Orphan Black: Season 1 Reviews

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January 20, 2021
Experimental and gleefully fun.
November 16, 2018
The performance of its lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, whose nuanced turns as a series of clones is nothing short of breathtaking.
August 21, 2018
The show is suspenseful and addictive. By the time you finish watching the first season, you may not even realize that it's examining deep questions about the meaning of selfhood.
November 3, 2017
The show flits happily between creepy and comic without missing a beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2017
In Orphan Black there is no escaping Maslany. For now, that's reason enough to tune in.
October 5, 2016
Orphan Black is a slick, deeply intriguing thriller with a lot of promise.
September 23, 2013
It's...smart, sometimes funny, stylish to look at, and intriguing enough to persevere with.
August 30, 2013
For my money, it's all calculated, not to mention weirdly delicious.
July 16, 2013
Orphan Black... boasts terrific writing that's packed with plenty of twists and turns and merrily straddles genres.
June 10, 2013
You really should catch up on this awesome show.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 5, 2013
The intrigue ratchets up with each of the 10 episodes.
May 15, 2013
Orphan Black is a show that - like that nerdy wonder Game of Thrones - defies any genre label, save Really Cool Original Stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 2, 2013
This one cries out for a DVR season pass.
April 1, 2013
It has a compelling premise, it weaves a distinctive tapestry of betrayal and loyalty and it offers its star, Tatiana Maslany, quite a few chances to prove her impressive versatility.
April 1, 2013
For all its violence, sex, and wry comedy, it doesn't quite connect.
April 1, 2013
A thoroughly impressive, wildly entertaining hour.
April 1, 2013
As an added bonus, the show's take on the assumed identity issue, while still not technically believable, is as convincing as it gets.
April 1, 2013
Maslany makes this incredibly complex character engaging enough to keep me interested in what happens to her next week.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 31, 2013
The different accents and hairstyles bode well for Maslany's adventures in multiple roles, something along the lines of Dark Angel meets Alias.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 30, 2013
This is just solid storytelling all around.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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