt Frewer
Dr. Aldous Leekie

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Daniel Kash
Tomas

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Skyler Wexler
Kira

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Kristian Bruun
Donnie

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Natalie Lisinska
Aynsley

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David Richmond-Peck
Olivier

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Millie Davis
Gemma

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Drew Davis
Oscar

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Nicholas Rose
Colin

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Raymond Ablack
Raj

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Jean Yoon
Janis Beckwith

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Ivan Schneeberg
Executive Producer
David Fortier
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Orphan Black: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Orphan Black: Season 1

  • Jul 24, 2021
    one of the best first seasons any tv show ever had
  • Nov 16, 2020
    AMAZING plot, fully fleshed-out characters, INCREDIBLE acting, a really good mystery and still open-ended enough to continue for many great seasons! :-)
  • Sep 28, 2020
    why is this show so highly rated ? it had a great pilot episode but it does nothing with it ... i wasted many hours of my life to watch this shitty show
  • Aug 16, 2020
    A great balance of funny, drama, action, and sci-fi. Maslany is superb in the main role and handles it's demands brilliantly, it is worth watching just to see this. She is well-supported by Gavaris who brings good comic relief. Well worth a watch.
  • Aug 01, 2020
    I have been putting off watching this show for a long time, in fear of being disappointed by it. Although now during this COVID-19 Lockdown I decided I required something different. I am usually not a huge Si-Fi Fan, but this show took my breath away right from the start. Tatiana Maslany plays many roles and makes each one individual. The absolute talent she holds to give all of 6 main Clones their own lives, accents and their individual identities is amazing. You find yourself blown away at the end of each episode when you are reminded that each clone is not played by multiple actors but just her. It is truly amazing. As a member of the LGBT Community, I feel like it is my place to cast light on the LGBT aspects of the show. Cosmia and Delphine's relationship is not defined by the fact that they are two women, but by the idea that they are in a relationship, their trials and complications are true to the show and not far fetched. The relationship feels true and real and that is something that so many shows these days seem to forget about. Felix is another obviously gay character but again it isn't his only trait, he is a complex character and Jordan Gavaris does an amazing job of creating this character who loves deeply and strongly for his family. I feel very deeply connected to this show that has made me cry, and laugh out loud in the same 10 minutes. I feel this is a must-watch for anyone. I feel in love with all of Maslany's identities and the supporting cast. This show is a work of art. I love it!
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Literally perfect! A true acting feat!
  • May 13, 2020
    Orphan Black is competently filmed and written, but it is a one-dimensional sci-fi thriller that does not try to do anything interesting with it premise. It is populated entirely by stock characters, including some very dated stereotypes, like a "gay best friend" and Indian tech support guy. For all of the acclaim Tatiana Maslany's performance has received, the characters she she portrays are all stereotypes. Protagonist Sarah drives the plot forward by making impulsive decisions that get her in trouble; then the writers rescue her from her predicaments with deus-ex-machina. That is as complex as the plot gets. It is repetitive and formulaic, and will likely not interest anyone except fans of sci-fi thrillers who do not care about innovation in the genre.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    A great show, too bad that it got cancelled...
  • Mar 14, 2019
    This is a great show; I haven't seen later seasons yet, but the first season was incredible.
  • Jan 20, 2019
    If you can get over all the annoying SJW elements this shows has (it's BBC, after all), it can feel a bit cheap at times, but is a fun watch, overall.

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