I just recently watch the penultimate episode of Orphan Black, which is very very intense! My favorite show (and one of the best out there. I think it can go head to head with Game of Thrones itself), Orphan Black, is coming to an end this Saturday, August 12, and personally, I am not ready!
First of all, for those of you who don’t watch Orphan Black (like why are you not watching this brilliant and amazing show?), Orphan Black is about clones.
Sarah is a street-wise woman with a troubled past as an English orphan who bounced around foster homes before being taken in by Mrs. S, who uprooted her and her foster brother, Felix, to North America. She has made bad decisions in her life but always strives to do right by daughter Kira. When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman, Beth (who looks like her) she decides to steal Beth’s identity — boyfriend and money included — in an attempt to begin a new life for herself and Kira, with whom Sarah hopes to reunite. But assuming Beth’s life — Sarah eventually learns that Beth was her clone — doesn’t go as smoothly as she anticipates because Beth was a cop caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, making Sarah the new target. Sarah must fight to stay alive while trying to escape from the complex web.
She later met other clones such as Cosima, Helena, Alison and Rachel (the other main characters). I also just want to point out that Tatiana Maslany, a great great actress, plays all of this character with Kathryn Alexandre, her double. Isn’t that amazing?
Anyways, back to what I’m actually saying. I cannot stress out on how much I love this show. When I found out that season 5 will be the last season, I was thrashing my whole bedroom. “It can’t end! No!”, I said.
Before the show’s ending, I want to dedicate a whole post just me appreciating this masterpiece because it deserves a lot of appreciation and attention. If you also love this show, do an appreciation comment below and let’s talk because I need someone to talk to.
Let me just fanboy about how brilliant and clever the concept for this show is! They’re using the concept of clones on their plot. Number 1, that is crazy. It’s amazing how they executed that on show by hiring such an amazing actress (Tatiana Maslany is queen) and doing an amazing job on the CGI! For each season, they make an amazing and interesting story arc. This season 5 story arc, revealing the head of Neolution as a 100+ year old man who lived because of the crazy science (the big bad company of the whole show), is purely amazing!
Now let’s move to the stars of the show, Tatiana Maslany and Kathryn Alexandre. Tatiana Maslany is a Canadian actress (Canada has a lot of good things, why?) know for her performance in Orphan Black. She won lot of awards including an Emmy award (but to be frank, she deserves a lot more!). Let me just tell you this, Tatiana Maslany is one of the best actresses out there! As I said, she plays lots of character. She portrays all of them so well that you don’t notice that it’s just one person playing all of them. You can see interviews of the cast and you’ll notice where are the actors of the clone and then you’ll just notice that the clones are played by one character. In some instances even, a clone will pretend to be another clone and Tatiana Maslany performs that kind of scenes so well. You actually know that that character is just pretending to be the other one because that’s how good she is!
Let us not forget Kathryn Alexandre. She’s a brillian actress you guys. She can totally copy what Tatiana can do. She learns everything that has to be done, how this character speaks, moves and even the little gestures! She’s amazing!
Another star is Skylar Wexler. Some child stars are so annoying especially to me because I’m always annoyed about children and their little weird things (I probably have done those weird things, I know, but still! It’s annoying), but Skylar Wexler is very different! She’s an amazing child actress. She can act scene that are serious. Just this penultimate episode, she was crying over a funeral and you can feel the anguish her character, Kira, is feeling! She’s amazing and I hope in the future, she becomes successful.
I have said a lot of things already about how I love this show and I still want to talk about it but this post will be so long and I still have a lot to do. Anyways, just check out for part 2. I hope you enjoy this post.
Tell me, do you love Orphan Black? Why? Who are your favorite characters? How do you feel about Orphan Black ending this Saturday?