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Orphan Black: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: 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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In Series 1 of this sci-fi thriller an orphan named Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) gets caught up in a deadly conspiracy after learning that she is a clone. In the season premiere episode, "Natural Selection," Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her and assumes the victim's identity in hopes of escaping her troubled life.


Tatiana Maslany
as Sarah, Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima, Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima/Rachel/Helena
Kristian Bruun
as Donnie Hendrix
Josh Vokey
as Scott Smith
Matt Frewer
as Dr. Aldous Leekie
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Critic Reviews for Orphan Black: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12)

The series Ringer might have been, with an added science-fiction twist, is Orphan Black, a BBC America original. This one is good.

March 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Orphan Black is a spiraling tale whose plot, through the four episodes I've seen, just gets thicker and thicker.

March 26, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sarah isn't your typical dragon-tattooed tough chick. Both the script and Tatiana Maslany's performance give her an appealing vulnerability.

March 25, 2013 | Full Review…

In Orphan Black there is no escaping Maslany. For now, that's reason enough to tune in.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Orphan Black is a slick, deeply intriguing thriller with a lot of promise.

October 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Orphan Black... boasts terrific writing that's packed with plenty of twists and turns and merrily straddles genres.

July 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orphan Black: Season 1


Super Reviewer

This show is really fun, and Tatiana Maslany was totally robbed. Her performance will blow you away.


Super Reviewer

Overall good-great, but can border on the ridiculous at times


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